Where do I start with this space?
Rita Renee
December 6, 2012 in Design Dilemma
The bland is driving me crazy.
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collettec
Paint could make a big difference. Not sure how you feel about painting in terms of what leads to where. One place where you could paint and not affect the other walls would be at the entry wall where the door is. You could even paint the lower part one color and the upper part another, possibly a lighter shade of the paint color on the lower part of the wall. Another idea - a gallery wall of photos along the wall leading into the room, it could be family photos, vacation photos, a mix with prints, etc.
December 6, 2012 at 3:06pm     
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decoenthusiaste
How far do you want to go in the other direction? What is the budget? Do you prefer paint or wallpaper? Do you like/have art? Are you familiar with color blocking? What is the lighting for the area? Does it need to coordinate with the rest of the house or are you tired of all of it?
December 6, 2012 at 3:10pm     
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EB Interiors
Hi Rita!
you definately need some color on those walls! I'd go with something a bit stronger on the wall of the door, all the way up, and a softer coordinate on the stair wall and hallway. Your rug and flooring look preety neutral so you have alot of options... how about a nice green on the door wall and warm beige on the others, or a warm brown by the door, and soft blue on the others. what kind of coloring in the connecting rooms? I wouldnt go too dark cuz space is narrow.
December 6, 2012 at 3:10pm     
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jillef
I think the large walls are a great space for feature art. You can make it really pop with lighting the works. Also I would paint the entire window and door wall with a bold colour and add feature to them with a border frame . You could also make a statement with a new door handle. Maybe something eclectic.
December 6, 2012 at 3:25pm     
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Rita Renee
I totally agree with color!! Love the ideal of adding photos. I prefer paint vs wall paper. The living room colors are going to be light blue couch with brown and orange accents via pillows etc.
December 6, 2012 at 3:29pm   
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Rita Renee
Budget is open but not trying to get to outrageous!
December 6, 2012 at 3:33pm   
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decoenthusiaste
I suggest you paint in color blocks all from the same color strip. Try greige as it will look great with blue, brownand orange. The wall that receives the most light would be the darkest shade. Probably the wall by the door would get the lightest shade. I think after that I'd go for drama with a black door.

Then hang a slender floating shelf and a great piece of art on the hall wall across from the stairwell. Final touch - a fabulous runner rug!
December 6, 2012 at 3:44pm     
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Rita Renee
Love it!! Absolutely love the ideal.
December 6, 2012 at 3:49pm   
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decoenthusiaste
Great! Let me know if you need another "consult!"
December 6, 2012 at 3:51pm     
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