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to think brightly coloured cushions would look lovely on a blue couch?

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AvrilH Mon 12-Oct-09 14:41:09

DH says I am, and that it would be tasteless

I think it would brighten a dull room with magnolia walls and wooden floors - I fancy lime green or hot pink, he wants tasteful neutrality, we can't agree.

so MNet jury AIBU?

Tombliboobs Mon 12-Oct-09 14:44:05

Tasteful neutrality is everywhere.

Go for it.


Pingpong Mon 12-Oct-09 14:46:01

go bright, neutral everywhere is dull !

bluebump Mon 12-Oct-09 14:47:54

Yes they look fab...speaking as someone who has bright cushions on a blue sofa! grin

seaglass Mon 12-Oct-09 15:11:20

Tasteful neutrality is code for not much imagination wink go for the colour

FimbleHobbs Mon 12-Oct-09 15:14:49

Well, I have a lime green sofa, so unsurprisingly I'm with the 'go for it' brigade!

pagwatch Mon 12-Oct-09 15:17:36

step away from the Linda Barker catalogue.

BTW If you use the phrase accent colour people are allowed to throw things at you

AvrilH Mon 12-Oct-09 15:23:02

grin looks like I'm right as usual

Though, I know so little about interiors that I have no idea what an accent colour is, or who Linda Barker is grin Feel free to throw cushions.

This lack of expertise is why DH feels free to slag off my notions of style, I just think bright colours look nice

scaryteacher Mon 12-Oct-09 15:24:32

I have a dark blue denim sofa with red kelim scatter cushions from IKEA and it looks great.

diddl Mon 12-Oct-09 15:28:05

OOh,hot pink & lime green.

Any pics?

We also have a v. neutral room-the only colour being the kind of pale orange sofa with the very bright cushions, chosen by husband, which look great.

And which I said wouldn´t go. blush

NyeEve Mon 12-Oct-09 15:28:26

we have a birght blue sofa

we have black and white ones

BloodshotEyeballs Mon 12-Oct-09 15:29:48

Do you live in my house? (and if so could you please tidy up before I get home )

I have magnolia sand coloured walls, wooden floors and a blue sofa. Does a pink and yellow Haahoo cushion count?

<<googles coloured cushions>>

NyeEve Mon 12-Oct-09 15:38:07


Jamieandhismagictorch Mon 12-Oct-09 16:10:58

You DH know nothing.

That is what cushions are FOR, - a cheap, risk-free way of bringing colour into the room and ringing the changes when bored

Have you thought about a wall with an accent wallpaper ?

<watches too much 60 minute makeover>

TheDevilEatsBabies Mon 12-Oct-09 16:13:55

nothing can be worse than the old-lady cushions we have on the settee.
but they're not manky and also have to contend with cats' hair all over them

so, because i can't, please go for it and have lime green and shocking pink cushions on your blue sofa.

i think it sounds lovely.

daisy71 Mon 12-Oct-09 16:22:41

I've got these on my dark blue sofa. I think they look fab! ist=icat,5,shop,living_room,soft_furnishings,mycatref?htxt=PsAGyAqy%2FDSGVBgOHPBfATKVETOKIWHcwqoICuD rG%2FxTcDPfxIrYzUvEu76RzzM6wutKTeo9AOCB%0AtDs76aYYKg%3D%3D

bodycolder Mon 12-Oct-09 16:25:54

60 minute makeover is SHOCKING!

AvrilH Mon 12-Oct-09 16:57:39

Daisy it was similar ones that I wanted to buy - but probably not as good quality since they were £5 from Au Naturale blush

DH made jibes about my taste and we then spent too much of our Sunday wandering around home furnishings departments with me saying "boring!" and him saying "ridiculous!"

I wouldn't mind but the sofa is uncomfortable without said cushions and now we are stuck without any...

diddl Mon 12-Oct-09 16:59:54

Well, for that price, can you just buy a couple of each colour?

AvrilH Mon 12-Oct-09 17:00:45

OOhhh and I did see 60 minute makeover for the first time today, agree it was SHOCKING!

This poor person comes back to find that a stylist who has never met them has madeover their house to make it trendy, ripping out bespoke furnishings etc which the homeowner has chosen themselves. They are presented with the surprising fait accompli on camera, by their loved ones, and have to look pleased. I wonder what they do about the people who are gutted?

AvrilH Mon 12-Oct-09 17:02:31

diddl, we might wind up doing that, though then neither of us will be happy

diddl Mon 12-Oct-09 17:14:27

Are there none that you agree on?

Jamieandhismagictorch Mon 12-Oct-09 17:17:29

Yes, sometimes shocking (last week the lady in question could hardly hide her pissed-offedness at her friends surprising her like that, and I can't believe they get a good finish in 60 minutes), but they often have nice wallpaper grin

AvrilH Mon 12-Oct-09 17:18:11

amazingly, none

and I refuse to waste anymore of our scarce time together looking at cushions!

hopefully I can use this thread to browbeat persuade him he is wrong

allowing me to by whatever ones I like grin

bodycolder Mon 12-Oct-09 17:39:05

The wallpaper is awful Cheap looking and always a similar 'look'.i think they have all been to the argos design has some great decorating ideas

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