Decorating & Furniture/Wall color


I need ideas about grounding a small living room which is square (10x10)shaped with good lighting. I have beige carpet, dark purple (blackberry) couch and chair, oak and cedar cabinets, end tables are 2 different shades of green and an old oak trunk for a coffee table. The walls are a soft yellow but they are 10 ft tall and the windows are almost floor to ceiling. I have art and pictures on the walls which look good but the room does not look finished. Is it the wall color or do I need a rug to ground it all?

I don't think you need a rug to ground it all because you already have carpet. Maybe add some throw pillows or do an accent wall. You can send images to and I might be able to give you some more ideas.

Rachel Mallon

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