I’m always up the for the challenge of working with what you have. For Katherine, it’s a living room with blue carpeting that she’s not able to replace for several more years. That’s why I chose her room for my “give & take” series. I wanted to show her (and you) that fresh accessories—and a little paint—can change the entire feel of a room, even if you keep all of the same furniture—and carpeting you might not totally love.
>Lack of color.
>Rooms feels too dark.
>Unsure of what to put on walls.
So, the biggest concern is the floor and how the color kind of dictates the rest of the room. Since she already has the colorful, floral curtains, I would suggest layering the carpet with a large stripe rug (which could also be used if she eventually installs hardwoods). I have the same one that I suggest below and it’s a good light weight for layering. I would also move the bookcases to the adjacent wall to balance things out a bit, and add artwork to the TV wall to make it more of a focal point. Other thoughts for more color and light:
1. Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House (photo source), 2. source unknown, 3. Pottery Barn
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