• Use a shelving unit to store books and display keepsakes and family photos.
• Neutral furniture, like the sofa, shelving and desk, tone down the existing wall color.
• Bring in accent colors with accessories such as lamps, pillows and a throw.
• A natural element like these twig end tables, will bring the outdoors inside.
• A larger area rug will ground the room and provide warmth underfoot.
• Add an element of surprise with a fun lamp.
• Curtain panels and woven shades bring warmth, pattern, texture and privacy to the room.
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The Hochuli family of Derwood recently turned their screened-in porch into a finished sunroom. Now they'd like to add personality to the 14-by-15-foot space. They want to keep the existing armchair and paint color.
Using window treatments, a larger area rug and a few new furniture pieces, designer Marika Meyer creates a warm space for the family of five.