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I have nearly finished decorating my living&study room. As I am not a person who is professionally involved in decoration, I have tried hard to achive what I have now. Therefore, my imagination is like came to a deadend now, and I can't think of what I can do for my empty walls. For me, they really seem so empty, and I have no idea, so recommendations appreciated.







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Nice space!
I was thinking why not one of those animal hides from Ikea on the wall above the sofa?
Since the rug and desk area show lots of squares (small shapes together) and large square/rectangular spaces taken up by the window shade and screen... you might not want another large rectangular shape on the wall... so the organic shape of the hide might do... (with browns perhaps?) especially since you have that organic hide textural quality on the rug on the floor.

I would then introduce deep brown such as a whiskey color or cognac in order to bring the warmth of the floor up.

GREAT job putting your place together! Are you a graphic arts student or work with graphics? You have an eye for patterns.

And WELCOME to the boards! It is always nice to see new people post here AND posting photos!

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FUN SPACE! Love the rug and the black and white with brown!

A metal wall sculpture would be great - retro or new. Take your time searching and buy what you like.

Really love how clean the lines are and am quite envious of that white couch!
 
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Art should speak to you. Do balance the white screen with a large scale piece. Enlarged photography or a large contemporary paint are options. An inspirational source tho the one Piece of art that I was going to suggest because of it's abstract composition and pop of red appears to be sold. In any event, don't rush into adorning that wall just to fill the void. BTW, Great choice on the sofa and rug.

http://www.bing.com/images/sea...rary+art&FORM=IGRE#a
 
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Originally posted by Mary Ruth:
Nice space!
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Thank You Smile

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Originally posted by Mary Ruth:
I was thinking why not one of those animal hides from Ikea on the wall above the sofa?
Since the rug and desk area show lots of squares (small shapes together) and large square/rectangular spaces taken up by the window shade and screen... you might not want another large rectangular shape on the wall... so the organic shape of the hide might do... (with browns perhaps?) especially since you have that organic hide textural quality on the rug on the floor.

I would then introduce deep brown such as a whiskey color or cognac in order to bring the warmth of the floor up.
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Well, I can't go with animal hide because it will make me feel sorry everytime that I look on the wall.
On the other hand, it really makes sense to hang something that has predominantly brownish colors and not rectangular. Therefore, the warm feeling on the floor may continue and something non-rectangular can stand out well.



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Originally posted by Mary Ruth:
GREAT job putting your place together! Are you a graphic arts student or work with graphics? You have an eye for patterns.
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Well, I am an electrical engineer, but I generally involve in user interface design projects of industrial control softwares.

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Originally posted by Mary Ruth:
And WELCOME to the boards! It is always nice to see new people post here AND posting photos!
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I will try stick here, also try to help others as much as I can.



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FUN SPACE! Love the rug and the black and white with brown!

Thank You!

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A metal wall sculpture would be great - retro or new. Take your time searching and buy what you like.

It's a good idea, so now I feel like I should get a metal sculpture with brownish color and a non-rectangular shape.

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Really love how clean the lines are and am quite envious of that white couch!

It was from this producer, but they haven't been publishing mine from the beginning of this week. I think they have made strange decision of stopping the production of those seats.



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Art should speak to you. Do balance the white screen with a large scale piece. Enlarged photography or a large contemporary paint are options. An inspirational source tho the one Piece of art that I was going to suggest because of it's abstract composition and pop of red appears to be sold. In any event, don't rush into adorning that wall just to fill the void. BTW, Great choice on the sofa and rug.


This idea can be an alternative for metal sculpture. Now, what I am going to do is searching for both sculpture and artwork or photography, and buy the one which looks better and has a good price.

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I'm afraid I don't have any ideas, but I wanted to say that you have a very nice room and have some real talent in putting it altogether. The rug looks great in that space!

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When seeing your first pic I immediately saw two great black and white photographs in that space, but I would do original ones, not from say AC moore or Michaels or such.

Two questions. What is the long vertical thing to the right in pic over the sofa? What is the screen for?
 
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When seeing your first pic I immediately saw two great black and white photographs in that space, but I would do original ones, not from say AC moore or Michaels or such.

Two questions. What is the long vertical thing to the right in pic over the sofa? What is the screen for?


Photograph is also a good idea. What about sepia photographs instead of black and white?

And for your two questions; the long vertical thing is for reducing the disgusting look of power cables coming from the projector on the ceiling. The screen is for the image from the projector, so it's for watching movies or TV or using the game console.
 
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Don't be so hard on yourself, you did a nice job!

Have you thought about adding a wall decal above the sofa? Check these out here: http://www.allposters.com, http://www.wallsneedlove.com, and http://www.wallpops.com.

http://www.redoyourroomonline....d-stick-wall-decals/
 
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You can go for wall mirror. It will not only look great but also utilize the empty wall space.
Check this out:

http://shop.killeenfurniture.c...droom.aspx?linkid=32
 
Posts: 93 | Location: Killeen, Texas | Registered: Jul 23, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks everyone for the support.

I have combined your recommendations like,
+brownish color
+predominantly non-rectangular shaped
+include the shine of metal
+don't be quick, take your time!
+look for wall decals

I found a great thing by combining these ideas.

I've come up with the solution of applying a huge cityscape decal of the place that I'm living in.

and I've found this!


and the color that I've chosen;


finally, the result on my once empty wall;

Updated photo from my room Smile

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