A Bold, Bright Living Room

A neutral space is infused with bold color and uncommon details to become an exotic living room.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionAdding accessories and details that reflect Demamiel's personality completes the transformation that is both elegant and comfortable.
The Solution
Rearranging the furniture defines areas within the living room that is open and adjacent to the dining room. A separate seating area for entertaining and an office space now share the room without competing for prominence. The painted vertical stripes focus the eye on furniture pieces and accessories instead of that long, expansive wall. Moody lighting and bold colors bring in an exotic feeling to the room.

The Cost

Lamps – $121

  • mosaic torchiere, 0889480087659, $26.94 – Wal-Mart

Entry dividers – $180

Accessories – $128

  • rug, $43 – Ross
  • mirror (used) $3 – Salvation Army
  • vases, dish, planter, candlestick, $5-12 each – Ross

Window treatments – $186
  • curtains, 400000370767, Helena Moss, $7.99 – Ross
  • fabric for cushions, 7978513 OLV JACQ STR/ 7992662 Sol Red Sari, $7.99-6.99/yd – JoAnn Stores
  • ribbon on curtain and valance – Zip-up Zipper

TV cabinet – $25
  • TV cabinet (used), $25 – The Outlet

Paint – $75
  • stain, ZAR 99418121 Dck/Siding 812 Drk Base Gal, $26.99/gallon – Anawalt Lumber
  • paint, Behr, Belgian Sweet 700D-6, Brown Thrush 210F-7, $19.99/gallon – The Home Depot

Door – $75
  • door (used) $75 – Salvation Army

Desk – $45
  • desk (used) $45 – Salvation Army

Frames – $21
  • frames, gold, 2for1 sale @ $9.99 – Aaron Brothers

Chairs – $10
  • chairs (used), $10 – Craigslist.org

Light fixture – $60
  • lighting: Birdcage Hex Dark 1A, 000000370703, $35.99 – Cost Plus World Market
  • paper for light fixture, Unryu paper kozo/chri wht, 112341130, 25x57 inches, $2.60 – Art Store

Interior window – $70

Total – $996

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