We bought our home about 3 years ago, and the reason I fell in love with it is because of the 13 plus foot ceilings in the “great room.” Our previous home had low ceilings in comparison, and I was always afraid my husband would walk into a ceiling fan and chop his head off. Well, not really, but you know what I mean. At 6 foot 3 inches, he isn’t a small guy, and I love that he can now stretch freely. However, I am at a loss at to how to fill up the space on the walls. I know they look a little bare, but I don’t want to overdo them, so that’s where I’m at.

burgandy gold living room, I Don’t Have the Decorating Gene, Joyful HomemakingWe just put this mirror up to reflect the windows on the wall across from it, and yes it isn’t centered with the futon, but it is centered on the wall.     I move furniture around constantly, so it’s hard to keep up with figuring out the proper position for wall hangings. Obviously the mirror needed some accessorizing, so I bought a couple of canvases for either side, but I would still have an empty space on top of the mirror that looked bare.
burgandy gold living room, I Don’t Have the Decorating Gene, Joyful HomemakingMy mom had made me this bough years ago, and I really liked it so I attempted to make one myself.
burgandy gold living room, I Don’t Have the Decorating Gene, Joyful HomemakingI picked up some flowers and floral wire, and set to work. Needless to say, I will not be putting any florists out of work anytime soon. My sister completely got the creative gene.
burgandy gold living room, I Don’t Have the Decorating Gene, Joyful Homemaking
Here is a shot with just the floral bough I made…

burgandy gold living room, I Don’t Have the Decorating Gene, Joyful Homemaking Here is the whole grouping…

burgandy gold living room, I Don’t Have the Decorating Gene, Joyful Homemaking
 What do you think? Is it too much, too little, too busy?
In case you need inspiration for decorating a living room, from a better person than me, here are a few helpful links. Pardon me while I go study them…
ehow home
Emily A. Clark – I love her idea of painting the walls two different colors on top and bottom!
Hope you find something inspiring!
burgandy gold living room, I Don’t Have the Decorating Gene, Joyful Homemaking

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  1. Hi, Wanda from No Place Like Home. Your wall looks great. Not everyone has the cutting edge creative gene but everyone can have a home that reflects who they are. The greatest compliment I get when someone comes into my home is Wow,”This looks like you”. I think it is a great idea to ask for input from all the talented genetically predisposed creatives. :0) Something may just ring true form their ideas. You have a beautiful home.
    God Bless, Wanda

  2. The colors are very pretty and match your room perfectly. It’s also a nice focal point.

    Dee

  3. I had to come over and see what you did after reading that title! I often think my decorating isn’t up to snuff either – all my creativity goes into my ‘junk’ ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ve got a good start here, but if this were my wall, I’d put something a little bigger into the mix, or add more to it. But then again, I did just admit my decorating isn’t up to the designer standards… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Keep playing with it until YOU’RE happy with it ๐Ÿ™‚ -Jill

  4. I didn’t get that gene either… But i can say i have got TONS of ideas from pinterest and I am getting better at it….

  5. I really like it. I think it looks great. But I will be honest, I got missed when they were handing out those genes as well.:) Glad I’m not alone.
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

  6. Hi Margo, what a great way to dress up a mirror and a wall! Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com. Feel free to share other projects if you’d like. Happy new year! My

  7. Margo, you dressed up your mirror and wall nicely. As time goes on you will find your decorative niche. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’m changed my home around until it finally clicked. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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