Need help with ideas for the huge family room. I'm not sure if the walls we just painted are too dark with the rug and whether I should repaint (my husband will kill me) or can do anything else to lighten up the room (perhaps with window treatment, pillows, wall decor, etc.). We need a coffee table and not sure what other furniture. Also, I don't know what to do with the fireplace. Not sure if you can see from the picture, but the hearth has different color bricks than the fireplace. Do we get a better mantel. We are also constricted by the baseboard heat so built-ins are out!
Any thoughts would be appreciated. I attached two pre-painting photos and one with the new couch. We took off those elbow lights on the beams, installed recessed lights and painted the beams white.