Accessorising a tan leather sofa.

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Found 16th Dec 2012
I have a tan leather sofa which is a modern style and need to accesorise.. It is in my front living room which has oak flooring, book shelf and oak sideboard. The walls are currently a beige and i also have a beige rug. I have a piece of multiicolour art on one wall (ikea hallaryd) and a plasma tv above the cast iron stove fireplace. I am really struggling to decide on colour scheme, was thinking something like a warm red. Are there any budding interior decorators who may be able to help? I can email pics if necessary
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How about the iCushion?

http://www.polopuentearanda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/wpid-wpid-The-iCushion-Pillow.jpg
Pick out particular colours from the multicolour artwork and get accessories that co-ordinate with the chosen colours
teal and tan looks really good
We had red with beiges and creams but for a change have recently changed to greens and beiges .
Edited by: "shopstilldrops" 16th Dec 2012
go with a mixture of colours rather than a scheme
thegant82

teal and tan looks really good



Was going to suggest that too , my friend has that .
Original Poster
Thanks. I've tried to pick a colour out and that's why I decided to go with the warm red. It's so difficult actually picking stuff out.. have been to a few stores and haven't seem anything that looks nice. Anybody recommend any cushion specialist places?
Original Poster
Teal and tan? Got any links to any pics of rooms already done?
Personally If your artwork does not include teal as a colour I would steer away from it. If it does then ignore that.

Unless the artwork would also co-ordinate with teal or you are prepared to change the picture
I have teal in my living room
Teal in curtains and wallpaper

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6229/dsc06452g.jpg
Original Poster
That's really nice. Very clever what you did with the fireplace as a media storage unit!! You even have the same tv as me!!

I was thinking of wallpapering the entire wall rather than the chimney breast.. Or would that be overkill?
People's taste varies so vastly you may as well stick a pin in the phone book than ask for suggestions on here!

No disrespect to Toasthduk, but wallpaper and curtains such as the above photo would look dreadful in my Victorian house with it's cast iron fireplace, but would fit in well into a new build style of house...

You say that the sofa is a modern style and the colours so far chosen are 'safe' options... what period is the house? Do you prefer a minimalist look or something more cosy? If you've decided on a warm red as your accent colour go and have a look around a few shops like Dunelm Mill, or The Range to see what takes your eye.

here is a link to my project

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LizziBear

People's taste varies so vastly you may as well stick a pin in the phone … People's taste varies so vastly you may as well stick a pin in the phone book than ask for suggestions on here!No disrespect to Toasthduk, but wallpaper and curtains such as the above photo would look dreadful in my Victorian house with it's cast iron fireplace, but would fit in well into a new build style of house...You say that the sofa is a modern style and the colours so far chosen are 'safe' options... what period is the house? Do you prefer a minimalist look or something more cosy? If you've decided on a warm red as your accent colour go and have a look around a few shops like Dunelm Mill, or The Range to see what takes your eye.



My house is by no means modern
Original Poster
Thanks lizzi. My house is over 100 years old.. So I guess it's late Victorian. I was trying to keep it classic with some modern touches. Wanted to go for a cosy feel. I am using an ipad but can't figure out how you can attach pics to the post
Fussy

I was thinking of wallpapering the entire wall rather than the chimney … I was thinking of wallpapering the entire wall rather than the chimney breast.. Or would that be overkill?



Depends on whether you want to make a bold statement with the colour and pattern of the wallpaper, if so just do the chimney breast. If you chose a more subtler coloured and patterned paper the alcoves and breast would look fine (to me)
Original Poster
Oh ok. Guess that makes sense. Have yet to decide on which wallpaper yet so will bear that in mind.
we have black, cream and mint green combination. very nice
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http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1178/1355672241445.jpg
Is that a working stove? Or for effect?

If working, whats the fuel?
Original Poster
Hi - it's working. Gas is the fuel.
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