Accent colors and rug.

nmiller305December 10, 2013
Just bought this couch (three piece sectional) it came with all the pillows. Also just bought a new house and I have a tendency to stick with neutral colors but want to add some color to this larger room. I could discard the striped pillows (they have a green in them) and keep the pillows with the circles. I found a rug that is chevron patterned that is rust/cream. Any thoughts? I could start fresh with new pillows and color scheme too.
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With the colors you have chosen, I'd probably add an aqua in a medium tone (not light or dark). I happen to like aqua as an accent color with brown & cream. If that is too "different" for you, then look into a peach tone, which will play nicely off the green in the stripe. There are some peach tones in the bricks around your fireplace.
    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 4:36PM
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What a beautiful home you have! It looks like you are on the right path with your design- I would suggest purchasing an ottoman or coffee table, and a couple of smart looking lamps to complete the look. I am attaching some suggestions of rugs and accessories that would work beautifully in your space!

Yours in Houzzing,

Andie P., ASID
Interior Designer

Jaipur Roccoco Chateau Classic Rust Wool Rug · More Info

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    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 4:39PM
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Marc Russell Interiors
I usually never comment on questions about color, since they change with the day, and need to be seen in the room. That being said, I would not worry about the pillow fabric. Match the rug to the chair and sectional, replace pillows. Over time, you will collect enough pillows to start rotating them, giving the room a fresh look every time. Good luck!
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Kristen Costello
Hi there!

I love the space you have and I love that couch! I think a chevron rug is the perfect amount of pattern for that room. I also think the couch could use some pillows with a pop of color! Maybe some floral pillows, and/or plain soft pale colors. I also think maybe some brighter, or more patterned window curtains would open up the room as well! Happy Houzzing :)
    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 4:54PM
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I think this room needs a carpet to finish the cozy feelling. Were you intending to have one?

I would find a carpet you love (make sure it's big enough too) and it may well direct you in your selection of accent colour.
    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 5:01PM
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