Furniture and Decorating Suggestions For a House With Rose Colored Carpet

First, thanks to all who sent me ideas on how to get black shoe polish out of my dark rose carpet. Although I couldn't find Goo Gone or Shot Spot, I found Oxy Kick which worked great.


Now to my new request.

Our house in brand new and with signing the mortgage, we are being given money for furniture as a bonus for signing with this particular bank. My problem is what goes good with a dark rose carpet. Our living room is very narrow. I was thinking about a navy blue loveseat and chair with the curtains having pinks and blues throughout. What do you think? Any other suggestions? I will be getting the bonus soon so would like some ideas before I go shopping.

Also, the walls are white and we can't paint because of the possiblity of nail pops. If they occur the builder will only paint the wall white again where the nail pop occurs. It has been suggested that we wait up to 2 years before we paint because of this. I guess the same would be true about wallpaper (waiting for a while before doing that)

Any and all help greately appreciated.

Darlene in Mississauga

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Blue goes very well with rose. Certain shades of green would also work well, perhaps sage green.

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A Victorian theme would go VERY well with the rose color scheme. I would suggest using mauve, country blue, and jade green. These colors look wonderful together.

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What on earth is a nail pop?

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This is for Linda in response to my request for decorating ideas with a rose coloured carpet.

A nail pop is when a nail used in the building of the house pops out of the drywall. This sometimes happens when the house is settling (so I have been told). I haven't a clue as to how they fix them but they will.

Darlene in Mississauga

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RE: Nail pops and painting

I would not hesitate in painting if you really want to.

Surely you would have some paint left over to touch up the nail pops if it should happen.

I wouldn't think the builder is going to do a lot of painting, other than cover the nail pops with the same builder color white paint.

These are just my thoughts.

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What about maybe going for a very rich color scheme and using say a chocolate brown. They would really play off of each other and it would certafinly be something that nobody else onl the block has. YOu could start with say a chocolate brown couch and then use black toss pillows and what about maybe accenting with some black wroght iron candle holders you can find these most anywhere. As I am sure that you have been given a ton of ideas from everybody you know all I can say is make it yours! Do what you feel and what you like. Have fun with it!

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You had mentioned Oxy Kick I have been trying to find it every where It works wonders could you tell me where you found it

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As for what colours to use with your new home and how you much colour or what scheme you want to go with, it's best to get a good visualization before you go ahead and put the money out.

I find that some don't have a problem going with rich, deep colours while others love the look but, on other people's walls, ceilings, floors and furniture. Colour is always a great way to make things look fresh and new but, it can seem intimidating especially when you're mixing palettes. A great way to go about doing this is to grab a few of the many magazines on the market today that are closest to the style you prefer such as Martha Stewart Living, Metropolitan Home, or even Country Living. (Like I said, choose what appeals to you). Even go online and get ideas, print off colours, cut out fabric swatches you especially like to inspire you. They all help you to bring a room together.

And definitely a big help in all of this is to use a site such as Sherwin Williams. Many of the large paint companies or even design companies will be able to help you out by doing the same thing. They can basically choose all the colours of the room for you and show you what it's going to look like. Some will even let you choose the configuration of the room and add furniture and things like that to make it feel more like you're looking at your own place. (Or closer to it).

Here's the link for Sherwin Williams;

Good Luck and remember that paint can always be changed. (You may think it's horribly dark and too much but, once your furniture is in and you're living in the home - you may find that you all love it)!

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While you can use many color combos, ultimately it depends on the 'look' you want - Country, Victorian, etc. Do you love the rose colored carpet or would you like to tone it down? If you would like to discuss further, feel free to visit my website and send me any questions that way

Congrats on the new house and best of luck to you!

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This ALWAYS works for me.....go to your nearest "arts and crafts" store that sells those large thick booklets of dozens of colours of paper...get one with LOTS of colours...not just the primary all the pages out and lay them all over your carpet.....pick up the ones you absolutely HATE...and then pick out what you REALLY LOVE!!! There is your colour scheme!!!! Have fun...let us know what you decide would be GREAT.....

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