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25/12/2012 at 23:33
Hope everyone is having a great time.
I know everyones busy with all the festive celebrations so I don't expect this to be answered for a while so I'm just throwing it out there!
i want to buy a new sofa in the sales and re decorate my lounge.
Im thinking of this sofa and swivel chair but in a brown colour... :--
But I'm not sure if it will go with my rooms lay out!
This is my lounge lay out its about 24 foot long x 14 ft wide
Would you do a feature wall at the rear where I have it now? Or would you have it on the front wall where the windows and TV are?
I really want to add some new colours and life in to the room! I love the light blue colou wall papers but my H isn't sure.
Any recommendations that go with cream carpet and browny sofas would be appreciated!
I really like these but don't think my H will agree :--
What colour would you do the other 3 walls?.
26/12/2012 at 18:03
Hi there, this thread is right up my street; its what I do for a living!
My first thought (and this may be controvertial) is that why not do *all* the walls with wall-paper? Feature walls can look great but personally I think that they can look like the decorater isn't quite brave enough to go the whole hog and do the whole room....the amount of doors and windows you have mean that there'll be lots of things to break the pattern up and if you're going with (or sticking with) plain curtains, you're onto a winner. If you do only want to do one wall then I'd say the wall where the TV is will be better to accentuate as otherwise, you'll hardly ever see it when sat in the sofa! I'd paint the other walls the same blue as the base colour of the wall-paper or white if you want to play it safer.
Of the wall-papers you've shown, I genuinely like them all but would say the second (Arthouse Eco Drive Motif) is my favourite as it's not too girly (which may be putting your H off?) and gives you more variations of tone/colour to pick up on with your accessories.
Layout wise, I'm thinking the corner sofa will work best bottom right of the room with the swivel chair bottom left? It'll be good to break up the narrowness/corridor feel of the room a bit.
Accessories could just be in the same blues/creams/browns that you're already using or maybe a flash or two (cushions?) of raspberry red/burgundy would add depth and, again, wouldn't be too girly.
Is that helpful?
27/12/2012 at 00:08
Hope you had a great Christmas.
Thank you for your help, I bet your house is beautiful and coordinated!!
I think your right about some of the papers being "too girly" I like the one that you prefer too.
I have spoken to my H and we have agreed to do the feature wall at the front.
We went and bought a sofa today, a large corner unit - the one at the top in a chocolate brown (sorry I'm on my phone and I couldn't move the picture!)
What colour curtains would you go for? A dark brown? Or a colour picked out from the paper? As the curtains will be up against the wall paper.
My H just said he quite like this one -
So with regard to my sofa and cream carpet, what do you think on curtains and the other walls?
27/12/2012 at 11:33
Ha ha will be watching this thread with interest now we have bought the same sofa.
27/12/2012 at 19:32
The sofa looks lovely and chocolate brown is an excellent choice.
I like the latest wall-paper suggestion - if you're going for a feature wall on the TV side then I'd use the cream from that wall-paper background on the other walls and may I suggest a wide mirror central on the opposite wall so you'll have a bit of the wall-paper reflected to add interest?
I would say the curtains should be either the cream or blue from your wall-paper (personally I'd go for cream) but not the brown as you'd then have too much brown going on.
Hope that helps?
27/12/2012 at 20:24
Honestly, think feature walls of wallpaper look a bit weird. I would paint all the walls the same colour and then pick up the colour/ pattern in your curtains, cushions, rugs and art. That way you've always got a neutral base and can change soft furnishings fairly easily if you get bored.
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