Post # 1
So FI and I bought some new sofas yesterday. We currently have some nasty ikea ones that our landlord supplied, but they are cream, and look worn. We decided we will stay here for the next couple of years so we wanted to make it feel more homely. We are going to do the lounge, which is roughly 4.5metres X 4.5metres in size, with a huge victorian bay window. We arent looking to change the furniture but hoping to decorate the walls.
These are the sofas we have bought:
We currently have a large cream rug, and a glass coffee table. The floor is a light Beechwood colour.
The walls are currently white, and VERY high ceilings (3.5metres).
We were thinking of painting one wall, like an accent colour, or wallpapering it. Perhaps a light blue or a grey/silver paper?
Im not very creative so id love to hear some ideas!
Post # 3
@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
@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
@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
@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
- latte / any shade of brown
Love the sofas too btw
Post # 7
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.
Post # 8
@Rachael1287: gray with pops of orange!
Post # 9
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
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
I like a medium gray or a mustard yellow for an accent color!
Post # 12
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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
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 # 14
@CatyLady: We’ve picked up a tester this colour http://www.dulux.co.uk/colour/raspberry-diva for our feature wall (which is our 1.8m wide chimney breast without a fireplace). Do you think itll go, or clash?
FI loves brown so another we picked up was http://www.dulux.co.uk/servlet/SiteAdvancedSearchHandler#intense_truffle which comes out a bit more brown and less purple than that photo. I do think it would look like, but i hate the idea of having a brown wall. Mainly because everything he buys is brown and its taken me months to phase out the dark brown bedsheets and dark brown everything haha.
We were looking at wallpapers but everyone keeps telling us how much of a pain in the ass paper is, and how expensive it will be… Hmm.
Post # 15
Wow, it looks great!!! I absolutely love your color palatte!!!
Post # 16
I love the couches, and I love the idea of gray paint with white trim!