how to add seating to a long, narrow living room, while sticking to a budget
The foot living room of her Annapolis home, accommodating visits from her four adult children and their other important children.
She wanted to maintain a casual atmosphere and needed help with furniture on the sidewalk from the kitchen to the bedroom, which split the narrow living room in two.
She has a tight budget and wants to keep the space open and natural.
Designer Carol Sheridan suggested staging the renovations with a smaller budget.
She suggested buying well.
When furniture is sold, they are made into pieces, and accessories purchase is postponed as needed to focus on furniture as it is easier to find accessories than to narrow down to a perfect carpet or seat for a challenging layout
She also simplified the color scheme and created three separate but related areas in the room.
Continue to place hardwood floors in the back alcove where the budget allows to create a more uniform look.
Add a table and bar stool to the niche and a console that can be used as a bar for entertainment.
Two comfortable fireside chairs and a soft faux sheepskin rug encourage people to linger in conversation.
Install a large TV on the fireplace and place it on an adjustable arm so it can be viewed from different parts of the room.
A pair of small and matched segments provide more seats without making the space crowded.
Choose durable area rugs for the center of the space to meet the walking traffic. This indoor-
The outdoor option is soft, but can be cleaned with a hose if needed.
Use a more neutral paint color, such as a soft gray with a blue base color.
Try Sherwin Williams\'s Krypton on the wall around the fireplace and French doors and Quicksilver on the other wall.
Sheridan, there is room for expectation ,(301-972-
9442, contemplatedspaces. com)
Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland.
Splurge: Chandelier of old-fashioned brass hemisphere Crystal hole (
At the far end of the room; $399, arhaus. com), left.
Save: dark black/Hemma chandelier ($29. 99, ikea. com).
Splurge: Wall Mirror of Kasbah teardrops brass (
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Gold inch Deluxe hexagon mirror ($139. 99, target. com).
Furniture: Lidia 82-inch two-
Fragment recliner with storage ottoman of the Gypsy Navy ($1,390 each)and Yu Shan c-table ($94)
All from macys. com; geo-
Zebra crossing wood inlaid side table ($198)
And molova Ottoman in A/S ($298)
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Harrisford velvet armchair in Rose ($714. 99 targets eachcom); live-
Corby console edge Wood ($399. 99, world marketcom);
Bar table ($173. 99)
And Arlon adjustable-
Rotating bar stool with cream ($159. 99 each)
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Accessories: Wesley Landis 8-by-10-
Carpet (outdoor area)
$299 Grant Roadcom); Barbagallo 18-by-18-
Indoor/outdoor pillow in pink (inches)$39. 99), Demina 18-
1-inch indoor/outdoor pillow ($45. 99)and Topper 18-
Navy blue inches throw pillows ($38. 99)
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Safavieh faux sheepskin 4-by-6-foot area rug ($167. 70, rugstudio. com); Lapa 50-inch four-
Ceiling fan with glossy white blades ($348, build. com);
Nickel () Weston window glass floor lamp$59. 99)
Antique blue vertical rib ceramic table lamp ($64. 99)
From target. com;
30-\"Pier Beach Path\"by-22-
Frame art print ($144. 45)
, \"The Last Light\" 30-by-47-
One-inch canvas art ($108. 49)
And \"boats and docks of oil painting terminals\" 30-by-40-
Inch print on natural pine ($127. 49)
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