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XP: Help with coffee/end tables please!

I posted this on D&R but I'd your opinions please.  

 DH and I just bought this sofa set.  We're more contemporary style-wise but this sofa was too amazing and buttery to let the traditional feel of it get in the way.

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Then, I bought a brown wood coffee/end table set to go with it.

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But now I'm having trouble finding a tv console.  I found one at IKEA that's a different color wood than the coffee/end table above.  Should I go for the different brown woods OR scrap the brown wood idea and do all black wood, which is easier to match?  

In other words, can I get away with black furniture with a dark brown leather sofa?  Thanks! 

Re: XP: Help with coffee/end tables please!

  • Yes.  We have black and brown going on in our living room...brown couches, brown tables and a black & glass tv console.  It works fine.
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    Yes.  We have black and brown going on in our living room...brown couches, brown tables and a black & glass tv console.  It works fine.

    Okay, then maybe I will stick with the brown coffee and end table because they are really quality pieces that I love.  I'm thinking I'll go with a black IKEA tv console instead of mixing up the woods.  Plus IKEA is cheaper and we hopefully will only need for a few years until we buy a place.

    Thanks for your input.  It sucks to second guess yourself after purchasing and taking home a freaking coffee table! 

  • We ended up doing the same thing.  We love our dark wood coffee table, but couldn't find a tv console to match the color.  We ended up going with black and I don't even notice it.  But I'm not really D&R inclined ...
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  • Yes, you can mix and match, but ideally you'd also put the colors somewhere else in the room, i.e. a brown and black rug, painting, or accessories (pillows, vases, etc), if you are really anal about your design. :D
  • Thanks ladies.  My mom's friend is a decorator and said it would look too matchy-matchy to get the same wood for everything anyway.  

    She also suggested black in the rug!  Thanks again :) 

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