Good Questions: How Can I Make This Room Inspiring?

Good Questions: How Can I Make This Room Inspiring?

Maxwell Ryan
Aug 5, 2008

Dear AT,

I have been struggling to improve my apartment and thanks to the inspirational photos at AT, so far I succeeded in bringing in much warmth and coziness.

My living-room however remains to be a very dull and un-inspiring place, which does not look "lived-in" and is missing the charm.

I am on the budget, so there is not much I can do with changing the furniture.

I thought of repainting the white wall behind the couch chocolate brown, but I am reluctant to do so, since it will clash with the black couch.

And these IKEA Billy bookcases .... they remind me of a college apartment more than anything else...

(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first.
Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to:
Link To All Good Questions

Is there anything I can do in the small space that I have that will be simple yet chic?

Thanks! Dasha

Created with Sketch.