So up the ladder I went & started painting the wall to match the rest of the family room (and kitchen for that matter). After one coat of paint on the first side I stopped. Partly because the wall needed to dry before I could lean the ladder against it to apply the second coat, but also because I sort of miss the brown. Dare I say that, but without the depth and contrast of the darker color the room actually feels smaller and very bland. (Yes that is House Hunters on the TV.)
1. Swap out the current rug with the one in the nursery.Perhaps this addition of color with break up the monochromatic scheme of the floor & walls.
|Nursery Rug: A soft blue gray|
|Family room rug: Taupe & Ivory|
2. Whitewash the fireplace.I love the warmth and character of the fireplaces in the photos below. (Totally off topic, but isn't that master dreamy!)
And just for fun, I played around in PicMonkey quickly to get a sense of how it would look.
Once the baby wakes up, I'm off to snatch the rug out from under him…quite literally. I'll be back with an update tomorrow and in the meantime feel free to let me know your thoughts. Would you ditch the brown walls? What about whitewashing the fireplace?