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Paint and Decorate

kelseylwJanuary 14, 2013
I just purchased a home and every room is in need of love. I plan to repaint this living room and it is also in dire need of lighting. Any ideas? I currently have a light beige couch and black coffee table to use in the space.
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I would start with a rug and go from there. Find one that you love (patterned) and pull your paint color for there. Is this pic of the previous owner's furniture/etc.?
1 Like    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 7:52AM
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Yes, none of that is mine, the room is currently completely empty clean slate!
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 8:14AM
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If you can, recessed lighting on a dimmer switch is my favorite way to go. You'll get all the light you need without having to worry about where to place a table or floor lamp in line with outlets. The dimmer switch is the most important part!
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 8:28AM
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Try some accessories with complementing bright colors like greens and blues, since the floors are darker adding some accent colors will help brighten it up. Also a large light colored area rug can help.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 8:33AM
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A clean slate is the most fun! As I said, keep your eye out for a great rug, then based on that, pull together your artwork, accessories. Take your time. Wait to find pieces that "speak" to you. No need to buy for the sake of "getting it finished". Enjoy the process and keep posting pictures.
Congratulations on your lovely new home!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 9:18AM
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I agree with adding some recessed lighting, even removing / replacing the ceiling fan which really dates the room. Walls could be on the light beige side to work with your furniture.

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