Monday, April 07, 2008

Living/Dining Room Dilemma

I think I'm pretty settled on the kitchen (I'm going with the purple) and my office. And I even picked out a great color for Rob's room. But I'm really stuck on the living/dining room area. Both rooms sort of make up one large room.

Here's the deal.


I went over some swatches and fabrics with Rob yesterday. He picked one out that I really like (upper left), but I'm afraid it isn't going to look right at all. Rob thinks a neutral wall will be best, but our couch and chair are neutral, so they almost match, which I don't like at all. Then again, they won't be sitting up against the wall, so maybe that won't matter as much. And then there's our floor. I feel like it's too orangey for that color scheme. I love the way the fabric looks with the couch, and I think it'll also look great covering the seats of our dining table. And I can even get new little shades (upper right) for the cheap chandelier we bought so it coordinates better. Ack! I don't know.

The couch and floor are throwing me off. I don't want to spend all my time in a super-tan room. I feel like I need some color. This is so hard.

EDIT: Maybe this? I really like the idea of light blue walls, but for some reason Rob was against it. I may have to override him on that one.

8 comments:

Your soon-to-be neighbor said...

I love both pillow fabrics, but prefer the smaller print.... your home is going to be so cozy once you decorate and paint!! :-)

Jenn said...

All your choices look great Mel!
It will be like one big cute melissahead card ;)

Have fun with it !!

Cherrill said...

I love the first fabric - it's so bold! What if you got an area rug that picked up some of the blue/green from that? Also, some accesories (vase or a big bowl) on the coffee table in that same blue green for some repetition. And maybe a feature wall in a darker brown/taupe would help set off the couch?

Melissa said...

Ooh Cherrill, I LOVE the idea of a feature wall. I didn't even think about that!

Amy said...

I think you need to override the 'new blue walls' rule - light blue is a great colour and it can be warm or cool, depending on where your mood takes you!

Anonymous said...

If your feeling torn with the all the neutrals you can always get slip covers for your couch and chair.

Paper Propaganda said...

im going to agree with you on this one, the second one is much better!

miss.supafly said...

I love both of those fabrics! What about a chartreuse wall? I know it seems loud, but you can mute it by doing a neutral color on the other walls. I just love punches of color. Very cute, Mel!