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I have a small bedroom that has been converted into a "media"/movie-watching room. There is really no furniture in it at all, just a single futon that I can't stand (must have something to accomodate sleeping).

The walls are a light yellow (paint was called "light honey" or something like that) while the door, closet doors, trip, and picture frames in the room are all black - which matches the front projector screen wall that was painted black for functionality.

Since I dislike the futon, I have been shopping around for its replacement and really like the idea of having a sectional sleeper - that is, one with a chaise. The problem is finding ones that come in black. I have been leaning towards Ikea since the prices are in my budget, but the only black one - called "Lugnvik" - is extremely uncomfortable and not proportionately efficient (my legs hang off the chaise; pillow cushions leave very little seat room). They have one called "Friheten" that comes in a beige and grey color. I figured the beige would clash with my walls + carpet, and the grey would match them, but I don't think it would go well with the black accents.

Any input/advice is greatly appreciated! (Please don't mind the speaker wires and silver speakers that show in some pics...those are all gone!)

 
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This is the sofa I am talking about: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/im...&size=l&tid=82772118
 
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I see nothing wrong with your gray sofa choice. It is a neutral and would work well with your light yellow walls too.
 
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I see nothing wrong with your gray sofa choice. It is a neutral and would work well with your light yellow walls too.


Thanks for the reply.

I was just worried that introducing grey on its own would throw things off, since right now there are 3 colors that dominate the room - light yellow walls, beige carpet, and black accents + accessories. The grey would come in and have nothing to complement it...
 
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Do you think something like this would work better?

 
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A unifying fabric or area rug might make sense to you if you're reluctant to introduce the gray. It could come via pillows, rug or window treatment. I would bring in more yellow via a print as an accent. I am not too concerned about the neutral carpet.

Painting random color blocks of various sizes on the walls in these colors is a contemporary way to go that won't be hidden by furniture. See a follow up alternative under the following response.

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BTW, another way to bridge the colors is in painting a band of horizontal stripes in gray, black and beige leaving a masked stripe of the yellow centrally in the broad band. Snapping level chalk lines and using painter's tape is part of this low cost project.
 
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All you need is an area rug pulling all those colors together and you will be very happy with the results.
 
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