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Old 09-23-2014, 03:14 PM
 
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I wanted lamp shade to be the color scheme for my living room. But my couch seems too dark to flow with the bright colors, Open to all suggestions. FYI i like bright colors but open to darker colors. HELP PLEASE!
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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I love where you're going with this. I would totally put a turquoise sofa in that room!

Check this out: http://cdn.homedit.com/wp-content/up...blue-sofa1.jpg
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:53 PM
 
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The sofa doesn't flow with the style or color scheme of the lamps and the rest of the room; if you can change it, it would make a huge difference to the overall look since the sofa is such a large major element in a room, you won't get the feel you're going for with this one. You need something a lot 'lighter', design-wise, with clean lines, like Hopes posted, funkier and more modern; mid-century modern styles would work really well here too. If you don't want to commit to a bright colored sofa I'd go with a white or a gray, which would be a great crisp background to the brighter colors - you could echo the lamp colors with pillows and throws. Think lots of white, light tones to set off the bright colors without looking too busy.
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:00 PM
 
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if you don't want to spend much, something like the Ikea Klippan would look great here, in white or grey: KLIPPAN Loveseat - Granån white - IKEA
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:04 PM
 
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I dont see the problem. It bring in the brown from the chair, etc.
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:08 AM
 
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In an ideal world - change the sofa entirely. A mid century modern sofa in a pink or orange, or even a green or rich blue - any of the colors from those fabulous lamp shades - would be FANTASTIC.

However, if you can't afford to change out the sofa, then get a LOT more colorful with those throw pillows - definitely some pinks and oranges and a zap of green or blue. A bold stripe in those colors on one or two pillows would be divine, but so would a chevron pattern. Then buy a luscious, richly textured throw in pink or orange and fling it across one side of the sofa.

Cute stuff - I love the direction you're taking the room.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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If you can't get rid of the couch add the couch color around the room. Brown pillow on the chair, Brown drapes on the window pulled open, Brown large pottery with your other colors foliage in them.
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill PA
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I like the furniture. Your color palette is similar to mine. I would just got with a solid single color lamp shade instead of the pattered one you have. Personally I like to keep my large expensive items in neutral colors and use small items for my color accents. That way it is a lot less expensive when you decide you want to change your accent color.
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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I agree with the above poster: In an ideal situation ( and you were designing using someone else's money) a lighter sofa would be wonderful but I also think what you have could work as well. It will keep the room from becoming too childish. I would sofa as a neutral and add color in other ways. A colorful area rug to delineate the seating area and a mix of colorful pillows on the sofa and chair ( keeping the brown/tan) as the unifying color. Right now the walls, the rug and the sofa blend together so throws, wall art and pictures in colorful hues would brighten the whole room.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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Hi everyone!

I'm new to this forum. I registered because I'm decorating my new house and I wanted to get some ideas.
I read this topic and I wanted to answer you because last year I had the same problem in my old house. Tried to solve it in different ways but none convinced me.
One of my friends told me to search through internet. I found a website that sells second-hand furniture. It was very useful for me. I bought floor lamps and a few colourful cushions and my house looked amazing!
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