The cons: the green walls, the carpet, and the shape. We're planning to paint the walls to start, but since it's a rental we'll have to work with the carpeting. The pros: the exposed brick, the 3 huge windows, the chair railing, and the built-in bench below one of the windows. We are working on a budget, and for right now our only plan is to paint the room a lighter, less bold color and to remove the existing curtains to expose the beauty of the windows. Any ideas on how to get the most out of our space and make this a room we love? Sent by Emma & Mike Editor: Leave your suggestions for Emma & Mike in the comments — thanks! • Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first).