Help! My New Living Room Feels "Off"

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Q: I moved into a new apartment a few months ago, but my living room still doesn't feel like home to me — probably because it doesn't really feel like "me" yet. I think the warm taupe paint color has thrown me off (I'm used to bolder colors), as has the full-length sliding glass door. 

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The view is nothing special, so I rarely have the blinds open, so it feels like wasted space. I don't like how the TV dominates the room, or how all the furniture is sort of pushed against the wall. I also wish I had a clever way to hide the tangle of cords and routers in the corner:

Do you have any suggestions for how I could infuse a little more of my personality and bring this room together? Where could I hang some more art, or add shelving? (Above/next to the TV?) Should I add an accent wall? Move things around?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Sent by Kerry

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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