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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 [Link deleted by admin]


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 for example. Explore some photo galleries and pick the style that you like most :) Good luck, CountryLisa72 ;)
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.
Monticello, IA

May 29, 2014
10:35 AM

Post #9852518

What did you decide to go with ? Any pics for us to look at?
Alachua, FL

August 21, 2014
8:33 AM

Post #9923024

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New York City, NY

August 26, 2014
12:14 AM

Post #9926401

I think you should go for some wall arts,some decorative accessories with your dining table.

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Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 8, 2015
4:54 PM

Post #10050560

I absolutely LOVE the color and agree that a beach theme would be great!

I have a "beach...sailboat...marine" theme. I have wood panelling. I would love to lighten the walls, but have not seen anything so far that covers up panelling well.

I will start a new thread on that subject.
Pasadena, CA

July 12, 2015
11:30 PM

Post #10110535

You can use room dividers like the below one, to separate the dining and living room. If any one ask's me to select a must must furniture for my living room, I would prefer larger coaches or leather sofa's. They are stylish, cozy and you can use sofa's as bed if required. Decorate them with trendy decorative pillows. You can find them easily in the market with different price range.

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Washington, DC

July 14, 2015
3:09 AM

Post #10111082

I recently purchased a beautiful photo frame for my living room. While making this purchase, I searched a lot. I visited various local stores and found nothing much interesting, then I started searching online stores.

And I really found some amazing stores that provides very unique and classy stuff and also provides a wide range of picture frames. I was really confused, then bought a two set of picture frames. I bought a collage frame, frames with mats and a picture with Sheila Atchley Design.

While searching, i found some great sources that you may be helpful to you -

Can't resist submitting current photos of my room. I have shared some pictures of latest pdecor items that made my room simply amazing.

Hope you like this post :)

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August 20, 2015
11:26 PM

Post #10130592

nice idea ShirleyRosales. thanks for providing links

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