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Need to 'brighten' up an area - suggestions needed!

14 years ago

I'm hoping someone here can offer some suggestions. My mom recently moved into a studio cottage and we need ideas for adding color and brightness to the main area. I wish I knew how to attach pictures here, but since I don't know how I'll describe what she has so far:

A cream colored leather sofa and matching chair.

A toile rug - looks a bit like some of the blue pottery from Holland - with flowers and slight shade of cream, sage, but mostly lots of blues

Espresso colored coffee table, entertainment center and end table

Maple-colored wood floor

The sofa and chair gets lost in the off-white color of her walls. Although I think yellows for the wallswould work, the sofa still blends in too much. What color should I be looking to paint at least the wall behind the sofa? What ideas for colors and patterns of throw blankets and pillows?

Thanks so much! I've just started looking for help on this subject, so if you have any other website recommendations, I'd appreciate it.


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