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Get inspired by these living room sets by Raymour & Flanigan
When working with a few shades of dark
brown, try painting your walls tangerine
or lemon for a punch of color. Muted accents will balance out the bold walls and keep things nice and casual.
Since home design trends tend to follow fashion trends, take your decor clues from recent looks in menswear by combining medium brown walls with black upholstery. Add warm wood tables and bring in additional warmth with a leafpatterned area rug. Finish this look with rich, red-and-gold curtains.
If you have your heart set on a stone or taupe shade for your sectional sofa, try it with just a shade lighter on your walls and muted, traditional, and metal-and-glass tables to take it in a sophisticated direction.
Love this red sofa? To get this transitional look, go bold with a wall papered accent wall sleek, glass-top tables; and a neutral, printed area rug.
If you're a fan of keeping the focus on your furniture, paint your walls creamy white and introduce colors with your accessories, like rusty red curtains and a leaf-patterned rug in sienna tones.
If you've settled on the Metropolis Sofa or Sectional Sofa in slate, try setting it against a warm, faux-finished brown accent wall and choose modern accessories for a chic, contemporary space.
The Brynn denim collection has a coastal vibe that makes it a perfect candidate for a nauticalinspired room complete with seashell artwork and sand-colored walls.
For a transitional approach, bring in a traditionally patterned oriental rug, landscape paintings and apothecary-style tables. Add a soft yellow or neutral wall color will serve as the perfect backdrop for this space. Then add dark bamboo blinds and your room will feel warm and welcoming!
If you're looking to add a splash of color to your walls, try teal green. This is a gorgeous complement to the Alexander collection's beautiful brown color. Rusty red curtains and honey finished tables will go great with this collection.
Do you love dark brown upholstery for your living room? With the Bailey collection, you can achieve a cooler look with a clean tint of bluegreen on the walls. Choose artwork that features this hue as well as the rug colors to tie it all together.
Considering a green sofa or sectional? Try the Briarwood collection. Then add accents that match the khaki piping or use other earth tones. If you like a fresh, vibrant look, go with an apple green wall color and an organic patterned rug.
If a smoke gray set has caught your eye, go with tranquil blue walls. When combined with vanilla curtains and stainless-steel lamps, they will give your room a sleek look that will have modern decorators celebrating!
For a rich, more transitional room, a taupe living room set will combine nicely with green walls, contemporary accents and olive window treatments. A patterned rug with green, brown and beige will tie the look together nicely as will rich, wood side tables.
If you love the black-leather look, try the Bryant collection in onyx. Then, show it off by painting your walls a light shade like toasted almond. Keep your accents and rug neutral as well and Bryant will be the star of your room!
If your heart's set on a light blue sofa or living room set, you can make it really stand out in your room by setting it against a contrasting, crisp white wall. For a modern touch, go with light white sheers or blinds. Keep your accessories light, too -- white or glass is best.