Any ideas for the living room?
August 26, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We have a small living room which is adjacent to a small dining area and kitchen. It has a fireplace with the tv recessed above it. I've recently added the rug, but feel it all looks a bit bland - does anyone have any ideas on how to bring it to life? The rest of the house (a plain 1960's weatherboard) is fairly neutral too - dark floors, off white walls and beige carpet.
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Looks very nice as is! I'd just rotate the chair and face the sofa a bit, then schooch the coffee table more centered with the space. I like your style! For fun, you could add ONE pop of bright color toss pillow for a surprise. Or, just leave as it is.
August 26, 2013 at 10:01pm        Thanked by sophie150
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Here is an example of sort of what I mean. No color, except ONE pop in any color you love.

August 26, 2013 at 10:04pm        Thanked by sophie150
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Karin Madgwick
It is interesting but I would love to change the curtains to black to tie in the art and then as Darcy suggested, throw in a pop of colour. I agree that the chair needs to swing around towards the sofa and the coffee table needs to come towards the furniture more.
August 26, 2013 at 10:10pm        Thanked by sophie150
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I like Karin's black curtains idea. Very dramatic and will tie in with the art.
August 26, 2013 at 10:40pm        Thanked by sophie150
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Karin's idea to go black with the curtains would look great with the existing set up of your living room. Is that art on the left wall? If so, maybe that could stay but the added color can be introduced with either a new chandelier, throw or rug.
August 26, 2013 at 10:47pm      Thanked by sophie150
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Thanks for the ideas - I hadn't thought to change the curtains, but Karin's idea to change them to black could look great. I think a new chandelier might be in order too. Thanks!
August 26, 2013 at 11:14pm     
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Jennifer Lock
Great space, love the room.. Have you ever considered painting the ceiling in a fun, vibrant color? Might be just the thing you need to brighten up the space.

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Happy Decorating!
August 26, 2013 at 11:27pm      Thanked by sophie150
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Suggestions only - if not too late..
August 26, 2013 at 11:37pm        Thanked by sophie150
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Hi Sellaginella, thanks for the suggestions - I really like the bottom right picture with the orange and green.
August 27, 2013 at 12:23am     
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HI Sophie, those kind words encourages me to give you more. Hope you like them as well. If you've got it! Spend it!!
August 27, 2013 at 12:57am        Thanked by sophie150
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