Purchased this summer, Liz and Hector's house has great bones, a wonderful color palette and new furnishings. The problem is putting their stamp on the spaces.
The other issue they have is their large picture window spanning one wall of the entire room. In order to make the space inviting, I suggested window treatments in a red silk which will soften the hard ines of the walls, add color and make the space cozy and inviting. Window treatments can be expensive; a real concern for the recently married couple.
So, let's get started:
Rather than toss the gift tables because they are not quite to their taste, I suggested they get a makeover. Paint the tables to match the inspirational piece, or just a nice black - A spray can will do it! Add 4 window hardware finials to the bottom of the legs of the cocktail table to give it some height, and if they can find it -A thift store glass table topper to make it bigger. For the side table, paint and new hardware.
Purchase another side table to be placed on the other side of the sofa. (http://www.homedecorators.com/)
Two Lamps for the Side Tables inspired by the entry table lamp, but making sure the height is in scale to the couch, and the base width too. Most people have a tendency to buy the wrong height lighting! Look for lamps in the 25" and up range.
Purchase a nice large piece of art for over the sofa (http://www.art.com/,) keeping in mind we've got a BIG window and a long couch. If you can't find one big piece, a series or 2 or 3 will make up the space.