I love putting together design boards when creating a room to help visualize the space. This is especially helpful when I'm working with a friend or trying to convince my husband to agree with my plans. :-)
This is the current one I am working on with a friend. A sophisticated, warm living space with a simple, contemporary vibe. For my personal style, I prefer a 'collected' look where everything does not necessarily match but all compliments and looks intentional. However, my friend much prefers the matching sets so in an effort to expand his comfort zone into more stylish options I suggested two different side tables but in the same finish. The coffee table is also in the same line but is a darker shade for a little variety. The round accent table between the chairs has an Oil Rubbed Bronze finish which is the same as the handles on all the tables so that ties in nicely.
The wall space above a sofa can be tricky because it is usually so large. Here we are using 6 - 20"x20" white frames that will have various prints. Grouping the frames together creates a large impact. On the wall across from these will be white bookcases which will balance nicely. We are working to get this room and the dining room finished by Thanksgiving.. wish us luck!
Blue Bench / Arm Chairs / Round Accent Table / Coffee Table / Taller End Table w/Shelves / Side Table / Lamps / Frames / Charcoal Skirted Sofa