Post # 1
As we await closing on our townhouse, Fiance and I are plotting to re-decorate the place as soon as we get it! Trouble is, I’m not very good at this…
So, give me your ideas! Here is the dining room/living room area as it is right now! (Obviously ignore all the furniture as that is not ours). They are leaving the window treatments, but I’m not a fan of florals.
All I know is – I don’t want it to be yellow, and I don’t want that strip of wallpaper at the top.
What would YOU do to this room:
Post # 3
First off I’d year down that wallpaper and those floral window treatments. What does your furniture look like? Our kitchen is currently a tan taupe color and I’m about to paint it a darker caramel. We have darker hardwood though so you could go even darker on your walls if you wanted! I like chocolate, our living room is that color and the carpet is a similar light shade like your floors.
Post # 4
@Pinkmoon: So agree. The wallpaper and floral window treatments will be going byebye 😉
We have no furniture for these rooms yet lol
BUT I am planning to get a vertical type piano for the living room area 🙂 So there’s that.
Aside from that, the sky’s the limit!
ETA: My biggest question is…what color goes with that light wood flooring?
The kitchen is a nice sand color, and the family room uses an olive tone that isn’t too dark, and I really like it. Here, I’ll find pictures…
Post # 5
OK so all these rooms are connected….these rooms make up the entire downstairs.
^^See, you can see the edge of the family room here (the olive part). And the entrance to the dining room/living room area.
^^Here’s a look directly from kitchen into dining room/living room. See the sand color? I like that color here 🙂 Matches the backsplash.
^^Family room. Again, ignore the furniture and floral window treatments.
I like the olive tone of this room.
Point being, the olive tone and sand tone are staying, so whatever that dining room/living room becomes needs to flow with these and I am SO BAD with color…
Post # 6
@inky_1: Ok, that helps. I would go with olive tone in the dining room then.
Post # 7
I think a lovely gray would look wonderful on the walls. What style furniture are you planning on getting? More traditional? Modern? Country? That would help a lot.
Post # 8
It’s a beautiful space with all those great windows. Like others said remove the wall paper and floral valances off the windows. Change the paint colour and add some modern furniture you will have a totally different space
Post # 9
@crayfish: I honestly don’t know what kind of furniture we’ll get! I’d say that I tend to enjoy the “rustic” style a lot? If that makes any sense…
Post # 10
Does it sound bananas to think about adding crown molding to this room only? (The dining/living area that is) without adding the molding to the kitchen/family room area?
And then chair rail molding around the middle…
I guess I like formal dining and living rooms lol.
Post # 11
Keep the window bearing walls light in color= sand is perfect.
The wall that all the light hits, and the doorways are located on, should be painted a rich accent color, if keeping with the greens, go with something a shade or two bolder/darker than the olive, maybe a chocolate shade, a rich copper or a bold modern blue? The accent wall should absorb some if the light from the windows, and give you a color to play off of when it comes to linens and accents throughout the room.
Without seeing your furniture I’m not sure which taste best fits you?
ETA stainless steel appliances look so rich and elegant when paired with a truffle accent color wall in the kitchen.
Post # 12
OK so hear me out…
this is a TERRIBLE editing job, but…you mean like this:
(I added molding just cus)
^^ Does that look odd with the light wood floors??
Post # 13
I think anythign will work with the light floors really so I wouldnt stress about them.
Try making a color pallette with one of the online tools like
Post # 14
What about gray? I was always a little fearful of color and mostly stuck with shades of cream/tan, but in my new house I wanted to push it a little bit and did grey in my living room. I am now IN LOVE with gray.
I think a darker gray would contrast with your light floors very nicely.
Here are my light pale gray walls with the contrast of dark wood floors.
Post # 15
My living room s grey too. I love it. Another vote for grey.
Post # 16
I would go with something darker on the walls to contrast with the floors. Maybe a medium blue or green. I would also get some area rugs in a style that you love and built the rooms around them. How would you describe your style?