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DH is gone for the weekend and I have entirely too much time on my hands. I am kind of bored, so….I started researching design ideas for what will be our new living room when our house is finished being built this summer.
We are trying to go for a contemporary feel, but also incorporate aspects of our home state, Colorado. So, I am looking for looks that incorporate contemporary designs, dark and light colors, aspen trees (Colorado iconic tree) and a fun look.
Here is what our living room set up will look like (pic of model home):
Here are my design ideas so far…(please forgive my ghetto photoshop efforts):
Color palate is rough look given options I could find. Mountain Slate blue is the wall color, the couch is charcoal, I want to incorpate a little yellow (probably more of a gold yellow in real life) and then some black, brown and white. I am not 100% sold on the accent chair, but I want something with a fun design, but maybe a little less patterned.
We will have ebony colored hard wood floors and I tried to add in a rug underneath the couch/accent chair, but it is a little hard to see.
We would probably purchase two couches (no love seat) to help fill the larger space as well.
Thoughts? Ideas? Thank you in advance!
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Added a poll (and shameless bump)!
Post # 4
I voted that I love it!!! And I am jealous of the space – lol.
Also love the idea of some yellow in the room…it is such an “in” color right now.
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@bmo88: Have you thought about a sectional instead of two smaller couches? I think it would look better considering the size of the room. Then you could have one or two accent chairs as well. My parents have a dark brown sectional and then an orange leather chair and it looks great with the pop of color. Maybe you could find something similar but yellow. I don’t love the pattern or the chair itself you picked out, I think you need a more modern style, the one you showed is very old fashioned to me.
Post # 6
To be honest, the sunset in the window is distracting. I think if you’re going for the grey, yellow, white, and black, it’ll look nice – I just can’t see it from that design because my eye is drawn to the window that won’t be in the room. In addition to the yellow, I think you should also add a splash of purple (a dark plum) for some contrast.
Post # 7
I love it all and wow, what a fantastic living room! Your house is going to be beautiful!
Post # 8
@carolinabelle: We currently have a sectional in our duplex and don’t really like them. They work ok, but don’t always seat a lot of people depending on the size. Also, the size of the sectional needed to fill the space would be a lot more expensive realitive to the price of two couches. It’s actually hard to see the pattern in the pic of the accent chair, but it is actually much better looking in real life. But thanks for the input. There is another accent chair that is “matched” for the couch, but we don’t like it is as much.
@CanadaMoose: Plum would be an interesting color to add, I would look into. Yes, the yellow is distracting in the pic because of how bright it is. As I mentioned in the original post, I would try to find a more mellow and toned down yellow if we stuck with that color.
@pengoala: Thank you!
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- Wedding: May 2014 - Beach
Love the room and the space :))
Post # 10
Do you have your mind made up on the wall color? It’s an open plan which pretty much means you have to use it in the whole space.
I would use a grey with a brown undertone.
For the chair you could use a pattern, or you could use a solid like a brown leather, then add color and pattern with accent cushions to the sofa and chair.
Post # 11
@julies1949: That’s a good idea for the chair/accent pillows. Regarding the color, we are only going to pain the main wall in the living (far right, can’t see in the photo) the Mountain Slate blue, the rest will be a light grey/white color.