How to Bring Color & Warmth to Room?

How to Bring Color & Warmth to Room?

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Janel Laban
Feb 19, 2010

Q: Just finished furnishing my first place, a condo with an open floor plan. I pieced together a lot of modern furniture pieces via craigslist at great prices, but it so happens that all the pieces I picked up were modern black leather and chrome pieces (which does actually reflect my style, leather jackets, silver jewelry). That said, I want to bring some color and warmth into my living room.

I have ordered a few throw pillows and I'm working on art (the art that is up is a temporary piece). What would you suggest to bring more color/warmth into the space? What colors and what walls would you suggest painting? The TV and speakers (they're actually about as tall as the TV with the tweeters) play a dominating role - is there anything I can do with the blank space above the TV without making it look too cluttered? Any suggestions are welcome, including getting rid of pieces... except the speakers!

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