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Add some colour to your room with an armchair or a sofa
Written By Sharon Marshall on August 14th, 2012
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Do you look at your lounge and wonder how you could ever have thought those neutral tones would be a good idea? If this rings bells, then be assured you are not alone.
However, rather than reach for the paint pot and risk going way too far in the other direction, stop to think about how you can build on your original choice to create a whole new look.
You may need to be clever with colour to avoid neutral being confused with boring, but it’s really easy when you know how. And a brightly coloured armchair or sofathat you love is a very good place to start.
It is true that, in many rooms, a three piece suite with a striking pattern or bright colour could be distasteful or ‘over the top’. But adding one dazzling item to a neutral room can be extremely classy indeed and, if you include a few well chosen accessories, the effect can be even more positive.
If you look at the John Lewis Lotta Armchair, shown below in Daisy Chain Pink:
This armchair can work perfectly well alongside, say, a brown leather sofa. However, you can get an even better look if you add similar cushions to the brown sofa, or pick out the pink colour and add other accessories in a similar shade, such as a vase or bowl on the coffee table, or even a strategically placed throw on the back of the sofa. Either in addition or alternatively, you could look for artwork that includes this colour. In this way, you will have transformed your room into an interesting, vibrant space, without the need for redecoration.
Now look at this amazing vintage style patchwork armchair from Notonthehighstreet.com:
A superb armchair like this gives you a wealth of possibilities for different coloured accessories. However, when you find yourself in this situation, it is often best to pick out a colour from the armchair that you particularly like (e.g., blue or orange), and stick with this when it comes to accessories. You might get away with two complementary colours, but any more and you risk a style disaster.
Also, be careful to match your shade well. For example, if you choose blue, make sure you choose the ‘right’ shade of blue for accessories. If you go to a paint store and match the blue you are looking for with a colour swatch, this will give you a handy selection of blues that will be ‘right’ for your room if you choose an armchair like this.