Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Decorating Inspiration Needed!

See that big, blank wall up there? The one split in two by the stove pipe? That is one wall that I am stumped about decorating in this living room. The walls are all mostly bare and I'm ready to change that. Affordably, mind you. :)  I've thought about plates... or scroll-work something... do I do the same or similar on each side of the pipe, do I keep it different or what? I've thought about a wreath, but that is just one item, what else would I put up there to make it look "right"?

I like simple, not too fru-fru or cluttery. I like the simple beach-house or cottage type look. I'm not into the current chevron craze (though some people can really pull it off!). I like country but elegant. The wall color is a very pale cream (Benjamin Moore's White Linen, I think). To the left of this wall is the foyer, to the right is the doorway to the office with just a small section of wall to the right of the doorway (where there is currently a bookshelf).

I'm open to any ideas! Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments. Links to pictures or ideas would be fun.


Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

How about a wall of photos? Not fancy pictures and paintings, but real photos of people? I always like looking at peoples pictures in their houses. I don't know if that fits in with your theme or not. I'm a terrible decorator, I think, so good luck!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Lucy's idea is good. The only think I could think of with this creatively stunted brain is on the left side to put some of those black words that are all the rage, or were and on the right do either a shelf with pictures that go with the words, the shelf to add depth, or you could just do pictures. What about some shallow wooden crates to hang as shelves or something interesting like that on the left? As you can see this is not my strong point. Please post pictures of whatever you end up doing!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I will have to come down and do it for you!!

sally said... [Reply to comment]

Since I am all about pictures of kids on the walls, and since they are fairly cheap to print from Walmart (or some place like that) I vote for a kid-themed picture arrangement/collage interspersed with some old toys (like on little shelves, or somehow hanging on the wall--maybe just invisible string hanging them from a nail), or interesting toys from a thrift store. You could even have a frame that fits a page of paper (or a couple such frames) and put in a piece of Susannah's and Sylvia's art work, and change it out when every month or so with an update. That would add to the interestingness of the collage. I think the guests in your home would love it (I know I would!)!