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need help decorating my living room.  I have a lot of dark wood in my living room - there are dark wood beams, and a huge rustic fire place with brown and nuetral stones.  I want to go with browns and blues.  Here is my problem.  If I want to do browns and blues can I have a couch and love seat, and chair that is a greenish brown color?  I have attached a picture of it but in the picture you can hardly tell its green.  Please help.  My inlaws are coming for the holidays.  

The picture is not of my living room just of my couch.  

Hi Kathy

This is hard for me to answer well without actually seeing the true color of the couch but my first thought was that the brown and blue color scheme would work best with the green tone of the couch if the shade of blue that you choose is also slightly green - like a peacock.

A fabric like this:

gives you brown and some of the neutral coloring that you already have and brings in some sage green in the leaves and a couple of beautiful shades of blue that you could then use elsewhere in the room.

If, for example, you used this fabric to make a few cushion covers:

for the couch you could pick out your favorite of the blue shades to add a few more plain fabric cushion covers and perhaps an area rug and feature wall.

The colors in this fabric will bring together all the colors in the room and would therefore give it the appearance of being a deliberate interior decorating plan rather than a mixture of bits and pieces.

Kind regards,


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