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extraskinny

I am moving in August to a new, larger apartment building with my boyfriend.
We have a Denim blue couch (I wish I was joking- it is his and hideous):
Motivational

And because we will be having a much larger living room, we are able to bring in my orange/peach chair and ottoman from my dad's house.:

zephyr_canvas


mango

We also have medium wood-toned furniture for this room (book case, tv stand, coffee table) that somehow all manage to look similar in colour, and a futon that has a black mattress, but we plan on covering it with a fitted bed sheet. The walls and floors are your standard plain beige colour, and the floor is carpet. We are unable to paint the walls, but can hang stuff.
The wood pretty much looks like this:


We are thinking turquoise and white for the accent/tie in colours, but I want other opinions.

We are both university/college students, so our budget is limited to accessories, and can't get new furniture (expect maybe a new futon mattress).

What do you think would look good and help make the furniture look intentional in this room of clashing colours?

oxdixiegalxo

I think turquoise and white are fine. Red would also do because it goes well with orange. If there's windows you can add curtains to them

riamarias

extraskinny wrote:
I am moving in August to a new, larger apartment building with my boyfriend.
We have a Denim blue couch (I wish I was joking- it is his and hideous):
Motivational

And because we will be having a much larger living room, we are able to bring in my orange/peach chair and ottoman from my dad's house.:

zephyr_canvas


mango

We also have medium wood-toned furniture for this room (book case, tv stand, coffee table) that somehow all manage to look similar in colour, and a futon that has a black mattress, but we plan on covering it with a fitted bed sheet. The walls and floors are your standard plain beige colour, and the floor is carpet. We are unable to paint the walls, but can hang stuff.
The wood pretty much looks like this:


We are thinking turquoise and white for the accent/tie in colours, but I want other opinions.

We are both university/college students, so our budget is limited to accessories, and can't get new furniture (expect maybe a new futon mattress).

What do you think would look good and help make the furniture look intentional in this room of clashing colours?

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riamarias
POSTED 1 HOUR AGO
exterskinny,
I have to laugh, remembering my the days of the Baige Living & Denim Sofa
keeping your colours palette intact,
except the Oak Furniture: stylish ink
Denim_Dreaming"
Grass_Denim
• Window/Sofa
an apartment always have a picture window, meaning Fabric
Window *Drapery: Denim_Fairy_Vine
Roller Shade & Sheers: white
if Denim Fairy Vine pattern is to fancy
Drapery: Playing_Two-zes_Jacs
Denim Sofa: Motivational
Accent Pillows: Boyfriends_Shirt
Round Cushion Pillow made of fabric cut into petals
Flower Pillow: Mango_Bloom_Around
• Futon Fabric: Wash_a_Houndstooth
• Accent Chair: mango
^ Accent Pillow: California_Denim
• Furniture: stylish_ink

AhuraFarouk

Try to change your furniture or you can exchange with new in offers. Velvet orange sofa furniture will be good option with chairs... for floor you can go with various designer carpet

And for wall decoration selects any designer mirror sticker, it really gives royal look to wall

Peter-Pastel34

Denim blue huh? (notes date of OP)

Hope you've had sufficient time to rub some of your taste on him :)

agreen

Love all the shades of blue.

FairyPartiesSydney

Wow riamaria, you're pretty amazing.
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