Sunday, September 7, 2008

Need Some Ideas

Ok all of you creative ladies out there. I need to pick your brains.

It's a sofa wall problem....not just one wall but two.

Here's the dilemma:





In this new family room the sofa has to fit into a corner and we just got a sectional (so we can all sit together) and now I have 2 blank walls staring me right in the face.


As you can see the stairs are to the right & there is a lovely thermostat on the wall. Now I love The Nester's idea for hiding that, however I don't know what to do with the rest of the space. (Ok - after browsing thru every single one of her posts to find this reference.....I totally need to visit every fabric store & yard sale for the next 5 years to catch up with her lovely style.)

But I digress....

A rug is on the agenda (as soon as I can get DH to agree - which he will eventually) and I'd like to get another table for that empty side of the sofa but for right now - it's the wall that's the problem.

Please help me figure out what to do with those two walls that will co-ordinate with each other and keep in mind.....I want to be frugal.



I'm officially stumped and desperately need your help.
Nester....you up for a little roadtrip to the Upstate of SC??

12 comments:

chelle said...

Those are tough spots...I'll think about and if I see anything I'll let you know..

chelle said...

Those are tough spots...I'll think about and if I see anything I'll let you know..

The Nester said...

paint an old door and put it sideways on the wall--did you ever see my post on that? then, you could do coordinating windows on the other wall!

Big impact and Cheep!

Shannon said...

Hey! I would put a big framed picture on the bigger wall (the one without the thermostat) and with the other one I would put a grouping of something. Like metal pieces and a wall floral arrangement or something. Just not another framed picture. I love the sectional!!!

Jennifer said...

I take vacation photos (or someplace we love), usually turn them black & white ~ sienna tone might look better with your colors, blow them up to 8 x 10, frame them and hang together.
Not very expensive at all.

I've got a post showing them on my blog somewhere too...I'll see if I can find it and reference you to it later.

duchess said...

Good job, ladies....I'm starting to get visions.

Keep 'em coming.

Jodie said...

I'll sit this one out and glean from all of you. I don't have the decorator gene. Duchess used to come over and help me decorate, until we moved apart. :(

Darlene said...

I LOVE your sectional!! I read the comments and they all sound good to me...you know I just stalk around and get ideas from others....lol

Wendi said...

I am with Jennifer...I love using photos that I have taken of my kids or of a vacation and blowing them up. I like to use different sized frames. I usually do black and white, but she is right about the sienna. Would be gorgeous.
I saw something on a blog recently I loved...I will send you the link via email. Happy Deciding!
BTW...Love the sectional...fabulous!

Marie said...

Hmm...tricky. I have a weird wall in my living room I don't know what to do with either. You've got a lot of good ideas so far...can't wait to see what you come up with!

Oh! I used Rub and Buff to antique that Dollar Store chicken on my blog... it comes in a tiny tube and you can get it at craft stores. :o)

The Berry's Patch said...

I would add a large mirror to one wall and a grouping of pictures to the other. :-)

southerninspiration said...

I love Nester's idea of a door turned sideways, or a shutter even. then you could add some architectural piece across the top. On the other side, a grouping would be great, and just incorporate that little thermostat into it.....maybe even camoflage it a little! The other option if you don't want to do a door or shutter is a very large round clock.......or a wrought iron gate of some kind. I would also pull the sectional out away from the wall just a little bit if you can. Hope this helps.