Judith, how about light pink with maroon/rose accents? I painted a room in that color and one wall I painted the darker rose...the moldings I painted in the opposite color--rose for the light pink walls and light pink for the rose wall. It created an open, airy and warm room ...I loved it..and I can really picture it wih a refurbished couch (maybe a floral pattern wiht roses???) and nce leather chairs.
My bedroom. Every other room in the house has been painted, window-treatment-ed, or otherwise re-done in the past 12 years, so it would be my turn :)
Light sage green walls with the natural wood trim; sand-color cellular blinds (to keep out the morning sun because the windows are on an east wall); full-length mirror on the closet doors; closet organizer for all the stuff that always ends up in Mom's closet for some reason ... I could go on and on!
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Living room here. We are putting in new flooring, dumping an old couch and changing out some other memorabilia and artwork, attempting to simplify. I will keep the wood paneling and stay with natural tones and green accents, move some of the books to other rooms and give others away.
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Ha when my kids move out in a few years I would love to reupholster my husband's grandmother's sofa, buy some leather arm chairs and refinish our wood floors in the family room. I struggle with what color for the walls. The house was built in 1900 and I would like to leave the woodwork it's original wood color. We have a beautiful black slate fireplace.
Any wall color suggestions? It has twelve foot ceilings but is a small room.
That's a tough question. I have two rooms that equally need to be redone.
1. Kitchen, although I'm happy with the color scheme of sky blue I'd love to redo the rest of the kitchen with updated appliances, nice new cupboards and rearranging the placement of everything... the kitchen has a small (almost apartment sized washer/dryer next to the refrigerator at one end, the stove/microwave are opposite the sink with barely enough room between for two people to walk through. The other end is where the dining room table is supposed to go, but is also connected to the living room. Not sure how to redo it but it definitely needs updating... all the appliances are at least 15 years old and probably closer to twenty.
2. Master bedroom/bath with red shag carpeting, red background with butterfly/vines running vertically up the wall and dark built in desk/shelving would really be better with a face lift as well. Not sure what color I'd choose but I think something light and airy perhaps a nice blue/lavender which contains both our favorite colors or something more neutral, taking out the dark desk/shelving combo to add another 3 - 4 feet of usable space to the room.
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My kitchen - definitely! I already have diamond-plated alluminum floors, so I guess I would go with more diamond-plate for backsplashes and such. All of my appliances are going stainless and I have the floor, I just need to do somthing with the walls. My mother is afraid she's going to come in and see a huge Harley painted on the walls.
I would never do that, mayeb the logo, but not a full Harley!! HAHA I love irritating my mother - it's so fun!
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I'd say TV room. When we moved in in 2003, the walls were Pepto-Bismal pink and the carpet was a pinky-burgundy colour. We elected to keep the carpet because it appeared to be pretty new but we painted the walls off-white.
But, if it were up to me, I'd take out the carpet all together and install laminate or hard wood flooring and maybe have a red and white theme.
Or, the same type of idea for my study, which also had new green carpet in it when we moved in and elected to keep it. It's still nice but the wallpaper is pretty dated with rose and green as the main colours.
When I was a kid, my bedroom was red and white with blue accents and I had a red shag carpet as well.
while my whole house could use a face life, I would have to say, the kitchen. We just got a modern black fridge...I would play off of that for the rest of the room. I would get ceramic black and white tiles to make a checkered effect. Would put in a new counter --black granite or some such stone. And redo the cabinets to make them white with black doors. OOOooh just talking about it has me salivating'!
My living room--it has three large holes in the ceiling where we took out skylights (they all leaked badly) and old 70's fake wood paneling and brown mottled carpet. I like the stone wall that is on one side, so I would take that and run with the reddish/dark brownish colors for windows and furniture (already got furniture in dark red). Ideally a nice paneled floor with radiant heat and raised up to meet the rest of the house's floors (and make the house completely handicap accessible).
As for wall color...I am boring. I like bright walls for living rooms, and dark colors for bedrooms (which remain white in our house). Maybe a light mocha color would be nice for the room's walls, but that may be too much brown. I should figure out soon, because we are buying curtains and fixing the room up right now! --Heather
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