Coordinating Two Different Couches

I have two love seats, one black leather and the other beige suede. How do I make them work together?

By JennyK4 from Dayton, OH

June 16, 20090 found this helpful

You could make them work by buying or making decorative pillows in shades of beige and black to match both of your love seats. You could also buy or make some throws in the same shades and drape them over your love seats.

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June 16, 20090 found this helpful

You could also try a rug with both colors to pull them together.

Tracey in Jacksonville FL

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June 16, 20090 found this helpful

I like the pillow idea. Buy or make pillows of black suede type fabric, and beige leather type fabric, and line the back or arms of each sofa with alternating colors---this way the textures and colors will not be matchy, but similar.

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June 18, 20090 found this helpful

Also, randomly toss a small beige throw blanket on/over the top of the back of the black Loveseat and a black one the same way but on opposite side of the beige Loveseat :-) Balance is the key word ;-)

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June 24, 20090 found this helpful

I agree with the pillow idea! But, instead of using a solid black or beige pillow - try finding a print that has both beige and black in it!

Or you could make basic geometric designs out of beige and black material; such as a 4 or 9 block quilt pattern, 2 triangles or even 4 triangles sewed together to make a block, etc. You could come up with your own design and be as creative as you want! You could make 2 different blocks and sew them together to make a pillow front and back and when you wanted something new, just flip the pillow over.

You could also get fleece fabric by the yard at a fabric store and make a throw out of it with just a simple blanket stitch in either the same color or the 2nd color.

A Granny Square afghan with the Granny Square alternating colors. Start with beige for middle and do an additional round, then 2 rounds of black and finish with 2 rounds of beige. You could do the whole afghan this way or do every other round a different color. Or do a Granny Square of solid beige and then solid black and make a checker board pattern.

What about adding an additional color? Say burgundy to your throw or pillows? Or crochet the throw in a variegated yarn? We have a blue, green, burgundy and gold plaid couch and solid beige love seat. I made a afghan for the beige love seat using Lion Bran Homespun "Prairie" yarn. It has beige and the colors of the couch all in one yarn. It really pulled the room together!

Good Luck!

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