Thinking of painting the our paneling in the living room, and adding wood floors like this. This has a very nice look.
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Serene! It is a beautiful idea to use matching, painted, antique bookcases in lieu of built-in shelves.
I like the basket next idea for next to the rocking chair. Maybe it could be where the cat and dog toys could live. A cover would make it a great hidden storage and it would be in easier reach for us to play with them. If it was strong enough we could sit on it and it would double as a place to put on your shoes when going out the door.
Tied Together Open floor plans present a decorating challenge: balancing the need to unite spaces while giving each zone a distinct vibe. Try tying spaces together with a soft accent color. Here, a soft blue from the living room's ottoman and throw pillows flows perfectly onto the stools lining the kitchen's breakfast bar.