Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2:23AM
Pull it all together with the rug. The rug below is from Homedecorators.com. Get a larger one than your current rug. It should help to ground the furniture- by being at least partially under all of your seating pieces. Pull your furniture away from your walls more- into the room. Remove the bookcase and all the wall decor. It will look better without them. I would move your chairs to another room and use instead a pair of chairs like the one at the top of the post- only $199 each from Homedecorators.com. Without the ottoman- you have room for a larger ottoman in the center. Get a nice large plant for the corner that currently has the bookcase. Your room has beautiful bones- with these small changes it will be your new favorite room in your home. Pull in a couple more patterns- one on your ottoman- and another in some throw pillows.
Thanks for sending in the video.
I want to start with your wall color. You have a real disconnect with your wall color and everything else. I can imagine the window treatments have yellow in them- but that does not make that paint color work. You can only keep one -- the wall color- or everything else. To really make that wall color work- you would have to go with furniture like this. However- I get the feeling that this whole bright look would then have a disconnect with the rest of your house. Just a hunch- since I haven't seen the rest of your home. But - to assume my hunch is right- we will lose the wall color. I selected Ramie by Sherwin Williams for you. You can see it in the room below.Yes- I would also take down the valances. Use panels that go to the floor. To keep it light and airy- I selected a sheer from West Elm- in a simple off white. I would not put them on the interior doors- but yes to the rest of them.
Thanks again for sending a video! It is so helpful!