I have completely transformed the room. It is nothing like it was before just by painting!
If you have looked at any previous blogs of mine you can see that I started by painting the fireplace...after that I kept on going...I was unstoppable. Manic little me!
Instead of getting new sofas I got slipcovers, I spent real money on the blinds for the skylights -(a great investment) the carpet (which was gross and worn out) and the biggest splurge was the shutters. I called Budget Blinds and they came to my house with samples, measured for me and are due to install them as soon as the order comes in. (9 weeks) so hopefully by mid August I can show off my new windows.
Here are before and after pictures