Home & Decor

Living Room Color Scheme: Sage & Navy

Sage and Navy Color Scheme

I’ve announced this on my YouTube channel and Twitter, and now I’m happy to share it here as well.. Xavier and I bought our first house!! I’ve hardly had a moment to sit and write because it’s paint-this, where’s-that, move-this 24/7 around here. We’ve been in the new place for a few weeks now, and it’s finally starting to feel a little more homey rather than some house we happen to sleep in.

After the down payment and closing costs, we’re a little tight on money, so there’s going to be a lot of budget-shopping, thrifting and DIY going on around here. We have furniture from our rental, and we can’t really afford to start over on that side of things, so all of the decor I’m looking to buy and/or make has to work well with it.

Unfortunately, I kind of hate our living room furniture. Okay, okay.. hate is a strong word. But our couches are sage green, and that just isn’t my thing, especially when I have my eye on bright patterned accent pillows, curtains and rugs. Orange and sage seems like some sort of ode to hunting (think camouflage get up with an orange vest.. yeah), red seems a little Christmasy (we left the former owner’s red curtain up, and I’m over it!), and Xavier and I both agree yellow is not happening in this house. I think we’ve decided that navy will be an acceptable accent, but for the most part I think we’ll stick with cream and beige.

These are the pieces that are inspiring me right now. I’ve got my eye on RugsUSA (I just got a rug for my office at an ah-mazing price), Joss & Main, Target and West Elm for deals and inspiration.

[Update 12/21/14] Curious to see how it all turned out? Here is an update on our living room decor.

[Update 1/7/17] We finally bought a NEW COUCH!! Yessss. Read the latest update and see my new color scheme board.

Beige wool rug

Blue toss pillow

Ikat throw pillow

Circle wall mirror

Star burst mirror

From Our Partners

More from Modern Martha

Previous Post Next Post


Sign up to receive first access to giveaways, updates on my latest posts, and more.


  • Reply Lakia

    any updates on what and how you decided to decorate your living room? I have the same sofa, and having trouble decorating! This really helped. 🙂

    November 17, 2014 at 12:28 am
  • Reply Angela

    Can you post a final pic with decorations, sage couch and curtains. I need ideas

    December 17, 2014 at 9:46 pm
  • Leave a Reply to Kelsey Reddick Cancel Reply

    CommentLuv badge