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accent colors help, home decor, Ok need suggestions for accent colors I m sure some may think this rug is ugly outdated however it is much prettier in person excuse my horrible photography iPhone skills as well as my slipcover in process please help Any ideas greatly appreciated
Ok, need suggestions for accent colors? I'm sure some may think this rug is ugly, outdated:) however it is much prettier in person, excuse my horrible photography( iPhone) skills as well as my slipcover in process:) please help ! Any ideas greatly appreciated!
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  • Carole Carole on Sep 27, 2013
    Burnt Orange?? As in for cushions - perhaps they should be plain but with some texture to them.

  • Tamela Bowie Interiors Tamela Bowie Interiors on Sep 27, 2013
    Try this combination.

    • Linda Crandall Linda Crandall on Sep 28, 2013
      @Creative Designs & Accessories following your page love it - dropped you off a facebook like as well.

  • Lauren Little Lauren Little on Sep 27, 2013
    Thank you so much for all advice!:) I'm going for farmhouse look, we rent so unfortunately can't change some things however sofa and chairs will be covered in duck cloth and that orange ribbon is a fall runner and was put out prior to rug:)

  • Tamela Bowie Interiors Tamela Bowie Interiors on Sep 27, 2013
    Hello Lauren, I love the current rug that you have in the space. However, to give the space more of a farmhouse feel, I would simply lay a smaller sisal rug on-top of your existing rug. This would give a great layering effect and help with pulling the farmhouse decorating theme together. Good luck!

  • GranArt GranArt on Sep 27, 2013
    beautiful rug! and I love that buttercream color.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Sep 28, 2013
    I love this rug! One of the best colors to use with this cream/taupe/black combination is a deep burgundy, moving up to accents in a brighter cranberry.

  • April April on Sep 28, 2013
    Wonderful suggestions in this post. Maybe try some gold tones or some autumn like colors? :)

  • Gretchen Gretchen on Sep 28, 2013
    You could really change out the accent colors with the season. Pillows, flowers, table runner, etc could be burgundy in the fall and winter (or even red for the holidays), the greens or yellow-gold for spring and maybe cream or off white for summer.

  • Beth Hyatt Beth Hyatt on Sep 28, 2013
    Love it! you have given me just what I needed. I have already brought in the butter creams and golds. I use gold with a small touch of red during the Christmas Holidays! The contrast of colors looks great with my antiques! Thank you for sharing you fabulous lushes but ideas.

  • Beth Hyatt Beth Hyatt on Sep 28, 2013
    Lushaus ideas! (sorry)

  • Cyndi Daves Cyndi Daves on Sep 28, 2013
    Lauren I would go with red or a burnt-orangey red for accent. Golds and buttercreams will complement but you need something to grab the eye and really pop. Which will also take attention away from the rug which really isn't a traditional farmhouse style.

  • Trish Trish on Sep 28, 2013
    Love the colors in my rug. I bringing these colors in.

  • Emily Mugridge Emily Mugridge on Sep 28, 2013
    I love jewel tones-what about a pop of deep plum?

  • Carol Harris Carol Harris on Sep 28, 2013
    @Lauren, you could also use some black to go with the trim in your rug, maybe a throw pillow in the chair.

  • Nancy Gramm Nancy Gramm on Sep 28, 2013
    Love the rug! I think you could go almost anywhere you want with accent colors as the rug's in a very nature-inspired color range and nature is the best color mixer ever!

  • Karen B Karen B on Sep 28, 2013
    Yellow, terra cotta, red

  • Sarah Jackson Sarah Jackson on Sep 28, 2013
    I know you've already gotten several great suggestions but if you don't mind, I'd like to add one more. I'd decide on two or three colors I like the most in the rug, then go to the paint store and find paint chips that look as close to those colors as possible. Bring them home, match the chips to the rug colors and use those when shopping. The advantage is that the paint chips give you your matching color as well as "tones" of that same color that will also work well with it. Hope that makes sense.

  • Jean DeSavage Jean DeSavage on Sep 28, 2013
    Lauren, with the wood paneling on the wall, the beige flooring, and the neutrals in your rug, you could use any color. Pick you favorite color and use that to accent your room. You could have pillow covers that you could change out with the seasons. Light cool colors for the summer, deeper, warmer colors for the winter months. By keeping your accent pieces smaller, you can change them out more economically, with pillows, throws, maybe some flowers, etc.

  • Pam Pam on Sep 28, 2013
    Royal Blue would also look good. Love the Red idea, too.

  • Carmen Carmen on Sep 28, 2013
    turquoise:-)

  • Mia Bonvie Mia Bonvie on Sep 29, 2013
    You need some black to ground it. Black intensifies colors.

  • Lauren Little Lauren Little on Sep 29, 2013
    All such great advice!!! Thank you all so much for the help and nice responses! The wheels are turning!! I will update pics when I'm finished!! Thank u so much !!

    • April April on Sep 30, 2013
      @Lauren Little -- I'm so happy for you that you're getting such helpful answers and to hear your project is going well! Please keep us informed! And you're very welcome! :D

  • Lauren Little Lauren Little on Sep 29, 2013
    @sarah Jackson great advice I will def be doing this!!

  • Lauren Little Lauren Little on Sep 29, 2013
    @sarah Jackson great advice I will def be doing this!!

  • Claudia Mitcham Claudia Mitcham on Oct 03, 2013
    I have lately become thoroughly enamored of bright, cheerful colors - I certainly wouldn't recommend my "gypsy's heart" explosion of colors to anyone, but maybe consider something of a pale seafoam, lilac, or even coral for something a little more quirky and eye-catching....just a thought outside the box :-)..

  • J J on Mar 30, 2015
    yep, a nice dark red/maroon would look great with this rug.

  • Lindcurt Lindcurt on Jun 11, 2015
    A friend had a avocado and gold bathroom that just couldn't be changed for a while. She added a dark plum drape and rugs and it was just beautiful. Hard to imagine but it worked beautifully.