My living room design started with the curtains. I spotted them at a thrift store, and instantly fell in love with the bold, floral pattern (and the $20 price tag). Yellow is, admittedly, an odd color choice for living room curtains. But since there's no overhead light in the room, I wanted a splash of sunny color to wake up the space. To keep the yellow from feeling childish, I painted the walls a neutral color, Olympic Oyster Shell. I chose to leave the bay window walls off-white, so the little nook would feel distinct in such a large room.
My living room, annotated. (Click on the images to make them large.)