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Need help decorating these walls

motorola1January 3, 2013
My dining room has two huge 9 1/2 foot wide walls and I have no idea what to do with them. One is tan with just the flat ceiling and the other is a dark plum purple wall with a vaulted ceiling. let me know your ideas or send pics my way please!!!
Thank you for any help
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Alexei Rebrov Art
I can suggest red, blue or pink/purple abstract print from my collection for the plum wall.
It will look refreshing.

I attached an example of a triptych on a pink wall but it will work very well on darker color wall as well.

Are you considering something like this?
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 11:19AM
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Jil Sonia Interiors
My thought would be to add a little plum coloured art to the tan wall to tie it together, very large art for a large wall. Then on the purple wall, a set of decorative metal scrolled lattice type panels might work well as you could see through them, again, very large in size. Too small art would chop up the room and look too busy. Jil
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Skye Interior Studios
Consider re-painting dark purple to lighter one to make it balance. You're dining table & chairs are already too dark. You can change those light fixture with chandelier or pendant lights. Add either a rectangular mirror, small little plates or a nice art on the left side corner and a nice buffet table.
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 11:36AM
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Skye Interior Studios
Small round plates, lighter purple & chandelier
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 11:43AM
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It looks like you like contemporary yet traditional too and would like a bit of sophistication.
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    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 11:53AM
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Interiors International, Inc.
You most definitely need art. Although I like the work above it doesn't look like your style. I could be wrong art speaks to everyone differently.
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 11:57AM
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Motorola1... do you love the chandelier? Is that staying? Because I think the chandelier leans toward more traditional art. What is your style preference?
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 12:10PM
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I would do one big art piece or poster on one wall and put together a gallery wall on the other. Art is SO subjective it's hard to recommend one piece over another. I recently put a gallery wall together (based on ideas I got on houzz and small pieces of art I had all around the house) and found that I like photos and prints of nature (birds, trees, landscapes, etc.). First figure out what makes you happy art-wise, and go from there.
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 12:27PM
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