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ahunt09January 26, 2013
Hi, working on making a few changes to the living room. I plan on keeping the furniture for now, but other items may go or stay. I would prefer to keep the rug because of the cost. I feel the rug and walls are so close in color they are competing instead of complimenting one another. What do I do? Any suggestions?
Thanks.
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ahunt09
The couches were given to us and we do plan to replace at some point. The coffee and end tables were also given to us, they were my grandmothers. While I would like to keep them, it's not a must if something else would look better.
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:26AM
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Kevin Twitty- IBB Designer
Try a nice warm gray if you want to stay neutral.
It'll update your space and give it a transitional look.

It also looks great with warm cream/beige colors:

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2 Likes    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:32AM
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judianna20
I see your sofa color in the rug, and, of course, your rug color on the wall. Before you do anything big why not get some of that deep blue in the rug in accent pillows and see how that looks. If you like that, an interesting blue + fabric on the windows might pull it all together. Right now there is really nothing wrong, just bland.

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3 Likes    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:32AM
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anitajoyce
Change the wall color to another color. Grey, blue grey or tan would be nice and compliment the rug color.
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:40AM
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Christine FREY - www.medina-touch.com
I would improve lighting wit an original touch of moroccan lamps like these attached
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:43AM
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ahunt09
I like the idea of dark blue pillows. We're likely to repaint, but i'll start with the small changes. Thank you for the suggestions! This is a big help!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:43AM
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Jayme H.
Agree with pulling color from rug to accessorize
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ahunt09
Thanks!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:47AM
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ahunt09
Found these pillows. They have all the colors from the rug. Too much? Should I try to find more of a solid?
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 12:44PM
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Jayme H.
LIKE..add in a few solids too
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 12:46PM
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Kevin Twitty- IBB Designer
I like the pillows! The next step with is one of the least expensive and has the most eye catching effect would be painting the walls.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 1:18PM
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ahunt09
Should I paint a taupe/more neutral color? Also, I was thinking of changing the curtains to navy...too much...or keep the neutral curtains I have now?
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 1:23PM
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Jayme H.
Taupe-like paint with navy curtains: although the left set looks less navy.
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 1:35PM
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ahunt09
Thanks for your help! I'll have to start looking at curtains.
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Jayme H.
One of those sets was on overstock.com..I think the first set.
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 2:01PM
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ahunt09
Thanks. I was looking at JCP, but will have to check out overstock.
    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 2:14PM
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