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Need help how to make nice living room to look great

hananhDecember 28, 2012
We have nice small living room that need some touch ups , we want to add rug , some pictures and some accessories but still keep the clean and feel of a contemporary look
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
If you can possibly find another location to put the bookcase, I think this would improve the balance of the room. The bookcase is dark and tall and heavy and takes attention away from the rest of the room.

In addition to the rug and a large picture over the fireplace, I'd recommend simple roman shades for the windows and a grouping of framed art centred over the sofa. It's hard to tell how much room you have to add accessories because of the angle of the panoramic photo. I always recommend decorative lamp light but I'm not sure there's room to accommodate a floor lamp or table with lamp.

Generally speaking, keep the rug simple and light coloured, and the fireplace artwork bold. You might want to add a couple more accent cushions to the sofa. They could be in a solid texture rather than a multi-coloured pattern.

It would help to know how many people will use this room, their general age group, and what activities will be done in this room. Is this the only sitting room, or is it only occasionally used? Is the goal to be comfort or to be a showpiece? More details will help :)
1 Like    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 6:35AM
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Thanks Cynthia,
This room is used daily for reading listening to music and playing with our girls ( 3Yo and 6Yo).
the bookcase cant be re locate at this time , there not much to for any additional lamp due to the small room .
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 7:26AM
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Nancy Hehmann
Look on target.com or Capel. Website for area rugs. I would try to incorporate the colors you already have in you furniture. Repeating colors tie it all together. Roman shades are also something you might consider. Look on JC

Penney.com for a large moderately priced without going custom. Etsy.co has a lot of home decor items. Just input what you need in search engine such as Photography flowers or Paris They have lots of home decor items including throw cushions. You can discuss your purchase with each "shp owner" too.
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 8:52AM
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Interiors International, Inc.
@Cynthia Taylor-Luce you are spot on again. I hope they listen to you. Your taste is impeccable..
1 Like    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 8:55AM
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Regular pics would be appreciated by Houzzers as we get no realistic concept of room size from panaramic views. Start at the entry door and shoot from each corner and mid-wall working around clockwise.That means about 8 pics. Thanks.
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 9:27AM
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
Interiors International, Inc., you're going to give me a swelled head LOL You are most kind.

I think this is a lovely room and hananh has made a beautiful start on it. I have every confidence that the finished room will be even prettier. Can't wait to see it!
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 4:43PM
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Hi---yes the bookcase is throwing the room off-balance. If you can relocate, great! I suggest a rug with a bold pattern---it will give that accent chair purpose and connect the hues in your furnishings. Rug...
Whimsical and colorful art pieces for the kids-and I prefer floor to ceiling tailored panels for the windows, just makes it a bit more cozy. Hope this is helpful---Terrific space... Good Luck!
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 5:25PM
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If you could bear to paint the bookcase the wall color that would help.

I am curious how you read in this room without lamps. I would think that the ceiling lights would either be too bright all over the room or not bright enough on the page.
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 5:53PM
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LM Designers
It is hard to tell from this picture but it seems the ottomans are to small. I think I see 4. More pictures would really help. Nice start just hard to give advise without all the information. Right now I want to whisk them out of the room and see a beautiful rug. One long leather ottoman that has storage might look better than so many seperate ones.
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 6:03PM
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