I need some ideas for my house. We have lived here two years and I am finally getting around to changing some paint and rearranging our original furniture. I have decorating issues all over my house. I don't know what my style is, maybe traditional contemporary?
Problem area #1: Entry way
Right when you walk in our front door there is a formal living/dining room, it's pretty large, but we use it for a hang out room, the kids play in there and we have a comfy couch. I use to have some ottomans against the front window and some other furniture, but I have removed them and need advice on what to put there instead. THE PICTURES ARE CLICKABLE THUMBNAILS.
Here is walking in the door and looking to your left, thereís also a step ladder bookshelf close to the door, you can see against the wall, itís not decorated right now because my kid climbed it and broke all the shit :
The problem with this area is that the couch is low profile and the corner next to it by the window is empty and probably 3-4 wide. I had ottomans against the wall for toys, but moved them upstairs. I put a stool there to show the size of the area. I donít know what to put there, I donít know if thereís enough direct sunlight for a plant (must be tall), a chair looks so weird there. My 4 year old suggested an electric fireplace or an aquarium. I am not sure!
Here is the rest of the room, I donít have a current picture, but you can see the layout of the previous owner:
Windows: The other issue is that the windows look so plain, I have 2.5Ē white wood blinds, I donít have window treatments because I like things simple and less dusty, but wonder if I should get some curtains or put wood trim around the windows to make it look nicer.
Something like this, but more simple at the bottom:
Paint: I want repaint my entire downstairs, I am leaning towards a soft green, maybe greyish-green color, not like a blue-green, not sage... another green I like this color, but not sure if it would work:
I am open to any ideas, if it helps most of my furniture is walnut or a pecan color, my couches are chocolate in front entry area and a grey-beige in the back of the first floor. My ceiling fans are dark brown. I have lots of dark frames/items on wall, I am trying to bring in color and avoid too much dark stuff, my house has too many browns. My rug in the front room is beige, chocolate, greens and creams. My rug in the back room is reds, beige, chocolates, etc.
I will be replacing the ugly original carpet and ugly tile (in kitchen and back living room) with this cherry flooring soon:
My kitchen looks similar to this one, so you can see my kitchen and what paint colors would look good with it.
I will have to upload pictures of my house so you can get a better idea.