We decided (maybe not the best plan) to leave our couch and love seat in Alaska. We bought CHEAP furniture in 2000, and it looked pretty pitiful before 2001. By the time we left it in Alaska, it was really sad. So, when we got here, we HAD to buy furniture. We started looking right after we got here. We went to our local furniture store, the Mobelhauf, which is actually large, with quite a bit of selection. Of course, most of it was very modern furniture. Clean lines, low to the ground, and kind of hard. We found some furniture that was more comfortable and less modern-looking. The problem was that we (meaning I) didn't like the fabric selections that went with this furniture. So, we headed to Regensburg to the largest furniture store of all time, the Heindl. As we walked into the living room area, Allen said that we were just way too picky if we couldn't find something there. Um, we didn't. Actually, we found something we liked, but it was 7000 Euro, or about $10,000. A little much, I think. We also again found a style of furniture we liked, but, again, not the upholstery. We then went to Ikea. Too cheap. The next day, we went to the PX furniture store in Vilseck. Still, we didn't find THE sofa. By this point I was very frustrated.
All this time, Allen wanted leather furniture, while I wanted upholstery. I just think fabric feels nicer. We also have a cat with claws. I relented and said that we could get him a leather chair, but the rest upholstery. Somehow, with my frustration and the seemingly endless furniture shopping, leather started sounding better. By the time we headed back to the Mobelhauf to check it out again, we somehow just found what we like. We also realized that there were other choices in upholstery in a different section. In my head, I was imagining some type of brown upholstery. But, then we also wanted brown leather. All of the sudden, this seemed like too much brown. So, I picked out a brown leather sofa and love seat, and a red upholstered chair and ottoman. I have been rethinking my decision sooooo many times since we ordered it. We will not have the furniture until July, so I will have a long time to worry about whether I picked the right stuff.
Ok, so now I actually want input. I had red in our last living room as well, with yellow and green. Allen liked the yellow, but I am ready for a change. I was originally thinking a green, but now I am thinking a blue. Do you think the blue hydrangea in the paint samples below will look good with red and brown? (The red is close to the Moroccan red, I think.) My other options were something like the prescott green or maybe sticking with yellow, like the hawthorn yellow. What do you think? Obviously, I will add other accent pillows and such to bring it all together.
Of course, I will listen to all opinions and then ignore them and do whatever I want.