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Need help for my living room!

Angela PalcuNovember 29, 2012
We have a big living room and some old furniture, but now it's time for a new one. We also need to change the wall colors, and the curtains. Sometimes in the future (when our two boys will grow up and not harm the floor anymore) i'm thinking to change the laminate flooring with a white&grey neutral one.The living room is very big and bright (some photos are taken at evening). I would like to keep the chandelier and the rug. Any hints & example pictures, please? Thank you!
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Paint the walls a darker color. Raise the curtain rods up to almost the ceiling height and get some longer drapery panels in a coordinating color. I would start by picking out new furniture and then let the paint and drapery color choices coordinate with your new furniture. Build a custom console similar to your TV media stand to help conceal the radiator.

Not really a fan of your current chandelier. It casts odd lighting spots and looks harsh.
    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 6:45AM
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Your area rug appears to have a strong color. When you buy your new furniture, stick to either light beige or light gray. I would then paint the walls the same color as the furniture, but darker. You have a lot of natural light so this should be ok. Pick some throw pillows that have the rug and furniture color in them.

For a more modern look, choose wooden blinds, or bottom up shades:

Bottom up shades: [houzz=
Hillgrove · More Info

Wood blinds: [houzz=
Levolor 2" Premium Wood Blinds from Blinds.com · More Info
    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 6:59AM
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Angela Palcu
Don't know what kind of sofa's and funrniture to buy :( i forgot to specify that
    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 7:16AM
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Angela Palcu
@mmilos Thank you for your suggestions :) The fact is that if i would move the curtain rods, then the curtains should be 3 meters long, which is difficult to find and buy. Alsi, it is very difficult to make another holes for the curtain rods because that area is a iron-cement belt. But i agree with you that it will look better closer to the ceiling.
    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 7:23AM
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If that's the case, you may just want to put in blinds or shades for a cleaner/contemporary look.

Since your room has a contemporary feel, I'd choose sleeker contemporary furnishings. I don't like the cheap overstuffed Ashley style furniture.

Something like these:
Tyler Sofa | Mitchell Gold · More Info

Harrison Sofa · More Info

Dexter Leather Collection Sofa, No Buttons · More Info
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Aesthetic Tile Imaging
You can conceal the radiator with an art tile facade.
    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 8:17AM
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I would consider something like this couch:

http://theartshoppe.com/?page=gallery&mode=gallery&link=sofas# *(the cube sofa)

Add curtains:


Change the console to something like this:


Add some art or family photographs to personalize the space.

Keep it modern and built on the rug's colour & complimentary colours for accents.

Add new pillows: clean lines and full

Hope this gives you some ideas!
Good luck with your space!
    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 8:40AM
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Hi---rug is way too small for your space, unless you want to tighten up your furniture grouping. I would paint the walls a soft gray, add a patterned rug, and hang window panels across the entire wall of windows---panels on either side of windows behind sofa. Wallpaper or paint inside of shelving/niche area for added interest. I suggest a large sofa or sectional for this space. Pics for inspiration-hope it's helpful. Good Luck! [houzz=][houzz=
Bruce Avenue Residence Lower-Level Family Room 4 · More Info
1 Like    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 8:58AM
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Angela Palcu
Thank you all for your good suggestions! Now i know what to look for when i will go shopping ;)
1 Like    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 1:48AM
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