How To Decorate Around Red Sofa?

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Q: Hello, Apartment Therapy! I am in dire need of advice. My boyfriend and I have this big (and rather comfy) red sofa. After moving into a 715 square foot apartment, we're hopelessly clueless on how to design around it. I lean towards a more minimalist Danish design aesthetic, while the man of the house just goes along with anything (as long as it's not pink).

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I'm racking my brain over what type of wood would go best for coffee tables or bookshelves (or even if we should go metal/glass/plexiglass), what color the walls should be painted, etc. We don't get much light in our living room so we're trying to take that into consideration.

I've attached a photo of the couch — did I mention it's also pretty sizable haha? Any advice you could give would be great!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.