I just finished up another inspiration board for Linda in Florida, who sent me an email saying, HELP! I need your help with our familyroom! The room has great potential and she has some nice pieces of furniture, but it just needed some rearranging and some additional art and accessories. She gave me ideas on colors that she and her hubby enjoy and they really like earthtones of chocolate brown, gold, green, and orangey red. She sent me pics of her space from all angles and I got busy with some planning.
I suggested that she get a larger lamp for her foyer table and move the smaller accessories out, as well as lower the mirror that‘s hanging over it.
And since her TV is sitting straight ahead coming in the frontdoor, I suggested she completely flip the sofa around to opposite to where it is now and the TV/entertainment center would go on the left wall. She wanted a piece of furniture to house the TV, so I found something that would mix well with her on the contemporary side furniture.
I suggested that she move the large glass front cabinet to the wall (in first pic) where the console table is currently. That way, it would be the first thing that people see when they walk in the door. A great focal piece.
So, with some rearranging of furniture, a new rug, art, and accessories, this room will really come alive. They are keeping the current wall color. She’s got a large coffee table under the pass-through window (which is going to be uncovered) which should be utilized in front of the sofa and I gave her an option of another chair and ottoman.
Once the sofa is flipped, I suggested she put the large console table where the TV is currently and add a large piece of artwork over it. Another nice focal point for guests coming in the door.
And here’s the inspiration board I came up with for her to look at. She was very pleased with my suggestions for furniture rearranging, as well as items to put in her updated room. I gave her several rug suggestions and she really liked the beige floral rug the best. With the addition of some of these colorful pillows, the new rug, and artwork, I can’t wait to see this room when Linda is finished with it.
Linda Living Room – by Rhoda12 on Polyvore.com
Linda Living Room Rugs – by Rhoda12 on Polyvore.com
If anyone would like an Inspiration board, please click here for details. I’d love to help you.
Also, my blog makeover will be happening on Friday night if all goes well, so if things look strange around here, that is why. The new look is going to be SO nice, so stay tuned for a better look around here and an easier to navigate blog.
When you have time, please come read a story I posted about my husband and keep him in your prayers.
Stacey @ The Blessed Nest says
What a great inspiration board!! Love those colors together, I’m actually helping my mother decorate her new home in that palette! 🙂
Lazy Mom Leslie says
If that’s the makeover you can do on a room, I can’t wait to see what you can do to your blog! 😉
What beautiful inspiration pictures! The room looks like it will be beautiful!
Denise K. says
I loved all your ideas Rhoda and can’t wait to see the finished product! How exciting to have a new blog makeover…I just did the same and revealed it this morning! Fun stuff! Your button is also on our site!
I have just a few ‘southern’ questions to ask you since I am so anxious to visit there one day. First, can you share a good recipe for sweet tea? Secondly, how would you describe southern decorating to a reader? Is it a feel, a certain use of elements?
I loved reading your posts under “around the south” and of course I LOVE seeing how you decorate your own home!
BTW, we used “Whole Wheat” for most of our main floor…the painters are still here!
With love from Colorado,
Sofia Striffler says
I finally figured out how to follow you on my blog. Thanks for your advice and help through our e-mails. I am looking forward to your new look.
Sofia Expressive Creations
Rhoda, you are so good! I can’t wait to see the new look …
Hello, I love the ideas Rhoda suggested. The room has way too much beige and is in desperate need of color. I can say this because this is my room! I love the suggestions that Rhoda came up with. As a matter of fact I will be shopping for some of the items today. Along with the inspiration boards I was sent a TWO page detailed description of furniture & accessory placement. So, thank you again Rhoda for a job well done. You gave us the inspiration we needed to make our room a more comfortable and pretty place to hang out! I will update you with pictures once completed.
A Bushel and Peck says
I love the blog updates. I can’t copy your little button. It gives me a red circle when I scroll over it 🙁 I wanted to add your blinkie to my blog! Anyway, I am always lurking over here and I like the new look. Congratulations!