The correct balance of color is important in a room.  I am currently working on replacing a sofa and chairs in my own home.  I purchased an antique rug at the High Point market that I will work from.  I find myself not wanting to go away from neutral furniture and I want to keep my antique fabric pillows that I have collected over the years.  With all the beautiful fabrics available to us, I go back to the basics when I am decorating for myself, but I consider it a fresh start.  My blank canvas includes a sofa, three chairs and of course the rug.  There will be all shades of blue for pillows that I currently have.   As I find them, I will add more.  I do like a lot of texture and will mix those on the seating arrangement.  We will keep our brown worn leather chair and ottoman that my husband loves.   I do not plan to paint and the wall color is Light House Landing by Benjamin Moore.  When I am finished, I will be sure to let you guys see how it turns out!