For seating in my living room I have a tan fabric sofa with matching chair-and-a-half and large ottoman, also a dark burgundy leather chair. The sofa did not survive a recent professional cleaning... it became very blotched, but the chair and ottoman are like new. I would like to keep the chair and ottoman and replace the sofa with a coordinating fabric. Would it be acceptable to have three unmatched pieces of furniture in the same room or should the fabric pieces match? Thank you.
If you can find a patterned upholstery fabric that has bits of the tan and the burgundy in it, you could use it to have a fitted slipcover made for your sofa and it would coordinate your room. Slipcovers aren't cheap, but they are usually less then the cost of a new sofa, plus you reap the positive ecological benefits of re-using existing furniture.
Welcome. Definitely doable if you find a fabric that marries the existing colors (w/ accents is optional). This could be a plaid, a multi stripe, a geometric, a paisley or a floral to name a few. I feel rooms need pattern interest along w/ solids and texturals. I like the idea of a predominately burgundy print.
A slipcover in a neutral (or burgundy) is another option, but do feature a print or prints that repeats the colors of your furniture to pull everything together. This can come via pillows, an area rug and/or window treatment.
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Please excuse me. This is my first experience - ever - with a message board. I would like to add to my previous post that I would like to get rid of some of the old burgundy accents and accessories and replace them with sage green and maybe a little pale blue.
I have been looking for some efficient and cost effective ideas regarding living room furniture. I am quite a new member of HGTV. I am looking for some tips from you as I have seen that here all the members are giving many helpful tips or ideas to other members.
thank goodness even with the imperfect fit, for slip covers...how well your furniture lasts really depends on your lifestyle...add family. pets, you're lucky if it goes several years...we don't have a family room or basement, so our sofa has been a "crib", play pen, and my personal bed when recovering from surgery and unable to climb the stairs...
and to tell you the truth i keep looking at cheaper pieces (like ikea) cause at 66, who knows where retirement is goning to be??
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