Friday, 4 January 2013

I suck at decorating.

Yup, I do. It's an area that I wish God had blessed me in, but I just wasn't made that way. But I know I have many friends who are very creative and can see things that I couldn't. So I need some help.

Our town home is open concept, so everything on the main floor is open. Our dining area looks great, kitchen is decent and we recently decorated one wall of our family room. The problem spot is the other side of the family room,where both the piano and TV are located. We need to do something with this space because it's really starting to bother me.

I'll post a picture and let you talented designers give me some suggestions. It needs to be something that isn't going to cost tons of money either, because we just don't have it. Do we get a cheap piece of art (and I'm talking Walmart/ikea here people), get some kind of wall decal, or just decorate the piano top? Help please!


  1. I kind of suck at decorating too. Is there any way to move the piano where the TV is and then create a focal point with a picture, the clock, and maybe a vase or something on the piano? That way the TV has less focus on it? And I love wall decals if they say something good.

  2. It's hard to give advice without seeing the rest of the room. I normally feel uncomfortable "bragging" but I feel like decorating is something I'm really good at. I truly love my home and I get complimented on it often. 75% is from craigslist, so I'm a bargain hunter!

    I think The TV should never be a rooms focal point. Don't hang anything around a TV because it will just look too busy and compete for attention. Also, keep your art to scale with it's surroundings. For example, the clock is really small considering the wall space around it.

    I cannot recommend the book "The Perfectly Imperfect Home" enough! It's great to teach simple rules and give ideas. Please check it out!