We are redecorating our 1960s town-house in London and really struggling with the living room.
It receives a lot of light during the day and is lit by halogen spot lights in the night.
You can see from the pictures that three sides have openings and the side with the bannister/staircases limits our options for moving stuff around.
The kitchen (seen through the door) is modern grey/light blue with a black granite worktop.
A few caveats:
- We need to keep TV and units where they are
- We don't want to change the sofa because we have two small kids that jump on it and doing their arts and crafts at the play table next to the sofa.
- Paint colours: because the banister/staircase walls show we have to make the living room color merge together somehow so that limits our choice of color. We like greys and teals.
- The rug shown is not meant to be there. We'd be happy to get something big and interesting instead.
- The baskets (one is white, the other the original colour). These can be resprayed into any colour.
- The white play table is painted and we are happy to repaint this.
- We are selling the armchair and want something 'better' instead
- Both the bookshelfs are going.
- The little corner unit you see will be the position of the new armchair.
- A black piano (digital so not massively bulky) will be placed inbetween the red painting and the bookshelf.
- The staircase paint colours can be changed.
The room currently looks neither here or there and we are also at a loss with regards to the paint color(s) and how we should complete the walls (e.g. large mirror, artwork etc).