Design Tip: For larger upholestered furniture, I recommend using pieces in solid/muted colors. Use accessories (pillows, rugs, window treatments) to bring in whimsy, color, or texture. Larger furniture tends to anchor a room. When you have a piece that complements most everything, it allows for endless possibilities in your room accents. I posted this tip to twitter last week and received this question in response: "What type of accessories should you use if you have a muted sofa?" Answer: Use accessories that have bolder colors and patterns. Allow your accessories to determine the paint color of your room. Pull a color that is represented in minor detail from your accessories and use it to tie the entire room together.
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