I Don’t Have the Decorating Gene

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, We 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, My 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, I 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,
Here is a shot with just the floral bough I made…

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

burgandy gold living room, I Don’t Have the Decorating Gene,
 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,

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