We just bought these sofas – what to do with the walls?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
2193 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Rachael1287:  I LOVE the color. I am a big fan of a wall paper focal point wall with a nice mirror on it, and pull a color from that wall paper for the other walls of the living room. Your couch would go perfect with my wallpaper / living room. check it out 🙂

Post # 4
5259 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Rachael1287:  Those are some amazing couches!!!! I’m really not a creative person either but if it were me and I had these couches I would probably paint the walls a beige colour since I hate white walls. I’m planning in buying some couches tomorrow for our new home and I’m sure I will be on here seeking advice also lol

Post # 5
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Rachael1287:  i like the colour of wall in the first pic of your sofas (wall in middle).  it’s a nice neutral colour and it would go well with a wall paper accent like @MrsHoneyC:  posted.

Post # 6
10840 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Rachael1287:  The wallpaper @MrsHoneyC: posted, there is one here in the UK you can get of different design but similar colours, I’ve seen it somewhere. Other colours as accents that spring to mind:

  • raspberry / any shade of pink

  • gold

  • latte / any shade of brown

Love the sofas too btw

Post # 7
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You will already have a lot of blue in the room with two sofas and an ottoman all in the same uholstery.

 I would stay away from anything with more blue- blue paint, blue undertone paint, or wallpaper with blue in it.

I would let the blue be  the focus and do the walls in grey. Depending on your comfort level, you could do a light or charcoal grey or just one accent wall in charcoal.

See this room from Houzz


Keeping the background neutral and adding a couple of hits of another color, like green will give you a bright, attractive room.

Bright Living Room with Blue Sofa



Post # 9
3032 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Depends on your style, you might want to stick w/ neturals like the 1st picture.  I like a bit more vibrant rooms and was thinking maybe some decor that was in a peacock color scheme:

I also love me some bright yellow

Post # 10
1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I like the mustardy-yellow walls that are in the first picture.  It has the throw blanket also to give you an idea of adding another more subtle color.

Or, I would paint the walls a taupe color – one of the colors from the pillows.

I agree with jules, I would stay away from more blue.  You need a more neutral color to ground the brightness of the couches, otherwise your eyes won’t know where to look.

Post # 11
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like a medium gray or a mustard yellow for an accent color!

Post # 12
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

I would stay neutral and create a gallery wall full of black and white prints! (And I’d leave the wall white.) I think that would look gorgeous with the color scheme that you already have.

Gallery walls add so much dimension and interest to a room, and they will bring attention to the height of your ceiling!

Here’s a couple gallery walls that I pinned lately that I love, for inspiration:



Post # 13
2466 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I adore that couch o_o…….it’s fabulous.  I agree with leaving walls a neautral color and having a gallery wall.  I would use art to bring in more color and make it feel personalized.

Post # 15
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Wow, it looks great!!! I absolutely love your color palatte!!!

Post # 16
5445 posts
Bee Keeper

I love the couches, and I love the idea of gray paint with white trim!

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