Help! My living room looks like a dorm room…

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

krex:  Do you have any pics? Is there another room that was designed to be the living room that would be better suited to that function?

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

Do you have photos?

Unfortunately I think the things that make rooms feel the most “livingroomy” is the illusion of openness – whether it be wide/multiple doorways, several/big windows, etc. Not a lot of ways to get that feel. Maybe widely spaced curtains that don’t obscure the window at all, large mirrors, etc.?

Another thing to “establish” the room as a dedicated living room could be a large entertainment center or built-ins taking up that whole TV wall.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

Some “inspiration” photos since I’m already on Pinterest haha… Built-ins: Mirrors used as faux windows:

Curtain placement:

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Another request for pics!  Also, room dimensions if you have them.  Sometimes some paint, curtains as shown by aggie2010, and layout tweaks are all you need 🙂  

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

yandz:  Ooh! Is that an outstanding offer for anyone?

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsA1222:  Sure, I am game.  If for some reason the offer takes off, I will will have to draw a line, but you are in!  PM and we can go from there!

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