This is one end of the living room before we painted. This would have been Christmas last year (our first Christmas in Seattle) I had hung some drapes from IKEA just to bring in some color. I can't believe you can buy drapes like these for $14.00 a window. These were a real life saver for those first 6 months or so while I looked for paint colors. Although we have downsized quite a bit, most of our furniture fits nicely in this house. We are especially happy with our "larger" livingroom, as compared to the small livingrooms found in most older homes here.