Creating a Living Room Around a Sofa and Rug?

Creating a Living Room Around a Sofa and Rug?

Colleen Quinn
Sep 8, 2009

Q: I need help designing the right look for my living room. For the living room, I ordered this blue-green Mitchell Gold velvet sofa and want to keep my current pineapple rug. What is a good coffee table and pillows to finish the look?

I also have a sad and lonely gray wall next to the sofa. Together the room seems naked and needs sprucing. Help me please to create a warm and inviting living room!

Sent by Carisa in DC

Editor: Carisa- You are off to a great start with your fabulous sofa and that pineapple rug. You might consider a glass-topped coffee table if you want to show off the pattern of the rug. We would love to see you exchange that grey wall for something in a warmer tone, and recommend bringing in some additional pops of color by hanging some art on the walls.

We are sure our readers have opinions to share in the comments below- help Carisa build the room her new sofa deserves!

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