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Re: Hey Guys! My old living room thread needs new help!!!381
Jun 16, 2012 1:08 am
i had a look on the spotlight website earlier! They have a bit sale on at the moment, I will try go on Monday and have a look around!
Im very nervous though I just realised looking at my big door that it goes right up to the wall.
As in there will be nowhere for the curtains to hang that wont block off the door and get in the way!!!!!
Is there anyway of getting them to only open to one side? Or would that be ridiculous?
Re: Hey Guys! My old living room thread needs new help!!!382
Jun 16, 2012 12:13 pm
I wouldn't stress too much about the curtains being in the way. Sheers are quite light and once you've got them hung up (you can hang the rod right up to the wall and just have no spinal thing) it will look really good.
You won't be able to get them to hang from one side as most likely you'll need a bracket in the middle so the rod doesn't warp.
This is a pic of my laundry area where the sliding door takes up the whole wall and the rod is right up against the wall.
Hope that helps a little!
Re: Hey Guys! My old living room thread needs new help!!!383
Jun 16, 2012 12:46 pm
My thoughts on your room.
Move the rug closer to the tv unit. Coffee table is fine where it is but the mat needs to be further out.
TV put on stand on high part of white tv unit, or at least centred on the high side of unit. On the lower half I would put something tall and white. Maybe a few vases of different sizes or a large arangement with mostly white fowers but with a few purples in it. Blinds I would change to inside window with white net or similar style. I find the TV off putting centred on the wall. It makes the unit look wrong.
My opinion only.
I love the colour and your artwork.
Re: Hey Guys! My old living room thread needs new help!!!384
Jun 16, 2012 1:38 pm
Flagstaff: I agree, because they are light it shouldnt matter.. I was worried that it would get in the way but really it will be fine.. There also is limited walking space in that little area so I thought it might look bulky but they are called sheers for a reason I guess
Kaytee: I agree about the rug but unfortunatley it is only just under the couch at the moment so moving it forward is not possible.. its not very large, something I really want to do is replace the current one for a larger one but other things a bit more of a priority to be done first.
We used to have the tv on a stand but it looked really awful and I really hated it! I actually LOVE it how it is now!
It is also not meant to be symetrical and I know thats not for everyone but yeah thats how it was intended and we love it!
I also realised I like it with nothing on it as it really looks modern and clean and before it looked really cluttered and took away from the unit...
See how I go when I change the feel of the room as to if I want to put something new on there!
Re: Hey Guys! My old living room thread needs new help!!!385
Jun 18, 2012 5:41 pm
I think you are complicating things ... take all of your cushions and other bits of colour out of the room - leave your rug, coffee table etc and then gradually add things - if they don't look right then don't use them. I think you may have too many colours - add lots of white with either a pelmet above your blinds or the sheers but have them open which will soften the room straight away (you don't need to close them) .. looking at the pictures you love I think it's just the hard lines you don't like .... don't just keep adding things. Hope that helps ... let us know how you go.
What about a wall sticker on the left hand side of the TV ...
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Re: Hey Guys! My old living room thread needs new help!!!386
Jun 18, 2012 6:10 pm
I agree with Mclaren, do the sheers, I would go for light color cushions, throws, white flowers. Do what makes u feel good. I change mine all of rhe time, lol cushions can make a room feel completely different. Move them and try some different ones.
Re: Hey Guys! My old living room thread needs new help!!!387
Jun 23, 2012 3:19 pm
with the sheers, not that you can see them very well.
Re: Hey Guys! My old living room thread needs new help!!!388
Jun 24, 2012 12:51 pm
So I havent posted any updates because Im sad about everything lol.
I have been to spotlight twice lately and sadly it doesnt look like the sheers will be happening anytime soon The rods I would need to buy would either need to be custom made (more dollars than I am able to put towards it atm) or ordered online but I am too nervous to do that incase it doesnt work out...
The left corner of the room may even need to be custom made into a corner rod thingo because there is no room for the rods to go in individually..
And the sheer material I found that I liked was $25 per metre which is more than I expected..
SO I am going to focus on painting the room as the first step, when Michelle is feeling more up to it hopefully her mood board will give me some ideas of which way to go..
I bought a white throw from target for $11.88 the other day, looked really weird and stark... so its now in my room..
Will post pics of the sheer material soon and maybe if u guys know elsewhere i could look to buy it?
Re: Hey Guys! My old living room thread needs new help!!!389
Jun 24, 2012 4:28 pm
lol, don't be sad. You will get it all together, you have really nice things allready, just need to work out what else you need. Looking forward to seeing your materials, my guy had some gorgeous sheer materials, he did my friends house, I picked the color it was a mocha color and he did the whole house for $800.00, but that was on rods and she didn't want them to open. The colors were beautiful he had in his collection.
Re: Hey Guys! My old living room thread needs new help!!!390
Jun 25, 2012 8:56 pm
Take your time with your selections, you could end up with a lot of unwanted items otherwise.
Have asked you in the moodboard thread if your still doing greys?
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Re: Recreating my Living room *Paint is becoming very Painfu391
Jul 03, 2012 11:43 pm
I'm moving all my problems back in here where they belong!!
My current situation is this; I have huge amount of sample pots of colours that are close but no banana
Two pots I picked up today and put on my board are these below
Dulux Subdue 1/2 Strength
Dulux Bleaches 1/2 Strength
And annoyingly this is what I got (Subdue to the left and Bleaches to the right, Taubmans Silkworm in the middle which is what I was basing my Dulux choices off)
So back I go tomorrow to ask them to give me the right samples
Re: Recreating my Living room *Paint is becoming very Painfu392
Jul 04, 2012 8:28 pm
You need to go to a Dulux centre to make sure the colours are mixed right.
How did you go today?
By the way, the 2 colours you have chosen are too similar, you need to have a contrast colour.
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Re: Recreating my Living room *Paint is becoming very Painfu393
Jul 04, 2012 9:14 pm
I have some positive news to report today!!!
So I went back today and showed the guy at the paint shop my sample pieces of pasterboard, he was very helpful and showed me how it actually is the right colour but depending on how much light was on it to how it looked.. I could kind of see what he was saying so I didn't bother arguing.. anyway he gave me another shot of colour in each so I could see how it looked in full strength.. for FREE
I had actually told him not to bother with the Dulux Bleaches as I didn't think I liked it, but he said "may as well just incase" so I got home and painted them on - HUGE difference!!! And funnily enough Bleaches looked really good. But so did Subdue..
Subdue on Left and Bleaches on right
Michelle, I dont have a Dulux Centre close by so I went back to the Paintex shop.
Not sure exactly what you mean but the reason the colours I have chosen are so similar is because I have not decided what colour I will be using for all 3 walls yet.
When I have decided that I will then chose a different colour feature wall to suit the chosen wall colours..
I'm still really unsure what colour to use, the Bleaches is a really nice, safe colour, the Subdue is really nice and obviously has alot of warmth in it, but I worry that in some lights it has alot of red showing up and I am not sure if that will be a problem or not.. So i painted a big bit in it..
So yeah that is where I am at, would love opinions on the two colours, I have considered maybe going and getting two or three more sample pots if I really need too..
Re: Recreating my Living room *Paint is becoming very Painfu394
Jul 05, 2012 3:03 am
Our house is painted Bleaches Half so will show you some pics taken in different lights to give you an idea how it looks in a bigger sample.
Thinking of painting this niche in Bleaches 200%
Re: Recreating my Living room *Paint is becoming very Painfu395
Jul 05, 2012 1:33 pm
Thanks for that Grumblebum! It does look good!! Would you say when its on the walls it has alot of warmth in it? From my plasterboards I can see it has some, but because it is right next to Subdue which is REALLY warm, I get so confused... I may have to paint a bigger bit of plasterboard with it..
So how Im thinking now is Subdue has so much red in it I just dont think I could do it.. and I really do like Bleaches, but I'm not sure if that is a little too safe for the look I want to acheive..
I am thinking of getting 3 more sample pots;
Dulux - Taupe White
Dulux - Vanilla Quake
Taubmans - Silkworm
Re: Recreating my Living room *Paint is becoming very Painfu397
Jul 05, 2012 4:21 pm
It is a beautiful colour, but it has alot of red/pink in it - more than the pictures show..
Re: Recreating my Living room *Paint is becoming very Painfu398
Jul 05, 2012 4:34 pm
Re: Recreating my Living room *Paint is becoming very Painfu400
Jul 05, 2012 5:01 pm
That colour sounds familiar.. I'm sure noticed it in the Atlas Have you used it before?
Do you have a pic you could share?
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