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Any suggestions what to do with wall space?

piperdesignsFebruary 25, 2013
It seems like its missing something. Ive Tried paintings but looks odd next to television.
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interesting artwork/wall hangings
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 9:42AM
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Barnhart Gallery
Hi piper -- I'd choose tall bookcases or floor mirrors. Cursor over to see.
4 Likes    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 9:55AM
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Shari P Kantor Creative Universe SPKCreative LLC
Hi Piperdesigns,

How about vertical paintings like
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    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 10:47AM
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The Welcome Home: Interior Design Solutions
What if you hung a collection of framed pieces in a gallery style around the television? If you frame them all simply in black wood frames then the television would blend in with the composition. You could hang the art to follow the angle of the ceiling to emphasize the architecture. Make sure the art pieces are not too small. You want to be able to tell what hey are when they are hung high and also using too many pieces will look very busy.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 12:32PM
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I would put a large piece of furniture to house your television. That wall is screaming for it!!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 12:37PM
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Just paint it the colour of the cushion in your chair. A deep, dark orange. I don't think it needs anything else. But make sure that it's a deep orange that goes more towards red or brown. A paprika, spicy colour.

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    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 12:58PM
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Sherwin Williams Spicy Hue
1 Like    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 1:18PM
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Lydia (Kazza Design)
Your room is already filled up with enough furniture. What's missing on that wall is definitely colour! You can pick one from the painting on the mantle - maybe a greyish blue.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 1:18PM
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Chang coller
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 1:21PM
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Gail Barley Interiors, LLC
I wouldn't do an accent wall. It will draw attention away from your lovely fireplace. I think the biggest problem is that the piece under the TV is too small. Something longer and taller if you have the space. Doesn't have to be expensive, IKEA or something vintage. The rest of the room is lovely.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 1:40PM
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The room is filled up with a lot of goings on, but none of it is doing anything for you. There is no place to SEE something and no place to rest your eyes. For me, that means my mind is searching and seeking something somewhere . . . but the eyes have no where to go. I found my eye kept returning to the fllor and then the vent above the TV and the TV itself.

SO . . .I would beam the ceiling with stained wood for great look and dynamic contrast. I think I would enhance that TV in wood cabinetry. I would remove all the chairs and tables and standing lamp and floor basket and put in a love seat at a right angle near the window to the sofa for a bold sight line. Add a large cocktail table (color could be used here) and maybe even a pretty throw over the loveseat so that you can see it from where this picture was taken. Remember, you can keep all of this in neutrals if you do not appreciate color, as long as you make sure you have defined light, medium, and dark.

The floor is wood! Umm. Well, you can let it show or replace the rug with one with more presence. The rug could be absolutely bold and colorful, ornately patterned, or whatever you like . . . but darker and/or more contrast. Bold. Match the rug colors to sofa pillows Stack some large and colorful pillows by the TV-Fire corner for a little more pop and then hang some great lighting fixtures.

You could consider a ceiling mount (or close to it) for a layer of drapery valance or cornice box. One or two added wall art pieces, and some colorful objects (plates, vases, candles, etc.) on the cocktail table finishes off the room!
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 1:48PM
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Lynn Oxenford
I hope this give you some ideas. You can adjust the height of the console , and the art work to fit the area and your style.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 2:08PM
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Increase the size of the cabinet under the tv -- Nothing should be put to the sides of the television.
If you have a sizable enough piece of furniture under the TV, then you won't feel the need for anything else. In addition to height, it wouldn't hurt to have something a little wider than what you have now.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 2:11PM
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I agree with Gail! The piece under the TV is too small and too low and throws the wall out of proportion. Maybe you can find another place in your home for it and find something bigger to add interest. Here are some ideas.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 2:14PM
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LOVE the above Lynn Oxenford photo submission!

Can you find some really cool antique metal heating grid or paint it the same as wall color \
(to obscure it)?
    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 5:26AM
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Here's a thought.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 7:28AM
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