(Closed) Help! Moving Back into Starter Home

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: I would....
    add another color or two, for some pop : (12 votes)
    21 %
    keep to the existing neutral scheme : (2 votes)
    4 %
    add new furiture : (6 votes)
    11 %
    rehab the furiture, paint it/add slip covers : (3 votes)
    5 %
    add an area rug : (13 votes)
    23 %
    add wall art : (9 votes)
    16 %
    add a bookcase/display shelf : (6 votes)
    11 %
    add other lighting/lamps : (6 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    1430 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Captain013:  If you want to do a few things to add some pops of color and give your place more character then here are my suggestions to work with what you have. 

    Paint the white curtains! I did this to my white ones and they turned out so cute and you can paint the stripes in any color.

    Ex. http://pinterest.com/pin/1196337372261188/

    Also.. paint that wood hutch! Painted pieces of furniture is a awesome way to revamp the older pieces of furniture. Just pick a fun accent color and put new knobs on it or keep the same knobs

    Ex. http://pinterest.com/pin/186758715767090084/

    you can get a lot more examples too from pinterest, those are just the first I came across

    Then maybe a new rug for the living room and house plants. House plants made a big difference in our place. Your house is so pretty btw!

    Post # 4
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think the table and chairs would look good in the space, but since it is open concept, incorporate that dark furniture look into the living room.  I am not a fan of big entertainment centers, so I would opt for a smaller, low level with cabinet space underneath in a dark brown/black, or paint the one you have to match the dining set.  


    If you keep your funriture, I would just add some new pillows, or blankets, in a accent color you decide for the space (since it’s so neutral, I think you could do almost anything)  Update your drapery with a pattern in a variation of your accent color, or a complimentary color too it.  Then anchor the space with an area rug, in a different pattern, same color sceheme.  


    Just quick/cheap ideas I found on overstock…it’s a little boring, but just a quick idea:




    Rug in Light Blue:



    Accent Pillow (tying in some complimentary colors:)


    Post # 5
    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy

    He hates it So I say the beast goes. You could mount up a flatscareen on the wall, and get a tall dark wood case for any DVDs that might be hiding in there. Or a low coffee table style case underneath.

    not sure what happened with your nice couch in the party pic, is it in two pieces? I love how it looks together, and would personally keep it that way, which might help with space. I’m noticing other little furniture pieces in that pic too, which adds to a cluttered feeling. Keeping it simple will open the space up. 

    An area rug would be great.

    the colors aren’t bad at all. I agree with pp that maybe you should choose an accent color to pop out.

    Also I see the perfect space for a booth style breakfast nook near the kitchen entrance…..

    Post # 6
    1477 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    You can use wall art, throw pillows, and vases/bowls, curtians to add pops of colors. I agree with using the dark furniture throughout the home to keep it all tied together and with wall mounting a flat screen tv.

    Post # 7
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I am a big fan of “accent walls” so I would paint one of the walls a dark color to tie in with the dark furniture.

    I also say get rid of the entertainment unit and get a sleek tv stand for the components and mount the tv on the wall.

    You can get a funky area rug for color too.

    Post # 11
    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would change out the curtains and I think adding a few family photos or some art on the walls would make a huge difference.

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