What can do I do to a dull n borring living room

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 27, 2018
    paint the walls a more inviting color, move the carpet under the table, decrease some of the picture, use one as a focal point, add colored pillows to the chairs
  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 27, 2018
    Get any exciting accent color in there. A orange or red would be nice. Throw rugs would help unite the seating area plus add a punch of color. Repeat the accent color with the stuff on your coffee table. Example, orange or red vases.
  • Emily Emily on Jan 27, 2018
    It really doesn't look boring or dull at all. Can you take pics of the katy corner from this corner? For myself I don't things put in corners "katy" corner. Only things that have a back that fits exactly in the corner. But that is me. Also the light on that cabinet must mean the contents are worthy of being highlighted but in this pic they do not show.
  • Carmen Carmen on Jan 27, 2018
    Hi Minda: I would paint your coffee table - chaulk paint and wax finish with a "wow" colour - maybe turquoise or aqua. Then recover your cushions with the same colour as the coffee table and some other contrasting colour. Carmen
  • Fix It Jen Fix It Jen on Jan 27, 2018
    May I humbly recommend a punch of color? Drapes can be dyed, replaced, or trim added (the color is too close to wall color). New throw pillows that don't look like copies of floor tiles...?
  • Barb Barb on Jan 27, 2018
    You have a great space to revamp. Omit all the pictures (all 6 of them) except the larger one over the sofa and that picture is your start of the color wheel. Add a area rug with that flower color and black,Browns and beige’s and place it under the coffee table but make sure it big enough to extend to the sofa’s. I have a pic ideas below. Add pillows in the rug color and mix patterns and be sure to karate cut top top of the pillows for the indent. The coffee table add a glass vase with yellow flowers. The corner curio I would place that else where like at end of a hallway or on a wall all by its self and add a large corner tree there. TJmaxx and hobby lobby has them.
  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 27, 2018
    I would start with a larger area rug that goes at least under the front legs of the couch and chair.... find one in a bold color and large print.... similar to the large sunflower on your wall (or the tulips). The drapes could change to a bold gold or green... perhaps with a graphic all over print.... and use pillows with a pattern... they don't all have to match... as long as the colors go together.... choose 6 or 8 all different patterns and in different shapes.... and with different textures.... you could paint the chair a bright green or gold.. (using the artwork as inspiration) or cover the cushion in a bold print.... add color... the room needs green and blues ... there is enough brown in there already... and fyi.... cream is a lighter shade of brown.
  • Debi53 Debi53 on Jan 27, 2018
    In order to be truly helpful, I need to be honest with you. It's just too much brown on brown and burgundy. Your brown furniture is fine, but paint your walls a color that will make the brown in your furniture stand out. Something like Sherwin Williams Waterfall or some shade of soft aqua. Then change your curtains to a crisp white or ones that have a pretty pattern that has some of your new wall color and a few other colors that you like. Have fun with your sofa pillows. Choose 2 matching pillows (one on each sofa) that pick up your new wall color or have an accent color like bright yellow or a lime green, or navy. Don't be in a hurry. Find a print you really love-say birds or a modern floral, etc. Then use the colors in those pillows to finish your color scheme. Add a couple of other non-matching pillows that have a different pattern (dots, or checks). Do away with putting one pillow in front of the other since that gives a very stiff look to your sofas. Just let one pillow overlap the edge of the pillow next to it. Don't do all sets. Have different sizes and patterns on your sofas. I agree with moving the curio and putting a large plant in the corner. You can also put an uplight behind it on a timer to come on in the evening. Recover the wooden chair cushions in either a color similar to your wall color or in your main accent color (found in your pillows). Add some chunky candles. Paint your coffee table in a color found (again) in one of your pillows. Remove the angled burgundy rug and either use no rug or one large enough for all the front legs of your sofas and chairs to sit on. Better to have no rug than one that is too small. Remove the pics above the sofa except for the large one and maybe put some wall sconces to hold those chunky candles on either side of it. Add greenery to your coffee table (artificial is fine if it looks real). I know this has been long, but I hope helpful. You have a great room and very nice furniture. It's just too safe. Take some risk and you will love your "new" room. Best wishes!
  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jan 28, 2018
    Lots of the above are great ideas. Minimum budget: You have high dramatic colors on your art wall (which I applaud. I like artwork I like, and in quantity).
    Do red or wine full length drapes to bring the color around. I’d prefer rod-pocket, so that some stands above the rod, softening the edges in the room But raise the curtain rod 2” to 4”, depending on your curtain length. Trust me, it will open up the room.
    Get a few appropriate colored pillows on sofas, especially a pattern or two, to draw your oriental rug up, but at least a couple of round pillows. You have too many corners! Three trays on coffee table, asst sizes, pref two round. Your rectangle stays. The other two in colors which reflect the artwork, or maybe painted. better yet, maybe just a few colored (think of your paintings) great textured placemats.
    Please switch the two paintings top left So they aren’t in descending order of height. Please.
    I know you love the display cabinet, but the precious white miniatures in it can’t fight with the “bulkiness” of everything else in the room. Kind of like you hung lace or chiffon curtains in there. Incongruous. Better a great standing reading lamp to cozy the room up. It would also give you room for more artworK too.
    provide light for comfortable reading and light the artwork.
    Look at the photo you posted. Everything has a corner. We need to soften with some round pillows, softer curtain tops and a round-shaded stick floor lamp. And color on the sofas. Aren’t we lucky to live in an era of tjmaxx, Big Lots, Tuesday Morning, and Marshall’s?
    • Minda Smith Minda Smith on Jan 30, 2018
      I plan of changing my couches instead I’m just buying a 3 seater couch and 2 accent chairs. Any suggestions what to get (color) Thanks
  • Rose P Rose P on Jan 29, 2018
    I like the room as it is, If you want more pop paint the window wall an accent color, everything is neutral so pick your favorite.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Feb 18, 2018
    Your pictures obviously give you pleasure. My walls are covered too.
    I would use a predominant color, be it a green or red or? I love a deep red - not maroon. You don’t want a beige because you have so many strong colors.
    I would do either the chairs or the sofa in leather so there’s a little bit of “sheen” in the room to balance the artwork.
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