Here is my living room before. The paint color is Baguette by Sherwin Williams. I loved this color, and used it in several rooms in our home. Most of the room was brown with red accents. I loved warm and cozy at the time!
Here is the after. I first lightened up the wall color. I went a few shades lighter on the same Sherwin Williams paint strip. This is Whole Wheat. I also added cream curtains in place of the deep red ones. I swapped out a few accent tables and end tables. Adding the light yellow table and the glass table helped soften the room. Both tables were flea market finds. I then added blue accents with a pop of orange!
I used cream, gold, and blue pillows in place of the red and brown ones.
I added the white weathered table and white accents by the front window. Spray painting the two chairs a creamy white and swapping out the fabric gave the chairs a more casual look.
My taste is changing from warmer tones to cooler ones. I did not think that would ever happen because I really loved warm and cozy. I still feel cozy in this room, but the brighter lighter colors make me sooooo happy! :)