Decorating & Furniture/decorating walls


Hi Rachel,

Recently, we remodeled our living room, and a small back room.  We tore down the wall between the two rooms and opened it up.  The room now is a long and narrow room - about 12 x 27 (not including the open dining room behind it).  

Anyway - I have a 20+ft. section of wall that is really intimidating me - and I have no clue what to do with it.  It is the main focal point when you walk in the room.

We painted the walls a beige color - our couch and loveseat are a dark sage green.

We have 6 kids and 5 grandkids - and I would like our house to be really warm and inviting when you walk in.  

Could you give me any suggestions on what to do with that big wall?  
(In the past I have tended to decorate toward the country look - I had a large quilt on the wall and had Amish things....I am ready to do away with that look - but still want things to look inviting.)

Thank you so much for amy help you can send me way.  

Dear Mari,
  Here is a link to large tapestries that can work with alot of different decors and makes a room feel homey and beautiful.

Here are some other ideas.
*Paint mural

*Wall Fountain

*Shoji Screen

*Some sort of lighting technique similar to this one

*Large Old Atlas or map

*Stained glass window or old painted door.

*Old Movie posters

*Architectural soffit

Hope this helps you and thank you for your patience.

Rachel Mallon

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