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i have a black leather five seater sofa in my lounge along with a black tv trolley and a teak wood table.the color of walls and celing is off white. lounge has a light brown marble floor covering.there are four wooden doors of different rooms along with a main enterance of the lounge which consist of two glass pannels which covers the 1/4th area of the entrance on both sides.all the four doors open in the lounge.there is a big window in the lounge.we have used dull golden coloured fabric for the curtains. the floor of the sitting area is covered by an antique red and black afghani carpet.the walls have no paintings on them.plz tell me what other furniture should i use  along with my black sofa so that i can make more ppl sit in my lounge at times. how can i make my lounge look beautiful,elegant and spacious at the same time.but let me tell u that icant change the color of my walls,cant remove the black sofa or any of the four doors.plz help me out.i m desperately waiting for ur helpful advice
thank u

Dear Warisha,
     I think you have a nice start to your lounge and just need some finishing touches to make it complete. Here is the image I designed for you.

I would suggest arranging the furniture in the middle of the room so you are not blocking any doors. This keeps the seating area intimate and comfortable. I would change your window treatment with white fabric curtains. This will make the room feel more open and goes best with black and white. I would add white or red chairs and add accent pillows in either black, red, or white. Also adding chrome or stainless steel decor will pull the look together.
Here are the links to all of the items that I have incorporated:

I hope this will help and if you would like to do something different, please email me with more information and you can send pictures to

Rachel Mallon

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