But here's the before, before we took ownership:
That bright red wall. I thought I loved it at first. But when a friend saw it and the green carpet together, she said "It's just like Christmas!" And then I came to my senses. So I painted the big red wall. I eventually painted the wall of built ins you can barely see on the right. And I painted the shutters on the windows. That's pretty much it.
Here's how the room looks now:
The living room is better than it was, and that's a good thing.
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