(Closed) Decorating From Scratch, on A Budget….Around a Single Item!

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
23785 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@FrenchNewlyWed:  Oh man, I wish I had a mind for this – it looks like so much to figure out how to decorate around the movie theater chairs, because I love them! 🙂 I hope you get some great advice here!

Post # 4
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think to pull those red and blues together so it doesnt look crayola (since they are primary colors) it would be great if you could find a really poster or painting you like. If you have any creativity you could just buy the large canvas and paint something simple and abstract yourself. Something a simple a concentric circles in various shades of blues and reds, leaving plenty white or nuetral light gray in it to help balance it.

This will become the statement piece of the room and help to bring your existing items together.

I would also anchor the room in a light gray rug if you can find one at a good price. 

Get a couch you like in shape and get a light gray slipcover. Get one of those that fit tightly and dont even look like a slip cover. Sure Fit makes some. Then add pillows that have the red or blue in them.

I think the key here is to have a few large pieces rather than lots of smaller items to make it all look cohesive and planned rather than just “placed there”

Post # 6
45658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Unless you are totally bonded with those curtains, I would ignore the red and work with the blue.  Curtains can easily be replaced. If you only have to design around the blue chairs, the possibilities are endless.

 Here is a pic from Houzz showing blue chairs with other bright colors

The blue chairs are the hit of color in this neutral room

this room is done in shades of blue on a neutral background

placing the two chairs side by side gives a bigger hit of blue- not so spotty

If you want to use the red curtains, I would take the suggestion froom the pp and use grey to bring the room together. I would still keep the chairs side by side. I could see your blue chairs working in a room like this but not near the red drapes.


Post # 7
10368 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think mid century modern would go well with those chairs. You also need larger scale art – those teeny tiny frames look totally lost/out of proportion with the walls they are on. The tables, lamps, etc are also way too small in scale in proportion to the room and a regular-sized couch. You need furniture with a little more “heft” to it!


Post # 10
45658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@FrenchNewlyWed:  It’s easy to make a cover for the radiators. Google DIY radiator covers.

It can even be extra seating.

or storage

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