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I have an unusual-shaped living room (see pics) in that it is round with lots of windows. I purchased a semi-round sectional couch. But not sure if I chose the right wall coloring.... Now I need an area rug and I am not sure what colors to go with. I have narrowed it to 2 rugs - one with a little of the teal from the couch and another with basic neutrals with the wall coloring and a small amount of chocolate brown. Do you think any of those would work, or do you have other suggestions? Also, would you choose a round or rectangular coffee table with the shape of the room & couch? I very much appreciate your help!  I have other photos but could only send one from here.

What a lovely room!  I think your sofa choice is just right - the cat seems to like it too.

It is hard for me to really see the color of the walls and the sofa clearly from the picture but I would say that a color combination that might look good is something like the top rug on this page:

which has the lovely teal/blue + the caramel color of the floor and introduces a little black which adds a nice dramatic accent.

Of the two rugs you describe, I would definitely suggest the one with the teal in it sounds best.

Looking at the shape in front of the sofa and imagining people sitting there and needing to put down their cup/glass/book, I would say that a rectangular table is definitely the way to go.

Kind regards,


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