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5 months ago in
Living room suggestions....What to do with my living room!
I would love new couches, but not in the budget. Would love to make home a little more traditional/contemporary & have some color. Any & all suggestions welcomed!
Julie Thome Draperies, Inc.
Start by recovering the pillows on the sofa. Pick an accent color for them.....mix them up, don't go too matched, carry the accent through to some drapes as well.
5 months ago
I find your bookshelves and accessories distracting. The clock, sofas, mirror grouping, and lamps have an old world vibe. The white mantle and star appear country. I think the aquarium by itself is enough of a focal point without pictures, clock, and sticks. I would stain or paint the mantle, put the clock above it and decorate with some pretty bottles, or copper and brass. I would organize the shelves by finding some pretty containers or boxes to put them in. I would consider painting the black
Trim on the aquarium. I would get rid of the sticks. I would cover the speakers in fabric the color of the walls, and use containers to organize and hide things in the entertainment center. The coffee table looks out of place. I would think of buying a large square ottoman for in front of the couches. Ii have one that the top lifts and their is storage inside. That might be another way to clear your shelves or to put toys into.
5 months ago
@claudiann....the bookshelf is mounted to the wall and my husband will not remove it. I also have no where else to store movies & cd's (the entertainment stand is full of components). I have already asked. Plus we have a little one & things need to be high. If I take everything off the walls, wouldn't they be to bare? I do like the container idea for the bookshelf & remove the sticks. Can't touch the speakers, hubby is looking to sell all of it & get new ones. I have the coffee table away from the couches so the pack n play has more room while watching tv. I do want a cocktail ottoman with storage!
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