Still can't decide what to do where the pictures are hung.
crimsonky
May 2, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Would love to keep the clock and I don't want a plant.
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flair lighting
its hard to tell with out seeing what else is in the room.
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crimsonky
I will add more pictures
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crimsonky
More.
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kreardon12
You need drapery
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crimsonky
I'm not concerned with the windows yet. Just the pictures.
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abbyjean
Would you want to hang the pics side by side on the wall behind the couch and leave that window wall blank on that side?
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lovebugsmom
You have a very pretty living room. I would not add drapes because you have the beautiful shutters. How about a gallery wall of family photos. Or maybe three prints with a little more color in them. Are you able to put a plant there also or a large floor vase?
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chemayne
Have you tried hanging one picture each on either side of the window and hanging the clock on the back wall behind the sofa near the switch?
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Lainie D'Eon
There are no lamps on your room. I would suggest a console table against that wall to right of your window with a lamp & a smaller picture on the wall above the table. Move those pictures to the wall in back of sofa as mentioned by "abbyjean"
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abbyjean
Oh! Good point about no lamps! Even placing one on the table in front of the window would give some height to the side of the room, which is what you will miss if you move the two pics.
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crimsonky
There is no wall behind my couch. It goes into the kitchen. I had thought about a lamp. Does the clock look ok there???
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crimsonky
Sorry, there is some wall but I have something there.
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chemayne
How about hanging the clock on this wall closer to the switch?
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Lainie D'Eon
I have an idea but first would you show a picture taken from the fireplace by the stairs side to show the entire wall where the table & lamp are?
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crimsonky
Here is the pic
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Lainie D'Eon
@crimsonky....thanks

What I see... the entrance path to your seating area seems a bit narrow.. could the two chairs be moved back a bit closer to the stairwell & i bit closer to the fireplace to give a wider path?
Maybe the reason that you are questioning your 2 pictures is that they are showing the same rectangular shapes as those in your shutters.
On wall opposite the fireplace...make an arrangement on this wall. With the 2 pics placed to the left of the table/lamp/mirror shown. This will reflect the fireplace.....a longer mirror would do a better job if you chose to get another. Place this arrangement just enough to the left of where it is now so the the plug for the lamp will be hidden.
Clock( which seems a bit cramped where it is now) would then move to where the 2 pics are . Place a piece of furniture under the clock that would have doors.
Try putting that plant (that you have on the left shelving) on the table in front of the window. Best idea is a lamp on the table but I can see that would mean running the cord across the floor a distance the the plug.
Where your clock is now .. maybe a piece of metal wall art that would be taller & slimline.
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Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
You have the makings of a really nice room! I would worry less about those pictures for now and maybe rearrange some of the furniture. I don't mind seeing the backs of furniture (chairs) but your leather chairs are not just that attractive from the back. It doesn't help that they are off the area rug either. Yes, furniture is often partially on the area rug, but it doesn't look great from the back in your case. Have you ever switched the orientation of your rug so that it runs against the fireplace wall? I would give that a try and see how the furniture looks this way. And switch the two pairs of chairs so that the upholstered chairs in front of the window are now near the staircase. They have very attractive backs. Also, you might want to consider some drapery panels on either side of your lovely windows (hung close to ceiling to create height). They can just be stationary but will frame the windows and finish the room nicely. After all this, look at where the clock and two framed pieces of artwork work best. Good luck from Montreal!
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crimsonky
Leona, I could move the chairs closer to the fireplace but if I move back they will be off the rug. What do you think???
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crimsonky
Rebecca, would I put the leather chairs against the windows then???
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Yes I would try this. If I were there, we'd be doing it right now! But change the orientation of the rug so that it runs along the fireplace wall (not against which I typed accidentally earlier) - then create your seating area on the rug.
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I can't promise it will work but I think it's worth a try. If you aren't sure take photos and post them...
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Changing the configuration will also give you more space to enter the dining room.
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crimsonky
The only thing is the leather chairs recline and that wouldn't work with the wall behind them :((
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Lainie D'Eon
@crimsonky.. Well guess that the leather chairs are better where they are now. Still could change the direction of the rug ( as suggested by Rebecca Mitchell) which may allow the leather chairs to sit on the rug even when the chairs are pushed back a bit. Worth a try!
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By switching the rug around, you don't have to position the chairs right up to the window... there might still be enough room for them to recline.
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crimsonky
I will give it a try!!
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If it fits, I would revers the clock and pictures and put a narrow small table with a lamp and small accessory under the clock so it does not look lost on the wall...like this picture...
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