How do you know if your vision will work before you start? pics
I hate my DR the way it is. I don't know if it is the furniture, the wallpaper, the rug, or the paintings on the wall. Well, I know I hate the wallpaper the PO put in there and this room is next up on DH's list.
This is pretty much what it looks like now.
I have actually redone this wall twice, but it is no better now. I think it is the large pictures, or the frames, I don't know. It just doesn't work.
I have been schlepping this DR set around for a long time and I do like it (just not the chairs so much) so I would like to keep it if I can.
This is shot of the DR set in my last house. I had a much easier time decorating that house. This house gives me problems. I think I am just drawn to a formal style of decorating and this house, and life with a toddler, just doesn't lend itself to that. I would like a more casual feel to this house.
I am thinking I would like to lighten things up in the DR. I bought these curtains on ebay which DH and I really like.
I have been thinking of switching the rug out for this one:
I would also like to change things up on the walls.
I am going to paint the walls the same Benjamin Moore blue color that is in the rest of the downstairs.
I have so many pictures from my last house that are not hung up in this one. I would rather look at them then have them up in the attic.
I also happen to love salon style and have many inspiration pics saved. I am just having trouble making it work.
I know the pictures that are in the DR are not working now, so I am thinking of hanging the black and whites that I have. I am not sure how to lay them out or if they will work with the rest of these changes.
I am thinking the large ones will work over the two buffets and maybe all the smaller ones on the large wall. I know salon style didnt work with the paintings, but I am thinking that it might with the smaller black and white etchings.
Here are some of the pictures in my last house of the small pictures for the salon wall:
I also have some that have colored matts with Black frames:
I can't seem to find any pictures of the larger black and white etchings I have. If it will help I will take pics of them.
Will the black and whites work with the furniture, new drapes, wall color and rug?
How do you know if something will work before you start?
Should I take down all the paintings and put up the black and whites to see how they will work before I paint the walls? that is what I am thinking should be the next step before DH takes down the wallpaper.
He won't be happy trying it, so I don't want to do it unless I have a pretty good idea it will work.
I could just hang the pictures in the walls that are in there the normal way too, but I kind of feel like that is giving up.