Since I still don't like the living room, and don't want to spend any money on it, I rearranged it. Again.
Last we saw it, it was a box with too many straight lines and furniture that didn't quite fit or line up along pleasant sight lines. And the paintings were meh.
It is still a box with terrible sight lines, but I moved the tan sofa back into the reading nook off the kitchen, and brought the Beast and the red chair into the living room.
It feels more open and less boxy.
I also improved the paintings--I layered one of the white ones with about four more layers of paint. I swapped out the other white one for the blue one that we made for Mother's Day a few years ago.
I like the paintings together. I want to get rid of everything else in the room and start over. (Perspectacles, perspectacles, perspectacles....)