Friends, I need some advice. I've been sitting in my dreary living room, realizing that everything is either brown, sage green, dull rust, or wheat colored. It's beginning to be very monochromatic and depressing. Everytime I've bought something, it's the same color again. All my furniture is some shade of brown, and the new flooring we put down last year is dark brown. (I wanted a lighter brown, but I let SR choose) Take a look in these photos. And don't be fooled by the camera flash. It made the pictures look brighter than the room actually is.
I can't paint because the room opens into the dining and kitchen. Toooo much work. I can't paint just a focal wall, because the only walls that would make an impact are the ones running into the kitchen or dining room. Besides, SR just wouldn't go for it. He is in love with the wheat walls. I need a way to infuse something more dramatic into the scene. Maybe some different pillows or curtains. I could change out the artwork, for something a bit livlier, but what color?
I can't paint any of the furniture because of the monumental task that would be, and again, SR would not go for it. He lives there too, and has a right to his opinion. What would you do ladies? What color would you introduce? I can't see the popular aqua fitting in. I could add a little black, but I don't know exactly where. I did mull over the idea of painting the tv cabinet a crisp white, but I don't think that will really solve the problem.
The only color is in my rug.
I'm usually pretty good at this sort of thing. I'm lost right now. Just don't have a clue. And not a lot of money to spend in the doing of it anyway. HELP! This is an SOS and I need all hands on deck!