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Before & After
Before & After

Living Room

dloungeFebruary 11, 2013
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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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    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 8:09PM
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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.
    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 8:34PM
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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.
    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 8:40PM
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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.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 9:04PM
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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.
    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 9:58PM
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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.
    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 10:09PM
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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.
    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 10:18PM
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You could flank the tv with "room dividers" etigeres..
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    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 10:37PM
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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.
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:35AM
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