Help with decorating my living room. PHOTOS INSIDE

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 31
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Bumble Beekeeper

sweetpink :  I like your new color scheme idea. I would still keep an end table since you don’t have a coffee table. You need some place for people to be able to put a drink down. 

Post # 33
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

sweetpink :  The problems we are experiencing are the same you are experiencing. Decisions cannot be made with only some of the necessary information.

Did you have the sofa before you moved and are trying to fit it into this space? Or did you buy it for the space? If you want this to be a casual space for watching tv, then it needs to have surfaces on which to put things, and lamps (both floor and table) for layered lighting.

I know pp suggested you flip the sofa so it faces the window. I am not suggesting that, but instead put the long end against the long wall and the short end in front of the window. Pulling the sofa away from the wall, even just a few inches, might give you space to place a lamp in the corner, or a narrow console table behind the sofa in lieu of end tables.

I think adding blue would work well.

 

Post # 34
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Helper bee

sweetpink :  Just threw this together really quickly, so excuse my poor photoshopping. I would also replace the ottoman with a solid coffee table, so everyone has a place to put a glass. Curtains could go dark or light, depending on what you want.

 

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Orange County, CA

sweetpink :  Love your inspiration pic! I think you are on the right track. You might want to try rotating the sectional – so the sofa is not up against it. This would create a cozy corner  and you could put a sofa table behind the section that extends into the room.

Also, as pp have said, remove those blinds and get some drapes and artwork. Those touches can instantly transform a room!

Post # 36
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I would use the gray in your yellow pillow as my wall color to really bring a modern feel, and use a taupe/gray plush, thick and huge area rug in center (don’t place the rug all the way under the sofa, just the edges so it can be an anchor in the room). 

Add bits of blue but not as much as you have yellow, so that the blue is the complementary color, not the dominate color. 

I would warm the space up per your inspo pic with textile choices: the thick rug, curtains that are linen or raw silk (or look like it), a nickle floor lamp.

a collection of large lanterns per your inspo in black would work well re mood lighting, you could put  them in a shelf under the mirror hung opposite of kitchen. 

 

Post # 37
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Bumble Beekeeper

kaitie :  that looks MUCH cozier! 

Post # 38
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Helper bee

OMG I love the idea of photoshopping your living room! Here’s my go! I was too lazy to swap out the ottoman for a coffee table though and change the end table. Use imagination 🙂

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

sweetpink :  Lovely start!! I’d swap out the pillows that came with the couch and use ones in different light/pale colours that are soft textures. Layering textures (fabrics, wood, metal, sheer etc) will help give you that softer cosier feel 🙂

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

These photoshop jobs are a great idea – Bees might have a new business!

Post # 43
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Helper bee

sweetpink :  couper’s is much better in terms of giving you a better visualization. Mine was quickjly done and much more basic (no wall art, or curtains). The only difference is that I added a brown rug. 

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