If you ask me, the best way to work any room is start off with the walls and floor; treat that as your canvas. Neutral tones for the walls are popular due to its versatility. It allows for easy future remodels, as well as, playing with bold furniture pieces. Pictured below, is a modern vintage themed living room with earth tones. I added a tiny pop of color (pincushion flowers) and rich textures (sheepskin rug and pillow) to create depth and dimension.
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