Do you have a long wall in your living room with no windows on it? The first idea you probably have on a wall like this is to push a couch up against it and hang a large print above it. Today I'm going to give you some ideas in case you are in the mood to mix it up a bit.
This is my friend Khristy's beautiful living room. She and her husband decided to get rid of the T.V.! Isn't that great? After they removed it she was left with a bare spot on her wall. She called me over today and it was such a ball. So, what to do with that big wall?
My advice is break the wall up into 2 sections. What I mean by that is put something tall midway-ish on the wall. A ficus tree, angled chair, bookshelf, etc.
AFTER:We angled the rug in the room then placed the furniture on an angle. Khristy had 3 pictures so instead of hanging them far apart we grouped them together to make a bigger impact. We brought in the tall bookshelf to create some filler space on the wall. We brought her cute lamps that were in her bedroom and gave them a new home in the Living Room.
We were digging furniture out of the garage, laundry room, anywhere we could find something new and interesting.
I had a ball moving stuff around. Us girls have to stay together. The menfolk want us to draw diagrams on paper so they only have to move the furniture once. Yeah right. I have to move it around 9 times, sit and take it all in, then move 7 more things around till it feels just right. When it's time to rehang the pictures the menfolk want us to get out the laser level, drill, hammer, plumb line, wall sinkers, tape measure. Us womenfolk don't have time for all that. Give me a hammer, a nail (any size will do) and let me eyeball it.
(ok it's me again...i just started my blog browsing and nester posted a fantastic post about your family room. oh how we love her! she has some amazing ideas so have fun checking them out! i feel so honored, she said pull the couch away from the wall too. see, i wasn't just making stuff up :) haha)