We have a chevron wood wall in our family room. I have no idea what to do with it. Right now it is stained an orangeish brown color.... very dated and dark. Same thing with the fireplace,
the brick is dark red and just dated looking. What do you think? What would you do? We installed dark hardwood floors throughout the entire home and the walls in here are painted French Gray- a Blue/Gray. Help!! Here is a link to my pinterest board to kind of show my style and what I like: http://pinterest.com/ashopaholicmom/for-the-...
Commented on Aug 28, 2012
I would paint the wood wall as close to the color of you new floor as possible. Drop some
interesting lighting from the ceiling as close to the wall for effect and depth of the wood. Remove ceiling fan. Then find something very large to hand in the center of the wall towards the upper portion of the peek.. perhaps a large rustic monogram Letter or super large clock with Romain Numerals. I would complement the wood wall with tree limbs painted cottage white and bundled with jute rope or twine of some kind and stand in opposite corners of this wall. The brick I would go over the brick with bead board on each side of the fireplace. Paint the breadboard the same color as the wood wall - floor color. Add a deep shelf like wainscoting from one side all the way over the top of fireplace opening to the other side of the fireplace. Add a DIY bench on the right side of FP and on the left I would find a huge basket and fill it with pillows and throws. Paint the brick a deep brown and white wash over top that. Add dimmer lights under the wainscoting and something large in the middle of the fireplace. Try to find old beat up house shutters to place near or next to your windows. And or make a bench or hearth with them. :-)