I was finally able to afford a rug for our living room, and when I put it in all my colors seemed MUCH colder and more subdued than I wanted. I LOVE the designs on Home By Novogratz and some of the work that Emily Henderson (Secrets of a Stylist) does. So in short, I want my house to be fun, colorful, and a little quirky/weird. So far this room is far from it. I need to keep the couch and wall color but could afford different curtains and pillows and am open to over dyeing the rug and/or painting the media bookcase. I haven't done much with art or styling since I'm not sure what my base colors should be. Any suggestions for color palette and changes? I am all about bright, happy, surfer colors.