Decorating & Furniture/how to decorate


I have a country home and in my family room I have beige
walls,shaded brown rug,  beige couch and rocker and just
purchased a love seat, in the same style but in sage.
Previously I used hunter green and burgundy as accent items
like pillows, flowers, throws, etc., but now I am not sure
how to bring it all together with my new sage loveseat...any
suggestions??? if you don't think the hunter green and
burgundy would look right with sage..then what colors should
I use.. a new look would be okay by me!

Hi Sandy,

I think change is good!  Congrats on the new furniture.  To add some extra zip to the room, consider pairing the sage color with a shade of purple!  That can be anything from lilac to a deep regal purple.  You'll find lots of accessory items in aubergine (eggplant) as well, and that is beautiful when paired with sage green.

Pull in the sage on your older pieces with a throw, a pillow or two etc.  This pulls the color from one side of the room to the other.

Save or donate your hunter green and burgundy and move in this new direction.  It will give you a lift!

Thanks for choosing me as your expert!

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