Ask a Decorator: Paws & Prints

Reader Deborah McKimmy asked Decorating Den:

“My living room is 14×14, I have white walls and burgundy carpet with burgundy pulled back curtains with white lace also have a burgundy recliner. My question is I would like to buy slipcovers for my love seat and sofa. I really like the Lexington floral print ( Sure fit by Wayfair)- with burgundy flowers. I also have plain burgundy pillows to go on each – 4 for sofa and 2 for loveseat. But I’m really not sure. We have 3 grandsons and one on the way . And 2 big dogs. So I thought with the prints it would hide just about everything. I’ve tried solid burgundy slipcovers before but it was just to much. I love the color burgundy, All of the rooms have a touch of it in them. What do you think?”

Barbara McInnis, a Pottstown Interior Decorator, agreed with Deborah’s assessment, and had this to say:

Without seeing the room, I would agree that burgundy slip covers would be too much. I looked at the Lexington over at Wayfair, and since you have grandkids and dogs, the print on the slipcovers should work to not only add color and pattern but also hide and spills or stains.
Best of luck with your decorating project!
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