Good Questions: Warming Up This Living Room?

ATDC reader Nana would like to update her living room to better showcase her existing pieces:

"Hi! I am in desperate need of some help with my living room. I want to bring more personality and warmth to the room. I am attached to my couch so I want to keep it, but I need something to make the room more inviting. I started by getting a new coffee table and adding an area rug, but I'm not sure where to go from here. I was thinking maybe some art or pictures on the wall, replacing my one large chair with two smaller chairs and perhaps some soft overhead lighting. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks, Nana"

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Nana,
We think you are definitely on the right track. A larger, more colorful area rug would anchor this space and add necessary warmth and personality. It looks in the picture like the existing chair might be hitting up against a breakfast bar or counter; if so we would try to replace it with smaller scale seating. Though the coffee table is new, the white looks rather jarring in the current room; do you have other white furniture that helps anchor that piece?

Readers, how would you add warmth and personality to this room?

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