Decorating Ideas – Sea Glass and Charcoal Color Scheme

Isn’t it ironic? Yea, the lyrics to Alanis Morissette’s song ran through my head today. You see I finally decided to buy that chair from the Kohl’s website I’ve been eying for a few days (see Tan & Charcoal Decorating Ideas). It’s the same fabric as the La-z-Boy chair  I fell in love with a few months ago, but the size of this one fits our room better. It’s got a fabulous print of birds with a sea glass blue (teal), beige, gray, and white pattern.

Birds and Sea

Sea Glass and Charcoal

I spent an hour finding the perfect pillows with squiggly embroidered accents and a pattern design shape that resembles a feather – a nod to the cranes on the chair. Plus they’re on SALE! Then I found just the right shade of sea glass window curtains which happen to be thermal, a plus for our old windows that let cold air pass through like a sieve.

I was going to continue shopping and trying out colors, but then I realized that I LOVED that chair so I decided while it was on sale I was going to buy it. I had FINALLY picked my accent color, so I set off to buy the chair and pillows, and move forward.

I went to the Kohl’s site, found the chair, looked for the “buy” button and instead an “out of stock” placard was in its place. ARGH! I know, first world problems and in the scheme of things it’s nothing, but darn it, I’ve been trying to figure this out since MARCH and thought I’d finally made a move.

Back to the drawing board. Got a color suggestion for me? The charcoal couch is the basis – please help me figure out what to do with it.

Author: Connie Ott

A mom and wife, Connie blogs about entertainment, travel, living green, products, technology, DIY home remodeling and decor, and more. She's a vegetarian and animal lover and lives in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, WA. Find out more about Connie and all the bloggers here at Baby to Boomer Lifestyle on our About Us page.

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  1. I love the gray with the aqua it really stands out.
    I have been seeing a lot of orange and aqua lately in fashion and home furnishings.

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    • Orange was one of the colors I considered. I have a lot of orange accents now and I love the aqua and orange combo with gray. I can add more next spring.

  2. Love this color combo. I am just finishing up re-designing my office and need some glass objects for shine and color. This shade of sea glass is perfect with what I have work on thus far.


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    • I love sea glass – it’s so soothing.

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