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Winthrop Harbor, IL

February 27, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8395401

I have a living room/dining room combo(all one room) that is long but somewhat narrow..I have the wall color and blinds already picked out.Now I need ideas for style...Looking for new couch also..
I like simple cottage or country looks..but can be alittle elegant if I want it to be.
Here are to pic to help with the vision.

First is the blinds on the windows

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Winthrop Harbor, IL

February 27, 2011
9:04 AM

Post #8395429

And this is the wall color I am using-This IS Not my Home or picture

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Winthrop Harbor, IL

February 27, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8395435

This is the wall color I have upstairs that I am thinking of using in the living room/dining room...

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(Linny) Salem, SC
(Zone 7b)

February 28, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8397805

Wow... seems like you are wide open for anything you like. But since you have bamboo shades or blinds, you could go with a beach theme. Your wall color is going to be a neutral when you get it up. Am I right? You are changing the gold shown in the first picture?

I have done many a room around a picture, even a greeting card.

Tell us more about what you have to work with...



central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2011
9:47 PM

Post #8399183

So what exactly are you asking??? Furniture ideas? wall decor? how to decorate an entire empty room or 2? how much do you want to spend?
Auburn, AL
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2011
9:26 PM

Post #8417620

if you like the above style browse Ballards you'll get some great ideas.


central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2011
9:27 PM

Post #8417622

I think she's busy decorating...haven't heard back...
United Kingdom

February 14, 2014
4:42 AM

Post #9768897

The idea of a beach theme is really good. Also You could try some countryside style - maybe You could use some blacksmith products

New York, NY

March 5, 2014
7:25 AM

Post #9782294


In my opinion you should try something which compliments both dinning as well as living room. I have recently renovated my home and have the same structure. I just bought the same kind of furniture and it is looking awesome with the white walls with brownish boarders. I got such ideas from


United States

March 7, 2014
8:02 AM

Post #9783866

I believe that rustic or eclectic styles will perfectly match the window blinds. But if you ask me, you'd better check some fine sources for interior design ideas, like or, for example. Explore some photo galleries and pick the style that you like most :) Good luck, CountryLisa72 ;)
United Kingdom

March 10, 2014
12:10 AM

Post #9786173

With the same wall color you can also attach a beautiful frame less round wall mirror, it will look more attractive and it very popular now a days.

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USA Minor Outlying Islands

March 19, 2014
11:34 PM

Post #9793560

Wow! I really liked the mirror design. It is a nice idea to add mirror to accessorize your house. I recently purchased some unique collection of accessories from Ashley Furniture HomeStore and I'm totally in love with them.
T0M 0N0

April 4, 2014
5:01 AM

Post #9804624

I loved the upstairs' wall color and the first thing that came to my mind is some hangings in the wall, but not the normal ones but something out from your collectibles; something old but classy. Like, something that are memories of your childhood that you think can be threaded into a hanging model type or something will really give a magic to those walls.
I have this crave for the collectible items and I guess that grew from the day I bought few things, rare and memories of old times, which was once a collectible of someone, but will definitely bring back our past, from a self-storage facility ( You won't believe, if you have any such places in your area should definitely check out and you will get cheap but really valuable things that you definitely crave for.

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