help with living room decor :(

Old 12-26-04, 01:51 AM
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i need help with decorating my formal traditional living room..give it a warm doesn't get too much lighting.... its a new house so walls are basic white.... right now, all it has is burgundy leather sofas (formal with bronze nail-heads). one is a love seat and one club chair and also 2 formal pecan wood accent chairs in solid gold/beige fabric. please help me on what kind of colors would go nice with this color furniture (burgundy/gold). What colors should i choose for pillows, lamps, etc? What kind of coffee table and end tables can go well with these colors. Also we have an adjoining dining room (the 2 are one long room)...what colors should the seat fabrc be for dining chairs...

Old 12-28-04, 10:55 AM
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what's the flooring?

assuming the flooring is neutral:

even before i read about the gold/beige chairs, i was thinking of a nice chamoise/gold for the walls! i have a great chamoise/gold color in my LR and i love it. it's warm & cozy but without being dark. it gives the room (North facing) a warm, sunny glow without screaming lemon yellow. it's beautiful with wood tones, also, as well as burgundy. if you can interject some olive greens somewhere (area rug or throw pillows or drapery fabric, etc) that will create a gorgeous yellow/red/green color scheme.

however - read my tips on Choosing Wall Colors at the top of this Decorating topic. you'll want to find the harder-to-find elements FIRST, before you paint. such as an area rug or drapery fabric or artwork or whatever element you want to have a multi-colored pattern in it. paint is the easiest thing to find because it comes in EVERY color imaginable. rugs to not. fabric does not. so find something else first, and then have paint mixed to match the exact color you're needing.

the dining rooms chairs could be any of the colors pulled from the LR. it will depend on what you do with the walls in there (burgundy walls in a DR are always stunning!) as well as the window treatment. you could tie the two rooms together by using a common fabric in each room.

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