Decorating suggestions
den135
May 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Any suggestions on how to complete this look. Throw pillow colour? Accent pieces? Plants? Picture ideas?
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ASVInteriors
You have good bones here and I would leverage the carpet to bring the colours in. I see a lovely deep purple/aubergine set of pillows to break up the (one per side) - perhaps add three purple pillows and mix it p a bit on both sofas.
Of course you need some wall art above the sofa against the wall - perhaps something abstract but avoid a repeat of the ombre stripes as it will be too much.
I would love to see a bigger coffee table as well
May 24, 2013 at 11:37AM     
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Keitha
I agree with ASV... Maybe a big square coffee table. Also possibly replace the lamps to a more updated style.
May 24, 2013 at 7:14PM     
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vickishaub
I love the rug. I agree with ASV but I can also see teal pillows as accents.
May 25, 2013 at 4:06PM     
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den135
What do you think of the update?
May 25, 2013 at 6:58PM     
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decoenthusiaste
Much better. Can you hang the pictures about 5" above the sofa back?
May 25, 2013 at 7:32PM     
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kaywil01
Pictures definitely need to be hung higher.
May 25, 2013 at 7:37PM     
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donnasd
Better! Did you make any changes to the window wall?
May 25, 2013 at 8:20PM   
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Beverly Vosko Interiors and Remodeling
The pictures are supposed to be hung and eye level, so I think they need to be hung at least a foot higher than they currently are hung now. I suggest a slightly larger square glass coffee table. It will be useable from both sofas, be less visible and will enable you to see the rug better. If yo want more color, why not paint the walls a soft version of one of the colors in the rug, maybe a soft grey...
May 25, 2013 at 9:04PM     
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kaylers
Bring out a blue and green or blue and purple or green and purple. Not all three though.
May 25, 2013 at 9:09PM   
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den135
Ok, here is a better shot in the daylight. I put the pictures higher.
May 26, 2013 at 1:53PM     
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shelleyuk
Definitely shows how artwork brings the room together
May 26, 2013 at 2:06PM     
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donnasd
It's much nicer, now. It's kind of hard to tell, but are the walls a light teal? If not, you might want the paint color to be a very, very pale teal. I think the shade needs to be in the same color family as the throw pillows and the teal in the rug.
May 26, 2013 at 2:35PM     
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imargiti
the improvement is significant...lovely room
May 26, 2013 at 2:59PM     
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Ann
Beautiful - fantastic job updating your room!!!!
May 26, 2013 at 3:12PM   
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Brooke Strong
Great! Just a tiny change and what an impact. I agree that I would choose a larger but glass coffee table if you have the option. It will open the room up more.
May 26, 2013 at 3:28PM     
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decoenthusiaste
Great improvement!
May 27, 2013 at 6:14AM   
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donnasd
It is a wonderful space and one that you'll love to coming home to. And one that your company will enjoy as well.
May 27, 2013 at 7:31AM   
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sharon1
Gone from 'furnished apartment for rent ' to very inviting living space. The blue pillows, fabulous! Just biggie up that coffee table like everyone is saying and your done. Maybe square bevel glass type as Brooke Strong says to not cover up too much of that beautiful rug.
You really were ready to move on this, you took the recommendations and ran with them.
May 27, 2013 at 9:46AM     
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kaywil01
Everything looks very nice..
May 2, 2014 at 12:02PM   
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Ginny Lizotte
Would you consider laying the carpet with the stripes going in other direction?
May 2, 2014 at 12:14PM     
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Valentina Tassini
I would try a lighter carpet on the floor...the one you have definitely kills your coffee table, while a white or cream carpet would make it pop...
May 6, 2014 at 8:42AM   
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Nicole Smith
It looks good I would suggest changing the coffee table, something really different so it i not so matchy, matchy!
May 6, 2014 at 8:45AM   
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Korroong Time Jeeartit
Everythings here are brown, I mean the overall look of this room is too brown. I would suggest to re-painting the wall with the bright colour, change the coffee table to be white, using the white curtain and differently change the rug pleases.
May 6, 2014 at 8:55AM     
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5450
Please change direction of carpet
May 6, 2014 at 9:12AM   
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mom2samlibby
LOVE IT!!!
May 6, 2014 at 9:53AM   
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boogaloo38
Couches re-covered and a huge painting above back sofa
May 6, 2014 at 10:30AM   
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Muriel Geny-Triffaut
Agreed Virginia Lizotte. The sofas and rug are so beautiful, it is a great combination. However, I would also get a bigger, more substantial coffee table. That one looks scrawny and diminutive. I would also change the curtains. Something beige with a very light hint of grey would lift the entire room and make it look more substantial and dreamy.
May 6, 2014 at 10:57AM   
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Zanna Russell
I love the last photo, the the art hung at eye level. This would be a very warm and relaxing place to hang out. The colors are soothing and the patterns interesting without one overwhelming another. I absolutely adore the rug! I did I miss the notation of where you got it or who makes it?
May 6, 2014 at 11:59AM     
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Zanna Russell
I second the comments about pulling colors for the pillows from the rug.
May 6, 2014 at 12:00PM   
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Perfectly You - A Decorating Service
Great job!!
May 6, 2014 at 1:02PM   
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Jeannette White
Update lamps and put a large picture above the couch. Something that pulls in the colors of the rug.
May 6, 2014 at 2:30PM   
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rfitzger06250
I would change the carpet to something lighter, bring pops of colors (aqua and peach/salmon) through pillows, lamps & a garden stool. I would get a white or cream table. Lighten the wall to a lighter shade of aqua or cream color.
May 6, 2014 at 2:42PM   
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bumbles12
Your room is looking so much nicer, although I think I would remove or change your drapes as they are too dark and heavy looking. Good luck.
May 6, 2014 at 3:28PM   
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editorial
With the drapes, I would get a patterned (lattice-type) fabric incorporating your colours and extend the rod so the drapes hang straight on both sides with a blind for privacy (maybe in a delicate woven wood)... Then get a larger, square basket or two to put under the coffee table for maybe a throw. Put a couple of interesting books on the table too. :-)
May 6, 2014 at 3:41PM   
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Louise
I think it needs a large bright picture on the wall, replace those cushions & add a floor lamp.
May 6, 2014 at 5:01PM   
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gracey999
I like the lamps Keitha showed. I like the pics but I like mirrors, I would rather the chair be in the other empty corner and I would move the love seat up...more cozy and maybe a glass coffee table...not all glass but something with glass :) It's still pretty though.
May 6, 2014 at 5:39PM   
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wubbie
Your room looks very nice. The only change I would make is the table. I would add a round table or a large colored ottoman. It would add a beautiful pop of color, Good Luck!
May 6, 2014 at 5:51PM   
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Pacific Coastal Home Staging
Get rid of the rug, and get something more plain. Design on rug draws the eye to the floor instead of up to the room. Update lamps, pictures are fine and at the right height.
May 6, 2014 at 7:56PM     
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jjandhk
wow--I think you've done a beautiful job!
May 6, 2014 at 8:09PM   
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coopercj
Very nice - but notice you have two side by side paintings in living room, two similar concept in the dining room and two other similar shape shelves side by side in between on the same wall....maybe switch the shelves to another spot and add something circular, there.....a mirror? Just to add a little contrast?
May 6, 2014 at 8:09PM     
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HomeScapes San Diego
It looks better all the time - it's a beautiful room, you're doing a great job - if you decide to change the coffee table for something lighter maybe a glass one or rustic?
May 6, 2014 at 11:16PM   
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Sheila Adams
Green plant, accent pillows, pivotal art piece: painting
May 7, 2014 at 3:56AM     
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Natalie
Hi---nice space. A mural would look amazing. :) http://www.muralsyourway.com/rainforest-designs-mural/#
May 7, 2014 at 7:29AM     
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May 8, 2014 at 1:10PM   
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Good qualit original Art (large) & books - lots of books!
May 16, 2014 at 10:21PM     
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