I moved into a new (and much bigger) apartment last month and I need help finishing my space! It just looks so bare!living room
We finally have an apartment where they allow us to paint! But now that I can, I'm a bit apprehensive about it. Any suggestions on a paint color for our living room? The room is very open to the dining room, entry and hallway too. So where do I start/stop the color?
I would like more seating in this room, since we just have the sofa and a small red ottoman, but I'm not sure where to place a chair? Maybe in the corner to the right of the long Expedit bookcase?
This room is so dark at night. I definelty need some lamps. I'm thinking a pair of table lamps on each side of the sofa, but that would mean that I'd need to buy another side table. Where would I put that ottoman if I get another table for the left of the sofa? And I know I need more art & accessories to make the space look more "lived in". Should I stick with red accessories or introduce another color into the room?dining room
I bought this dining set off craigslist, but that's pretty much the only thing in the room except for a few plants in the window. Our old apartment didn't have a dining room, so we grew used to eating on the couch in front of the TV. So we haven't even used the dining table yet! There is a nook/recessed space to the left of the window. Any suggestions on what I can do with that space? It's so empty!
And since the dining room is completely open to the living room, how do I tie in the colors between the two rooms? Do I need to continue the red into this room too? Because I found a tablecloth that I like that's off-white linen with a big bold print of pears that are kind of a 70's dark avacado green with brown outlines that I thought about using to make curtains. But I'm not sure about the green in the dining room and then the red in the living room. Would it look too much like Christmas?bedroom
I love love love bright aqua/turquoise blue! I found this bedding set at Ikea that has a stripe of apple green at the top, but when I brought it home I realized that the whole set is definetly more turquoise green than turquoise blue. Any suggestions on how I can introduce more aqua/turquoise blue into the space without it looking like I'm color blind since it won't exactly match my bedding set? Also any suggestions on wall color - I'm thinking maybe that apple green?
Thanks so much for any suggestions! I'm really looking forward to making my new space feel more like home!
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