Allow your fabric choices to create a common thread between rooms. Plaid makes another appearance in the cottage, this time in the form of drapery panels. A hunter green velvet upholstered sofa, worn leather club chair, and antique rug outfits this room for the man of the house.
If you're too nervous to experiment with bolder colors and patterns in your sofa, you can always opt for a funky ottoman that can double as a coffee table. It'll add a more subtle sense of diversity to your living room, while complementing more classic couches and chairs. Consider this exotic ottoman from Anthropologie.
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5. Combine classics. Timeless patterns — plaids, zebra, paisley — mingle in this masculine sitting area, underpinned by the lush Oriental carpet. Like a Chanel suit and a pair of spectator pumps, classic motifs and pieces will always work well together.
This just looks crazy comfortable. I'm not usually a big fan of exotic animal prints, but the zebra ottoman is just enough to make the room feel like a place where you can flop down and never get tired of all the stories the room has to tell.