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Accessorizing a tan leather sofa

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Ayoop Tue 04-Oct-11 15:07:37

We have inherited a tan leather sofa and have put it in our 'back room' (living room-cum-playroom). I am going to get a few cheap-ish bits to brighten the room up (currently plain cream walls and wooden floors) but am hopeless at this kind of thing.

What colour/s should I go for? we need some cushions, a throw, a rug, a light shade for the main light i the room ad possibly a blind or curtain. The room is quite dark, so needs to be warm and cheerful.

Any budding interior designers fancy giving me some tips?


MardyBra Tue 04-Oct-11 15:29:31

Link for you Ayoop here

Sorry - I was dared to post it.

MardyBra Tue 04-Oct-11 15:31:21

Sorry I'm not great at accessories btw. But hopefully have bumped the thread and someone will come along...

FunnysInTheGarden Tue 04-Oct-11 15:36:58

I think that JM would look great draped over a tan leather sofa. Or she could just stand at the side and serve canapes?

FunnysInTheGarden Tue 04-Oct-11 15:39:01

or the chidlren could use her as a sort of rocking horse?

MardyBra Tue 04-Oct-11 15:40:31

Seriously, your sofa sounds lovely. If you're thinking blinds, wooden floors, cushions, maybe this look

MardyBra Tue 04-Oct-11 15:40:58

Behave funnys <feeling guilty about thread hijack>

MardyBra Tue 04-Oct-11 15:41:18

<smirking though at rocking horse comment>

MrsBradleyCooper Tue 04-Oct-11 15:50:32

I know it's pretty "done", but i still like the union jack cushions and I think they look great with leather.

Then you can accessorise the rest with red and blue - bingo grin

Dumbledoresgirl Tue 04-Oct-11 16:15:26

In my mind, picturing what you describe (tan leather sofa, cream walls and wooden floors) I envisage some bright red accessories (rug, cushions). But I do like bold colours.

MardyBra Tue 04-Oct-11 20:12:45

Not sure about the Union jack stuff. Think that look is over now.

Bumping for the evening crowd as I'm still feeling a little guilty for the thread hijack.

WorzselMummage Tue 04-Oct-11 20:21:22

We have ordered a tan leather sofa so I am watching this with interest.

Ours is this colour,We didn't want a brown sofa as our living room is quite dark. i'm just planning on cream with oak, we have oak flooring being laid soon, I might try and get some navy blue accessories.

I dont like the union jack stuff either, it's all a bit past its best now.

WorzselMummage Tue 04-Oct-11 20:22:28


It's tan, sort of sandy colour.


MardyBra Tue 04-Oct-11 20:22:53

Link doesn't work Worzsel

WorzselMummage Tue 04-Oct-11 20:32:32

like this


MardyBra Tue 04-Oct-11 20:35:04

lol - was expecting a sofa!

WorzselMummage Tue 04-Oct-11 20:46:01


The first link was a sofa

that's ^the^ sofa It's amazingly soft and comfortable.

FunnysInTheGarden Tue 04-Oct-11 20:56:19

at least it wasn't Jodie Marsh.

And don't feel guilty Mardy you and I now know more about interior decorating than earlier today. For example, I didn't know Union Jacks were passé.

I have 2 small boys and so all thoughts of a stylish interior are on hold for aprox 10 years. Mind you World of Interiors have just asked me if I would like to subscribe again, so somewhere in the dim and distant past my house had aspirations. Now its just crayon all over the Farrow and Ball..............

WorzselMummage Wed 05-Oct-11 10:16:38

I can't imagine sitting on JM would be very comfy now and her creosote would rub off on your clothes and it'd stink!

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