Here is my living room now.
Below is how it started.
then to this
Even after lightning the walls it just seemed to dark ... it didn't feel like me.
I knew I need to bring in a touch of today in with my love of vintage. I wanted a fresher look. So here is what I did. down with the lace curtains. I think seeing the wood behind them just made them look dirty. I hung simple panels w darker braid accents. I replaced the lamps but ...I'm still looking for just the right ones. I switched out my grandmothers picture with a large gold mirror. Grandmas lovely ornate picture will find a home in another room.
I had the chair recovered with a lovely toile fabric.
I also updated the rug. I am currently looking for a unique coffee table ... one that won't take up as much space. I'm sure you can tell this is a very small room approx 11.5' x 14'. I want to replace the side tables with a miss matched set , I also considered painting them with chalk paint. (any suggestions on color?)
I love the ethereal look and feel of the room now. It is so much more me now.