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Decorating Advice for 18' ceiling in Family Room

shar5's picture

A decorator gave me the suggestion of installing a brick veneer on the fireplace and installing built ins beside.  Unfortunately, I have received 2 quotes from contractors at 10K for this projects.  I love this room but I can't spend that kind of money.

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aleenajoe's picture

You could still do a bank of bookcases but you could just get some Ikea ones . Then get some abstraction and attach to the seams area two bookcases accommodated and acrylic or stain in the aforementioned colour.

paulajackson's picture

You can put wall stickers or wall decals in that plain area. Go in for removable ones so that you can change it in future if you feel like changing. You can check out for beautiful stickers.

Jay Mari's picture
Jay Mari

Try to re arrange the furnitures that you have in the family room and make some changes to some on it to save money and time.

olivia1992's picture

Hi! I'm not sure if you have already solved your problem but what if you put some artwork or a wall of picture frames/photos? I love filling my house with art (i love photography myself). There's a company called Eye Buy Art where you can get affordable art easily. Just a thought. Good luck!The site I went to was: 

shar5's picture

I will try to put another picture up but in the meantime to the right of the picture are windows.

shar5's picture

Family Room: Empty space on wall with corner fireplaceFamily Room: Empty space on wall with corner fireplace

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