Oh, I love these. We've had fun with a blank wall in a dining room before, and a bunch of you had excellent suggestions. But here we have one very large expanse of wall and a reader who needs advice, stat.
I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and now include
a visit as part of my daily decorno diet. Yummy!
This very-blank wall (not so yummy) has been haunting
me for two years now. Perhaps my inertia is related
to something I have refered to as post-downsizing
disorder, but I'm ready to get over that and would be
oh-so-grateful for a home remedy or two from you and
Any possible cures?
I have to go get dinner started, so I will have to mull it over while cooking for my people, but I am sure readers will get a jump on this in the meantime.
Michelle - can you email in a photo of the rest of the room? You will probably want suggestions that will tie that wall back to the rest of the room...
Yeah! Help is on the way!!
Here's 3 shots of the little room. Poor thing! It's
like the ugly step-sister, getting by with hand-me
downs and trying it's best to look pretty and pulled
together. I'm going to click my heels three times
and when I wake-up, hopefully there will be remedies
galore-o, via decorno.
(btw...I know the floral chair has to goooo!)
I promise to send pictures of the new and improved!
Well, well, well. See? Glad you sent in more photos because I don't think that the blank wall is our first order of business. And the reason I say this is that you've got a lot going on in the room (and that's not necessarily a bad thing).
So, my first thought is forget about your wall for a moment. I know that the leather sofa positions you to look directly at it, but avert your eyes for the time being.
Second, I am not usually a big fan of florals, however, I will say this... I don't think your floral chair has to "gooooo" (as you say) quite yet. I think you first need to talk about your sea of brown. Brown sofa, brownish rug, brown floors, brown chair in the corner. Brown, brown, brown. I mean, I am a friend of brown, but I think you could edit the room a little and make a few quick changes to offer up more contrast. Even if the colors generally stayed neutral, you could add greens or reds or sisal rug to add some dimension and punch to the room for not much cash at all. I think you deserve some happy color in there even before you attack the wall that happens to be driving you nuts.
Decorno readers? What do you think?
Also - - what DO we do with the wall? Michelle graciously puts her room at your mercy, so try to keep the recommendations affordable.
Michelle - thanks for the photos! This should be fun.
Michelle mentions this room by Tia Zoldan in the comments section, so I thought I would post it here for reference.