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dlounge
February 11, 2013 in Before & After
A couple pictures of the before and after of my living room. For the past couple weeks, been giving the downstairs a fresh look. In the before photo, the wire were hanging because I was painting the baseboards.
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claudiann
It looks very nice. I would add another set of curtains if you close them a lot. I think you need more fullness.
1 Like   February 11, 2013 at 8:09PM
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dlounge
Thank you! Funny, would of never thought of doing that till you pointed that out. We keep them open most of them time, but after my looooonnnggg list of projects, might look into that.
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dlounge
I've been on the hunt for the perfect artwork to hang on both sides of the tv to add a punch of color, haven't found it yet.
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Barbara Griffith Designs
Forget the artwork for now. The TV & stand is way too small for that wall. I would purchase tall shelving units for each side of the TV stand, to bulk it up, then find a piece of metal art to hang over the TV portion. Look for a larger rug with some color & pattern, use colors from rug on pillows for sofa. Then look for some great..large art. Look at inexpensive drapery..really. Hang them higher, and purchase 95/96" long ones. At least double widths, hang them off to the sides so they do not cover the window when they are open. Maybe a couple tables & lamps. Tall green plant. Maybe a sofa table behind a sofa.
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dlounge
Awesome suggestions! It looks small in the photo, here's another picture with me next to it to compare size. Had the discussion for a bigger tv, but we have a dedicated home theatre room upstairs, so would rather use the money more wisely. We plan on remodeling the master bathroom after I'm done painting, adding a backsplash to the kitchen, a new fridge, etc, etc. it's adding up quickly, lol.
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dlounge
As far as bulking up that area, was thinking tall vertical framed art with a nice white mat and thick frame. May have to create the art myself and get it framed to exact size.
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dlounge
Thank you everyone for your feedback, really appreciate it. This is my first post and will take what I had in mind to the next level. I'll post more photos when I'm done with phase 1.
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Darzy
You could flank the tv with "room dividers" etigeres..

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Barbara Griffith Designs
The openness of the TV stand plus the overall small scale is the problem. Look at the wall. This unit is too squat as well. I know money is the issue, but look at Target, or IKEA if you can. A taller, with doors, & open space cabinet for the TV to sit upon and maybe some shelving units would really help. These things can be very inexpensive. Then add large art...you certainly have the room.
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