Monday, February 27, 2012

Need Some Decorating Help

 We just bought a new sofa and chair for the living room.  The pillows that came with the sofa I LOVE...and they are in a paisley design.  I'm not so crazy about my drapes now and they are about 15 years old, time for a change.  The problem is, I don't know what color I should get and this is where you come in.  I need suggestions!  Here is a close up of the pillows.  They are actually darker than the photo shows.

And here are the old drapes.  They look lighter in the photo than they actually are.  They are a tapestry floral.
 The pillows in the middle have the same colors in as the paisley pillows but are striped.
 The colors in the pillows are rust, gold, dark brown and a lighter brown.  Would you go with a solid color drapery?  What color?



  1. Hi Denise

    Beautiful! Because the sofas are large and dark I would go with a sandy beige color for drapes. Maybe even a deep gold since you mentioned the pillows hand some gold. I would take a pillow when going shopping for some drapes and pull one of the colors out.
    Hope this helps a little


  2. I was wondering if you have an accent color you are using in the room? I was thinking of maybe something more bold like very large stripes or a more bold color since you are showing all solid brown... Dianntha

  3. i agree with pat a beige or linen color or a dark gold. something to bring out the colors in the pillows. denise

  4. Hi Denise,
    Lovely new furniture~ I'd stick with a solid color and either the light brown or gold. I can't tell to well in the pic how large the room is but keeping a light color on the window will help keep the room light feeling. You don't want to go dark on the window especially if you are keeping the sofa in front of it. Hope that makes sense.
    Good luck and share a picture with us when there up.

  5. Denise,
    I agree with Pat. I was going to say gold. It would look nice with the sofa tacks and the pillow colors.
    I had to laugh, I think my pillows are the same ones. LOL...


  6. You gotta go with a solid color that matches one of the colors in your pillows. Preferably a lighter color, because lighter makes your room look bigger.
    I love your new sofa and chair :-)

  7. leather is always a rich warm color is that red in the pillows? green is also a soothing color, like Denise said, take that pillow shopping! lol!

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  9. Well my decorating style is to mix patterns and colors so my suggestion would be a small rust and gold check or a plaid with your colors in it. Maybe buy an extra yard of fabric and make a couple more pillows to mix with the pretty ones that you have.