This is how the sellers left the family room in the house we recently bought. In considering the house, I was unconcerned thinking it would be easy to fix up, but this room is kind of stumping me.
A dark red fireplace, sage walls, crazy curtains (that match, in an odd way). You can't see it well in this photo (though I can provide one later), but the hearth is tiled with in grays and slate blues. There was wood-paneling over the fireplace and they painted over that.
Any recommendations for modernizing this with minimal cost? (In other words, we can't replace the fireplace.) What color schemes might work, given the size of the brick area if we were to repaint? Our sofa and chair (which we're likely to replace in the next couple years anyway) are earth tones, tan and dark green.