[I inadvertently posted this before finishing the topic and I cannot figure out how to cancel the post or modify the topic]
We just bought a house whose former owners left in not quite peak condition. So, I will be painting a bunch of rooms before we move in. My wife asked me what color we should paint the walls in our "media" room. We haven't yet decided which room to make our media room --
a "family" room extended from the kitchen with a fireplace and windows on the south wall but no objectionable sunlight since there's a screened porch outside one window and shrubbery outside the other. The TV would have to be on the west side of the room. The floor of the family room part is carpeted. The kitchen floor is wood. The wall behind the TV is a blah gray which does not inspire either my wife or me.
The following pictures were taken when we were looking at the house before making an offer.
the former living room with window on the north wall opening on the (short) front porch. The east side of the room is all wall and would accommodate our TV (60" plasma), front speakers, equipment cabinet and probably some other stuff. The opposite wall would accommodate a couch or chairs but the stairs to the second floor are behind it and are visible for about 7 or 8 feet so there is limited room for stuff that sticks up high. The south wall of the room has the entrance to the dining room with two wall area of approximately 33" on either side and an entrance to the dining room of 6 or 7 feet. The north wall has windows facing the front of the house but would accommodate something that is two to three feet high. On the west wall beside the stairs is an opening to the entrance hall and the front door. The floor is wood. The walls are green
The family room is bigger but we were considering making it into a library since it would more easily accommodate our massive book collection (and it's convenient to the living room so I could keep several shelves of DVDs and Blu-Rays along with my various movie books).
So the questions are: what color should the wall behind the TV be AND which room should I choose?
Edited by sidburyjr, October 07 2013 - 10:13 AM.