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needhelproom 08-24-2011 09:58 PM

Please need help! I want to decorate my living room but dont know how?
 
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Hello everyone,
im in desperate need to decorate my narrow living room, i want it nice and fancy, bidget is not a problem, but i cannot decorate for the life of me:( i want curtains, wall inspirational pieces, loce lights on frames , i want a contemporan look , love water falls and in wall aquarium, which im thinking of purchasing and putting it at the end of my wall, between the 2 windows...what do you guys think??

Please help, any pics of suggestions can help

thank you

logluvr 08-26-2011 01:40 PM

I would first get rid of the big entertainment center. If you can hang your TV on the wall between the 2 windows at the end that will open up the room. Look for a smaller cabinet that is more open for DVDs and other stuff.

Move your couch under the windows to the right side of the picture.

Since you said you like water falls I would get a couch back table and place it where the center is right now and get one of those counter top water features.
Now I cannot help you with art work since my taste runs more towards landscapes and western. If you have cable watch DIY Network and HGTV there are some great shows where designers help homeowners sell their houses.

coderguy 08-30-2011 11:15 PM

This should probably be moved out of project showcase...

DangerMouse 08-31-2011 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by coderguy (Post 718428)
This should probably be moved out of project showcase...

Just saw this, and I agree.

Moved to Interior Decorating section.

Fish tank built into an exterior wall???????????

loce lights? contemporan look? What language is this?

DM

m1951mm 09-01-2011 03:53 PM

I really like the statue in the middle of the floor. Maybe that could be placed on your lap:laughing:. I have to agree that the wall unit is way to big for the space. Agree that you need window treatments, fabric always softens up a space and gives added color. What you are asking for here is not an easy task. IMHO you should get with someone in your area, be it an interior designer or even someone like me, I paint, I sew, but I do have a good eye. To bring someone into your home who can see your colors, ask the questions about your lifestyle and wants, goals you would like for your home, IMHO, this can not be done on the internet. Maybe check in your area for someone who does custom window treatments, their fees may be less than an interior decorator. I always say that you need to pick your fabrics first, then the colors for the rest of the room will fall into place. As far as getting accessories, think about your own friends who have homes that you have liked the setting, ask them for help. Even just browsing magazines, cutting out pics of what you like and take them with you on a SHOPPING trip, oh what fun. Many of the higher end furniture companies have decorators that if you dangle a sale in front of them will come give you some advice.

I still like the statue:thumbsup:

DangerMouse 09-01-2011 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by m1951mm (Post 719493)
I really like the statue in the middle of the floor.

I really wanted to say that.... or something similar.... :)
You beat me to it.

DM

Brenda_Simons 09-01-2011 04:42 PM

First of all you should repaint it. It looks so dark. I think that this makes it even smaller.

DangerMouse 09-01-2011 04:47 PM

It looks to me like it's already painted white. I think the photo is dark is all.

DM

Piotr 09-01-2011 05:53 PM

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everything depends on the style do you prefer modern or classic - what about the ceiling and walls

m1951mm 09-01-2011 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Piotr (Post 719574)
everything depends on the style do you prefer modern or classic - what about the ceiling and walls

At this point this is way to much info and does not pertain to what the OP has in mind. Are you trying to get enough posts to spam us:laughing:,

DangerMouse 09-01-2011 08:35 PM

He/she did THAT in ANOTHER post.....

DM

Piotr 09-02-2011 03:31 PM

WHAT IS bad, why is the forum if you can not write anything, it is pointless. I asked a normal question, and added 2 different pictures, contemporary and classical room - any designer will ask the first question, what style will. Believe me I do not depend on the amount of posts because I do not have any benefit from this.

m1951mm 09-03-2011 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Piotr (Post 720049)
WHAT IS bad, why is the forum if you can not write anything, it is pointless. I asked a normal question, and added 2 different pictures, The pictures you added had to do with ceiling issues, that is not the question that the original poster was asking about. contemporary and classical room - any designer will ask the first question, I agree that a designer will ask what type of style a person wants to acheive. what style will. Believe me I do not depend on the amount of posts because I do not have any benefit from this.

I am sorry if you feel that you are not getting benefit from this forum.

I have no idea why you would post pictures of ceilings when the poster was wanting ideas as far as furniture placement, fabrics etc. Those are IMHO (In My Humble Opinion) could only be answered by someone who could be in the space in question and talk with the homeowner as to the look they want to achieve. This is a difficult task, let alone trying to do it on the internet with just posting pictures.

The forum is always very happy to see input to help the poster of the question get to results that will solve their problem. Sometimes there are answers that just do not fit the question, or the question is just not that easy for a type written answer.

webwarrior2 09-08-2011 06:05 PM

I'd suggest keeping most of the room neutral colors as you don't have much natural light. Then brighten it with throw pillows and accents with color. The fish tank could be good if you choose fish that are bright, tropical colors. A pair of floor lamps would brighten things up.

Bud Cline 09-08-2011 06:14 PM

How does a thread such as this one get 2,900 views in only fourteen days? And has only 14 total comments so far ?

Somebodies cooking the books here somewhere.:(


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