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I am about to purchase a red couch and two side chairs with a floral (black on tan) print. It's a basic geometric flower, hard lines, 5 petals, like we used to draw in grade school, nothing fufu.  I know chosing furniture fabrics is a bit like clothing, in that it's ok to mix and match prints/plaids, but I'm not too sure about with the leopard. Help!

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Hi Debbie,

Thanks for the questions.  In decor, mixing plaids and prints or florals and stripes is fine as long as the colors in each are exactly the same; i.e., the leopard rug and the chairs should have exactly the same colors, just in a different pattern.  Now that we've said that, I believe you'd be much happier in the long run (and save money as well) if you opt for a more neutral fabric for the side chairs.  Rugs and other accessories can be easily and inexpensively changed; furniture cannot.  

Sorry, but it's true.  

Regards,
Jenny

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