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5. Does it work with other colors in your home? When you are in the process of decorating a room, it is a wonderful idea to carry a small envelope or folder with paint and fabric swatches when you go out shopping. Being able to hold up a swatch of your wall color or the fabric on your sofa is invaluable when you are looking for coordinating pieces.
Don't have swatches? At the very least, take a few photos of the room in good light and bring those with you on shopping trips. It will avoid many headaches down the road when a color or print clashes and you have to make returns or eat the cost.