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Hi Jenny,

I am buying a new sofa and want to get a loveseat also. I've found a beautiful deep red sofa that will look great in my living room, but there isn't a matching loveseat. Is it a decorating faux pas to have a loveseat that is a different color?

Hi Mike,

No faux pas at all. Coordinating pieces are most popular these days.  Just be sure to purchase something that you won't change your mind about, i.e., don't get something crazy that you'll have to replace or recover soon due to the expense.  You can always tie the love seat to the sofa via throw pillows in the sofa color or even a cozy "throw" for winter.

Happy shopping!

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