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Help me make my big house seem ... smaller?

Our old farmhouse was remodeled in the 50s and as a result, the living room is seriously something like 35 x 20 in some spots, while others are 'only' 15 feet wide. We moved here from a house that could fit IN our current living room. It's freaking me out. I'd really like to make the house, our living room especially, seem more cozy. What are some ideas or hacks to make this happen? I see lots of tips on how to make rooms seem bigger, but not so many to make the walls feel like they're closing in on you.
posted by checkitnice on Nov 9, 2014 - 27 answers

Furniture/Home Decor Shops in Sweden

My husband and I are traveling to Sweden soon. We both love Scandinavian design and would like to visit some furniture/home decor shops while in Sweden. What are some good, not too expensive furniture shops to visit in Stockholm and Sundsvall? We're interested in both local chains (Ikea not included) and boutique shops. Is it possible to buy furniture there and have the shop ship them to the US for you? Are the shipping costs generally reasonable? Thanks!
posted by wcmf on Sep 10, 2014 - 9 answers

Help Me Decorate - Dining Room Rug Edition

I love this rug but it's either too small or too big. Help me find something similar? [more inside]
posted by the artless dodger on Aug 10, 2014 - 1 answer

Best use / design of finished basement living space

What should we do with this newly opened up space in our finished basement? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Jun 29, 2014 - 7 answers

sick of Apartment Therapy

I like looking at Apartment Therapy for tours and DIY ideas but it's gone annoying and stale. What are some other decor blogs with fresher content? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Jun 20, 2013 - 14 answers

On the cheap and during the weekend...DIY home decor!

Aside from a few major professional-only renovations for our house, what we can do to make our home the way we would like? (Bonus points for simplicity!) [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Apr 15, 2013 - 8 answers

Paint my kitchen!

Not literally. But I'm stuck on picking a color. Special snowflake details inside. (Possible triggers for mental health issues) [more inside]
posted by 1066 on Jan 16, 2013 - 21 answers

Millwork painted upper floor(s), natural downstairs

Light color paint upstairs, natural wood downstairs in older homes and apartments. Why? [more inside]
posted by Kazimirovna on Nov 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Bright and modern.

I'm renovating my office, which is currently a monument to 80 years of bad decor. Help me modernize and brighten. Overview. Many details within. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Mar 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Double, Double, Toile and Trouble...

InteriorDesignFilter: I have three 22x28" baroque frames that I need to fill. [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Mar 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Sea of memories need creative home

After sorting through a castle of boxes, I discovered hundreds and hundreds of loose photographs. The photographs vary in size from 3 x 5 to 8 x 10 and even a few 10 x13's. I have many albums, and they are full. I have several photograph boxes, also full. I would like to display as many as I can without being obnoxious but I'm looking for fresh ideas. What are some interesting, space saving artistic ways I can use and display my sea of memories? [more inside]
posted by gypseefire on Nov 26, 2011 - 10 answers

Office Space

Best practices for moving computer and printer into living area without it looking terrible? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 27, 2011 - 19 answers

Budget for all the things

When buying your first house, how much did you budget for decor/paint/furniture/etc right up front? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Sep 27, 2011 - 24 answers

Help me jazz up some yard sale prints!

What color to paint the frames of some neat little animal prints from a yard sale? [more inside]
posted by klugarsh on Sep 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Help Me Expand My Home Organization Realization

I'm slow. It took me many years to have this revelation re: home organization: "If an object is not frequently used and is not decorative, it should be put away" (unless, of course, you have incredibly little storage space). So what's the next revelation? Or some corollaries of this one which might flesh out this basic idea?
posted by Quisp Lover on Jul 17, 2011 - 65 answers

Kitchen Clutter Control! Help me find shelves for my counter.

I want to mount narrow shelves at the back of my kitchen counters, along the top of the backsplash. I have not been able to find anything suitable to match the dark decor. I have black laminate counters with dark cherry-finish wood cabinets. All the hardware in our house is oil-rubbed bronze. See PHOTOS. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Jun 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Where to buy rugs online?

Where can I buy cool and inexpensive floor rugs/runners online? Please no IKEA or anything trying to look like IKEA-- their textiles mostly look tired to me.
posted by powerbumpkin on Jun 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Forced to redecorate the bedroom. Halp!

So. This renovation just keeps getting worse. Now the bedroom is involved. Help me brainstorm new flooring, wall color, and keep me sane. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Apr 26, 2011 - 8 answers

I need an alternatable

I need creative bedside 'table' ideas for a day bed in a corner. [more inside]
posted by bq on Mar 9, 2011 - 17 answers

Welcome to my dungeon...

Have you ever painted interior brick? Should I? [more inside]
posted by Knowyournuts on Dec 29, 2010 - 29 answers

How to decorate my space?

What are your best tricks to make a space feel put together and cozy? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Nov 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Be there AND be square.

I am looking for a small square rug to place under our breakfast table, and I need to find it fast in Austin, TX. Where in Austin should I look for such rugs? [more inside]
posted by thewildgreen on Aug 19, 2010 - 11 answers

How do you make Victorian white look less pink?

We are in the midst of a kitchen renovation project, and our cabinets arrived. We ordered victorian white, which looked off white in the showroom, but now that it's in our kitchen the cabinets have a pinkish hue. Pink was not what we were looking for. We're doing absolute black honed granite counter tops, and are trying to decide on what color to paint the room and ideas for the backsplash. Here's a link to a picture of the cabinets. The question: how can we subdue, or neutralize the pinkish hue?
posted by teddyb109 on Jul 28, 2010 - 14 answers

How can I give my London room some personality?

Where in London can I get nice, cheap things to decorate my room? [more inside]
posted by cloudbuster on Jul 14, 2010 - 17 answers

Temporary dwelling, permanent love

I am renting a room in shared house, which means that, as with many roomies/housemates, the bulk of my possessions have to live in one room. Please suggest blogs or tips for organising and making the place look nice! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Apr 20, 2010 - 11 answers

I want a sexy kitchen!

How can I best use the top of my refrigerator? What's on top of your fridge? [more inside]
posted by Bergamot on Feb 2, 2010 - 47 answers

apartment electroshock therapy on the cheap?

What can I do to make my apartment more beautiful and interesting using items purchased from an art supply store? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jan 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Best cure for a cold bed?

Best cure for a cold bed? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Dec 12, 2009 - 63 answers

Please tell me about the coziest, softest, and most comfortable things in your home.

Please tell me about the coziest, softest, and most comfortable things in your home. [more inside]
posted by lalex on Dec 3, 2009 - 65 answers

I can handle the output.

Seeking free/cheap print-quality stuff online with which to decorate our new home! [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Sep 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Nemo-cize my house!

How can I turn my house into Nemo's lair? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Jun 13, 2009 - 5 answers

A (padded) room of one's own

Help me figure out a solution for textured rental walls? [more inside]
posted by casarkos on Feb 10, 2009 - 5 answers

DIY websites for Fixing your Condo

I just bought a condo and am looking for websites that are dedicated to doing DIY things to improve your home ranging from doing cheap/green projects, cool home gadgets, to major remodeling jobs... [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Jan 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me create my Wall of Maps!

I need ideas for creating my wall of maps. [more inside]
posted by pollex on Nov 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Seattle style in an NYC Apartment?

Help my NYC apartment feel more like a Seattle home. [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Oct 10, 2008 - 5 answers

HomeDecorFilter: How can I dye some curtains to very closely match my new walls?

HomeDecorFilter: How can I dye some curtains to very closely match my new walls? [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Feb 19, 2008 - 12 answers

San Francisco home decor Question

San Francisco home decor Question. -I am looking for a unique home decor in San Francisco where I can find original window dressing (curtains). [more inside]
posted by jek on Feb 28, 2007 - 3 answers

What items should I get to fill up my living room wiht this Eastern theme?

I need help redecorating my house. I am going for the "Eastern" and contemporary look (Indian/ Middle Eastern/ Asian decor mixed with West Elm-ish contemporary style). I want to have Buddha statues, silk fabric for the window curtains, silk throw pillows, artificial plants and etc. [more inside]
posted by apple on Dec 14, 2006 - 16 answers

Green home products

I'm considering opening a retail sustainable home decor shop in Portland. What are some of your favorite green/sustainable/simple home products and where do you get them? [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Sep 19, 2006 - 5 answers

How to hang a large, unframed mirror without using glue?

I have a large mirror that my former roommates acquired via dumpster diving. It measures 48" x 36". It has 4 small holes, one drilled in each corner, 5" diagonally from the corners and 3.5" from the sides. It's unframed and quite heavy. How can I hang it without using glue or mastic? [more inside]
posted by Famous on Jan 17, 2006 - 14 answers

Where can I view a massive display of Christmas light pageantry in L.A.?

Where can I view a massive display of Christmas light pageantry in L.A.? [more inside]
posted by FearTormento on Dec 20, 2005 - 12 answers

Where to buy fake flowers?

I would like recommendations for good places to buy high quality artificial flowers. Online stores or places in NYC. Money little object as long as they look good. [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Oct 31, 2005 - 6 answers

Illuminate me

Where can I find a lamp like the ones on the West Wing sets? [more inside]
posted by shinnin on Jul 30, 2005 - 4 answers

Eggshell vs Flat Paint?

MoreAdventuresInPaintFilter Since the common wisdom is that eggshell-finish paint is perfect for walls, why is flat paint still commonly available? And If I mix equal parts flat and eggshell paint of a given color, what will I get? [mi] [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Dec 13, 2004 - 24 answers

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