Several months ago I asked for some decorating help. I actually did a shout out and wrote a Calling All Decorators post. You can see the before pictures there and compare to the new look below.
My dilemma was our two story family room.
First, there is a white vent halfway up the wall, but off centered from side to side.
Second, the way the room is set up the TV is off centered as well making the vent seem even more out of place.
Third, it’s a HUGE wall. And I mean HUGE. What do you do with a huge wall?
While this isn’t complete yet, it’s getting closer. It’s feeling more cozy and warm in our family room now.
Next step is to paint the vent. Some genius who left a comment on my Calling All Decorators post suggested painting the vent to match the wall. Wow. It was the most obvious comment and insight, but the thought had never actually even crossed my mind. When I read the comment I thought, well duh. Of course that would make it blend into the wall more.
That was going to be my first mission that same day. Paint the vent. But of course the wall color paint was old and bad in the can so I need to go to Home Depot and actually have some paint mixed. Six months later I still have not done that. But I will. Someday.
And if you think I’m totally on top of it by doing the shelving, well, I’ll admit that it was just done a few weekends ago. Yes, I’ve stared at this blank, boring wall for six months after I called for help. But I figured, what’s a few more months when I’ve been looking at it for almost 5 years.
A few weekends ago I had enough and we were on a mission to fix this wall. All four of us piled into the car and we were off to IKEA. We found these cool shelves for less than $20 each. We immediately bought three of them. The next several days were spent finding things to go on the shelves. The items had to be light because even though the shelves were secured to the wall we didn’t want to take any chance that one would fall on the TV.
Once I paint the vent, I need to figure out something that can go on either side of the TV. Big potted plants?? An arm chair?? I’m not sure yet. Any suggestions without over crowding this room?