Decor ideas needed for this tiny little area. Bay window behind curtain.
I would replace the curtains over the bay window with shades, blinds, or even shutters so the bay window is visible to the inside. While the gray curtains have a blue tone that works with the sofa, they just look wrong with the pale gold walls and the orange-red bricks.
Thank you. Color blinds or shades?
Small living room help!
Will a sectional be too cramped in this small living room? Help?!
small living room help
Small Living Room Help
The suggestion to change the curtains is a good one. Besides not working with the wall color they also are overwhelming the room.
Can you post a pic with the curtains open? My first thought is that white blinds would match the trim and look crisp and modern but it's hard to say without seeing the window.
Be careful using colored window coverings. Light that filters through will be tinted that color. That could have great or horrible consequences as it tints existing colors.
Right now I might paint the fireplace to match the hearth color, or paint the hearth and mantle a warm brown that works with your floor. Maybe you could leave the hearth and mantle gray and paint the fireplace to match the floor. Something has to change.
My point is there is a conflict of color.
Wherever there is a piano, it is always a cozy place!
I agree with the general consensus that curtains have to go. I am in favor of blinds.
Though, in general, space is scarce here, and something has to change.
If in your possibilities and purposes you're willing to replace furniture, then think in replace the sofa and ottoman. They look too large. And that color doesn't help.
White piano - Black Sofa
Instead of a ottoman, you can get most of a Tulip Table.
In short: Complete remo. Replace sofa and ottoman for a more compact sofa; Replace curtains with blinds; Replace rug for something with less texture.
Suggested Sofa: LC5 Sofa Bed (Black)
Suggested Tulip Table: Barcelona Designs
Thanks for not put a TV above the fireplace
Color of the walls: Cool.
First impressions. Nice room, nice things. The fireplace needs a bulkier mantle. You need to find a larger rug with more of the colors you want in the room, centered in the room with the windows and the fireplace. Pull the couch closer to the fireplace so you can add a table behind it making better use of the entryway. Leave some space by the window wall to walk around the couch. Look for blinds for the bay window. You can keep the drapes but keep them open flanking the window just for softness. Try to find a better place for the piano. An exterior wall next to a fireplace is not good for it.
It seems a very relaxing space, even if it's small. I think you shouldn't add more furniture, but some additional element that enhances the aesthetics a little more could be of great help. For example, an Arco lamp replica could be a very good option to turn the corner into the perfect place for reading sessions, since this lamp also has a marble base and metal components that make it look wonderful. You can also add a piece of art to hang on the wall, over the fireplace. I hope my advice helps you.
Thank you! Lots of really great suggestions. I will post a pic of the window open. I probably won’t be replacing the sofa. I love the color and have only had it a few months. I can’t move the piano because the rest of the floor plan is VERY open and I don’t have more wall space (aside from he fact that the piano takes 3 men to move).
Please feel free to share more. The empty mantle and corner are big areas of concern.
Consider whitewashing the fireplace, it will tone down the red but help retain the character of the brick. Often when fireplace brick is painted the paint hides the texture and character.
If you don't like the whitewashing you can always paint over it.
@deegw that’s a great idea! I will start with whitewashing and go from there!
You could use a light color rug to differentiate the dark sofa from the dark floor.
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