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Living and Dining Room Design Help

Sharon Arnott's picture
Sharon Arnott

I would like a suggestion for a new colour for the living room.I would also like to define the dining area with either a different paint colour or perhaps wallpaper. I would love to have orange as an accent colour in both rooms, I was thinking of some cushions or perhaps painting a feature wall in the dining room. Our floors are wood throughout and the stain colour is called cinnamon.We are also looking for a new coffee table, any suggestions on style or colour?    Living RoomLiving Roomdining areadining areaKitchen-Across from living roomKitchen-Across from living room

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dytecture's picture

 Looks like your main color scheme is greyish with red accents, so I would suggest painting your walls a medium grey and if you want to define your dining more you could paint a focal wall a red color to match your accessories.  As far as coffee table perhaps something lighter with more glass with black metal support.ImageImageImageImage

LoftyAmbitions's picture

It looks like you favour dark wood or black (except for the table by the window) How about something like thisWingnut Coffee Table: 57"l x 37"w x 15.5"hWingnut Coffee Table: 57"l x 37"w x 15.5"h            The black base grounds the piece and matches the trim in the carpet, but the glass will help the space feel a bit more open (it look a bit narrow and could feel cramped with too much dark heavy furniture). We have it a Lofty Ambitions ( readers save 10% with coupon code 10H&HFALL11 (valid online and in store) 

Sharon Arnott's picture
Sharon Arnott

Correct, I have not decided yet, that is why I'm reaching out. I was hoping this forum would give me some great ideas to go with and then I can actually finish my room. However, I have to agree with dustbunny, this doesn't seem to be working. I appreciate the response, but I'll move forward on my own.

Sharon Arnott's picture
Sharon Arnott

Thank you for your suggestion however, I did submit this question some months ago. 

Sharon Arnott's picture
Sharon Arnott

The colour is mostly blue but there is some green in it. I didn't really want either of those colours, but something more neutral. 

gmcauley's picture

Hello Sharon,

This would be a great question for our Ask A Designer column. Contact Cameron MacNeil via our Ask A Designer page:

Good luck with the living/dining room!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

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