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Hi, my boyfriend and I will shortly be moving to a place of our own and with a baby on the way we are on a tight budget. His mother has given us her old lilac leather sofas and i have no clue how to decorate our living room around them! please help?

Hi Gill,

Thanks for the question.  A natural combination with lilac is sage or pale green.  Since lilac is a shade of red, the color opposite (and the best coordinating color) is green.  

To avoid the space being too feminine, a darker shade (like a medium to dark sage) is best.  


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