Post # 1
My husband & I are getting our new living room suite soon! Along with that we are getting a new area rug, curtains & new throw pillows!
This is what we plan on getting but I still want to see some picture to help inspire me BEFORE I buy anything! Thanks bees. (Or anything you think would look good with the stuff we plan to get!)
This is the kind of living room suite we are going for (plain, comfy, goes with everything!)
Here is the rug I am seriously thinking about. Oh & we have hardwood floors so I want the rug to be big!
The kind of curtains I want to go for: (Same color & style but different material.)
Throw Pillow ideas:
Do you think the maroon & brown would look good together or should I go with the other color I had in mind, white?
Post # 3
Hmm, I only really have pictures of the elements of the room, but I’ll try to remember to take one of the whole room later:
This is our new living room set right after it was delivered:
We’ve since added the painting and shelves for our surround sound speakers:
I don’t have a picture of the tables for some reason but here’s my Alot on our table, you can kind of see the TV in the background. This was before the new couch:
This print is hanging by our front door in the living room:
Our living room and dining room are one big space so we somewhat continued the theme of the living room throughout. Our coffee and end tables look like the dining room table:
I also have this print in the dining room now:
Post # 4
I think the colors go well together. The “maroon” does appear more like burgundy on my commputer. I have sofa and chairs that color and use burgundy as my accent color in the winter; turquoise and green in the summer.
I prefer a neutral color drape -one that pretty much blends with the wall color- then it goes with everything. I wouldn’t use a stark white. What color are your walls?
I might suggest a different shape for the sofas- something less rounded and rumpus room looking-more like this
Make sure that any artwork you hang above the sofas is not placed too high. Too often the artwork looks disconnected from the rest of the room. The center of the piece of art should be at eye level. The sofa and art should appear as one component.
Post # 5
@julies1949: Eh, sorry. It could be burgundy! lol I was just snatching up pictures really fast on google. Thanks for the tip! Also my walls are brown. :/ & I cannot change them because our apartment is older, like 90’s themed.
Here is a picture of our living room & is why I also wondered if the maroon/burgundy would be to dark. Maybe the white would lighten the room up?
Post # 6
@julies1949: You clearly don’t have cats that run across the back of your furniture!
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I don’t think you need white to lighten the room. Could you maybe get some funky floor lamps to get some more light in the room?
Post # 7
I would agree that a cleaner looking sofa would be more timeless. There are definitely comfy sofas out there that don’t have those fluffy back cushions. You should also consider the color of your walls before you decide what your accent colors will be. If it is going to be neutral, then the dark red will be fine. One thing that I noticed in your plan, though, is a lack of pattern. Layering one solid after another could be a little boring. I would find a pillow in a fabric you love and use that on your couch. Maybe even two different kinds of patterned pillows. Then pick out an accent color from those pillows for your drapes and accessories. I would also consider not getting a matching couch and loveseat. Your room will have more interest if you have chairs in a different design than your couch. If you need design ideas, a great place to look is houzz.com.
Post # 8
@Aure: I really want to get some lamps to sit on our end tables (the tables are moved around in this picture due to the tree.) lol
I think the lamps will help that out, also! Thanks so much for reasurring me on the colors!!
Post # 9
@namarie: Thanks so much for the tips!
Oh those sofas are not THE ONES we are getting, just the same colorish. Tan-brown (more on the tan side.) With a basic look, not so stylish/trendy looking.
& Yes, I do want pattern in the pillow for sure! I couldn’t find any cute ones on google image to add on here though. As you can see in my picture of my living room my area rug is plaid pattern with lots of colors, my current pillows have the same colors with a pretty pattern. The pillows in the picture are old (that picture is from Christmas 2010.) lol So A few things have been updated. There is also an electric fireplace where the round table is beside the tv.
Thanks again so much!! Thanks for the website also!! 🙂
Post # 10
This is not helpful, but I have that exact same rug that you currently have haha! When I first saw it in the store I was like WHOA COLORS!
Post # 11
I really think the sofa will determine everything you have. If you decide a brown as your main colour you need to start thinking whites as accessories to lighten the room up.
Love the blue on your inspiration pic.
Post # 12
@ccranetobe: Thanks! (& Oh gosh I know I WISH we could paint our walls!)
You think the white would be more suitable with a tan sofa? We are leaning more towards tan than brown. Thanks again!
I really love it! But its getting old & has a few stains on it that I cannot remove. :/ It was handed dwon to me by my mom when my husband & I first got our apartment almost two years ago, so its time for a new one. 😛
Post # 13
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: would your landlord let you paint the walls if you supply the paint?Those wood panelled walls are more 60’s than 90’s, but they look great when painted.
Otherwise I would just simplify. Use less small bits and pieces on the walls.
Post # 14
Sounds like a good plan then! Unfortunately, the pictures of your living room aren’t coming up on my screen. Is the brown of your walls very dark? If so, you might want to consider bringing in some very light colors. I love dark brown walls and have them in my bedroom and kitchen, but with a very healthy dose of white to balance it. You might want to think about a light sisal rug and white curtains with dark brown walls rather than the dark rug and red curtains.
Post # 15
I love creams, ivorys and dark wood. My inspiration for my dream living room is Kim Kardashians living room before marrying Kris. Love the classic ivory look.
Post # 16
my living room is tan walls, ivory carpet, dark brown wood accents/ceiling, chocolate brown leather recliner and a red couch (similar to the curtains/throw pillows). I actually have red curtains too. it looks great together, very warm.