• Flank the TV with bookcases for display and storage.
• Paint walls Rice Paddy, trim and bookcases Classic Light Buff. Both by Sherwin-Williams.
• Add depth and texture by installing wallpaper on the back wall of the bookcases.
• Hang woven shades on the windows. Try to find a shade color that matches the wallpaper.
• Create a conversation area next to the bookshelves and windows.
• Fashion a place to read and relax with two armless love seats and a table in the corner.
• Bring in a natural element with a driftwood coffee table.
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Becky Williams recently bought her first place in Cleveland Park. She's ready to start buying furniture but would like advice on how to make the best use of her 12-by-21-foot living room.
Designer Lena Kroupnik suggests dividing the room into two areas to maximize the space. Then, add warmth and personality using color, texture and personal accessories.
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