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A decorating question. What should I put in front of the wall in a section of my livingroom?

Asked by Jude (32131points) March 10th, 2009

In the video, I am talking about the blank wall/floor area inbetween my sofa and my desk. I need to put something there. A piece of furniture or another framed picture? Any suggestions?

http://s317.photobucket.com/albums/mm383/huabin/?action=view&current=009-1.flv

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lercio's avatar

how about getting a wall hanger for your guitar.

Jude's avatar

@patg7590 what is that? I don’t get the site.

patg7590's avatar

sorry I assumed that was the site
http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/
there you go

charliecompany34's avatar

to make a painting, furniture or whatever “POP,” your color of the wall or walls around it need to complement the your room or video, as you say. a warm brown background with blacks and whites and colors sets the pace for creativity and cosmopolitan flavors.

am i answering your question? foggy at this point.

charliecompany34's avatar

find a funky original piece of artwork that says “music.” be careful not to go with commercial prints. it is so ‘90s.

Bri_L's avatar

What about a picture that says “Begining” in French. Then a piece of furniture like a small table

ubersiren's avatar

I like to see bookcases in a room.

chyna's avatar

At first I was thinking of some kind of smokey mirror, but when I looked at the video again, the room seems to need another picture. Perhaps a 3 picture set with a small bookcase underneath.

Jude's avatar

I was thinking about this http://www.westelm.com/media/WE/pp0/p_p007_pip_st_F06_080613173343_PIP_mthumb.jpg (smaller bookcase)

and possibly a picture above.

marinelife's avatar

I do think you need something there. Because that wall is so symmetrical with the windows, I think it should be something of a size and continuity with the picture on the lef of the windows, but something that would also work with the desk grouping.

chyna's avatar

I like that for the room you showed, but is it too big? Would the table you already have, on the right in the video, be in the way?

Jude's avatar

@chyna maybe, it is too big. I’m searching around online. Need a smaller desk or table.

gailcalled's avatar

The room is very beautiful as is. For me, sometimes a little nothing is soothing. The “Fin” poster is nice.

augustlan's avatar

I love the guitar idea. Functional art, FTW.

syz's avatar

These are super cool! And they’re removable, so you can change them out when you want a new look. This is my own favorite.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

I think a bookcase would be too much since it would basically be hugged by your couch and desk. I like the idea syz has. It would definitely stand out, but it wouldn’t clutter anything.

Or just go for some wall candles, which is what I would personally do:
http://www.saladotex.com/Candles_Metal_Mantel_Candleholder.html
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2162/2263770502_b56bcf380f.jpg?v=0
http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/53/8/AAAAAoaYfyYAAAAAAFODcg.jpg

Jude's avatar

@DrasticDreamer I love that idea.

Here’s another. I love this.

http://www.cb2.com/family.aspx?c=2080&f=2236

When you look at the ‘room views’ you’ll get a better idea of what it would be like.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Yeah, wall candles are perfect. I say go for those, they’ll look fantastic. :)

Curious404's avatar

If you are looking to do something functional with the space, why not try a media tower? Otherwise, I like the idea of book shelf or wall candles.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

The room’s great as it is. I would think you need a good sized plant in the corner to soften things up just a bit.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’d get a couple of wall mount shelves and hang them on different spots.

Jude's avatar

It’s been a lot of fun to decorate and I’m still going at it.

This is what it was like when I first moved in. The (uncomfortable) brown leather futon is gone, obviously. It’s a small space (perfect for me, though), but, I love the amount of light and the whole look of the place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXzxZhY4tls

gailcalled's avatar

Jmah: Keep in mind that every possession has to be dusted, repaired or replaced. I am at the point where I’d like to give away half my stuff. Sorry you don’t live around the corner.

laxrrockr18's avatar

A giant portriat of you!!

Kayak8's avatar

I vote for a houseplant to break up all the black and white. It screams for green . . .

Perhaps a 5’ palm that you place on the floor. Break up the industrial feeling . . .

Jude's avatar

I’m getting one of these early 1900’s crank phonograph from my g/f’s Uncle. The one in these pictures here looks exactly like it. I’m wondering if that would work? Cool thing is, I’m getting this for free (it’s worth about $500 as is). :)

lutil's avatar

Yea I second getting removable wall decals to complement the look of your room and change it when you feel like it

Jude's avatar

I put an antique saxophone there.

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