I did very minor changes in our family room and I am very happy with it and am keeping it this way now. Thank you so much to everyone who gave suggestions. I had ideas but I just wanted to pick your brains and I am so glad I did. Vel, your suggestion of adding the other panel above the TV could have worked too but it was easier to take down the existing one above the painting so that won. I think it looks cleaner and less cluttered now. I also replaced one pillow with a lumbar one. Actually it was on the love seat across. I just swapped the pillows. I like this pillow here because it blends with the pottery color that in the painting and it breaks the monotony of the shape of the other pillows.
Not a big change, but somehow it makes me breath better. Below is a before picture. I had a carved wooden panel above the oil painting.
Now, here is how the room looks now.
The vignette on the coffee table
When spring comes, I will take out the rust colored pillows and replace them with something more springy in color.
I love the crackle candle holder. My friend, Doris, gifted it to me in past years. Thanks, Doris!
I think the wall looks more refreshed now.
Don't you think so?
Sue of I Need Mom suggested I use the panel on a table and I have just the right place for it, on the ottoman, which really works cause now whatever I put there has a harder surface to lay on. Thanks, Sue!
And it blends so well with the handcarved wood screen room divider, which incidentally, hides John's treadmill.
I took a close up of my faux alli set of 3 trunks, which are holding my Christmas Lenox Winter Greetings dinnerware set.
I think I bought them from One Kings Lane at a very reasonable price a year or 2 ago.
I hope you like the minor changes as much as I do. I am always happy after I finish projects satisfyingly. Thanks for stopping by.
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