So a friend of mine is going to rent a house to us that’s been in his family (his wife actually grew up in it) since 1952. The house was built in 1951, has somewhat dark wood floors throughout, and the rooms are a bit smallish, but luckily no popcorn ceilings! All of the ceilings are I guess you would call knock-down finish, and painted white. The house is only 1150 sq ft, but…
The family room is roughly about the same size as the room my system is in now, except it’s a perfect rectangle, 8’ or 9’ flat ceiling, and is not an open floor plan. I only briefly walked through the house and I can’t be too sure, but I would say that this particular room is maybe 10’ wide and 20’ long. It has a door in the right rear corner, a door in the front left corner, and a typical “door width” opening into the kitchen in that same front left corner, but on the side wall if that makes sense.
But before I get ahead of myself with how I’m going to position the system, speakers and subs, I need to talk about colors. My friend is giving us free rein on color choices on the walls throughout the house, and since this room is “my” room (as well as the one-car garage), I want to choose a couple of nice, classy colors for in this room, with one wall being an accent wall.
Keeping in mind that the wood floors are a somewhat dark-ish natural wood color, the rooms are somewhat small, and keeping with modern times, I want/need colors that will make the room look as large as possible yet still inviting and relaxing.
What I’m thinking is something like a dark gray accent wall behind the speakers where the TV will be mounted, then a light gray on the remaining walls with white trim. There’s no crown molding in the house, but I might see if he’ll let us add some. Just a simple design. Any will help I think.
Maybe some other color than just a dark gray accent wall. Maybe one of those dark-ish blue/grays or something.
Please let me know what you guys/gals think, what choices you’ve gone with in your own listening rooms, what other suggestions you might have. Please post up pics of your rooms as it’s always easier to visualize the colors with actual pictures.
We have to make up our minds in the next week or two since I’ll be buying the paint and we will all be helping with the painting with him and his wife.
We are so excited to finally be moving into a house. This apartment living for the past 10 years is for the birds. Now we’ll have our own place, no annoying noisy neighbors stomping up and down stairs, slamming doors and blasting crap music on crap stereos at all hours of the day and night, no more fighting for a parking spot, no more fear of coming out in the mornings to find our cars dinged or scratched.
At the house, we’ll have nice friendly neighbors, a lot of whom I already know, a decent size front and rear yard with a large open school field behind the house, so no nosy neighbors behind us. We can’t wait!!!
Oh, and did I mention it has a GARAGE?!
Anyway, many thanks in advance for all of your awesome help and suggestions! We look forward to hearing from you!