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Put the TV up next to the fireplace.
Skooch the dark brown couch back where the dining table is.
Set the dining area where the t.v. currently is.
The curtains look fine to me, unless you really want a change.
another thing- would it be best to get two different sets of curtains in the same color/pattern OR should I do one color for the main window wall and then something slightly different but that matches on the other smaller windown where the table is?
thank you sooo much mama's!!!! :
Put the TV in the corner where the tan couch is right now where the plant is (is it artificial or real?). Toss the brown loveseat and find two smaller "side chairs" like this one or this one. Chairs are easy enough to find used and in good condition. Shop thrift stores, yard sales, and so on for older "retro" looking chairs. Put the tan couch where the brown one is (or did you say it won't fit?) with the chairs in front of the window and an accent table in between them. If the couch won't fit, reverse where I said to put the couch and chairs, with the chairs facing the fireplace and the couch in front of the window.
Since you can't paint, get or make a large piece of artwork (family photograph, painting, quilt?) to hang over the fire place (the mirror you have over the couch would work for now, but keep in mind it will reflect any clutter in the room). Consider installing a shelf above the actual fireplace to serve as a mantel, but resist the urge to put a lot of stuff on it if you do that. Work toward making the fireplace wall the focal point of the room. If you are willing to paint a little bit, I'd choose a three or four different shades of one color and paint random squares in the fireplace wall to add interest and depth to it. Use the wood panels to display artwork or family pictures
. Whichever you choose, aim for continuity in color (in the actual picture, the mat and the frame) and size (I'm just guessing on size, but I think 3-4 11X14s hung in a line vertically would be nice).
Get a rectangular table for your dining area and put it into the corner. Then you'll have space for three to eat at the table and when you need more space, you can pull it out from the wall and have more seating space.
You said the fireplace wall is sage green? I can't really tell from the pictures, but I'll take your word for it . I'd go with greens and browns in the space then. That goes with the tan of your sofa as well. Replace the curtains with khaki, off-white, or light sage green. Try to get curtains that are thicker than what you have or are designed to be sheers. Hang them higher so that they totally cover the window molding, and get rod pockets instead of tab-tops because they will make a much cleaner look. The curtain hardware you have looks like it can stay...it's a night light color.
Baby crying, so that's it for now.