It's all around difficult.
For one: it serves as our front living room and our playroom. It's the first room people see when they come in our house.
two: the design is hard because it has a fire place, large window and the staircase. So only one main wall.
three: we aren't at a place where we can purchase new furniture, so we are dealing with what we have.
four: I'm not a huge fan of the window treatments or color, but because we are renting, those stay.
My first question: I have contemplated painting the black book shelves white. What do you think? Keep them black or paint them white? If I paint the black shelves, should I also paint the accent table that is now brown.
Second question: Do you like that huge picture on the wall? That belongs to the owners of the house. We have tried taking it down, but feel it fills up that large wall nicely. Not sure though.
Third question: Should I buy more storage bins for the bookshelves? Should they all be the same color?
Fourth question: Obviously I have the brown/cream theme going, but how can I bring more of the colors out in that picture without cluttering the room?
As you can tell, I'm just unsure of what I should do.I need some help! I would love to hear your thoughts, but completely understand if you don't have time to comment. Please do though if you have any great ideas! I need help! :) I'm open to any ideas! Of course, besides buying a new set of furniture. I want to make what we have work.
Thanks for your input!!
And just for kicks, I had to include this cute photo. My mom just gave us an old cassette player with a ton of stories on tape. So here is Avery listening to a story. Although she looks super cute with those huge headphones, she prefers to listen without them.