I know a lot of y'all are in similar predicaments with rental homes that you can't make too many adjustments to or if you're a military spouse/Soldier. So here's some advice:
Set the Scene. Forget the nasty walls for a minute. Make each room speak to you...let it tell you what it wants/needs to be (not in a Long Island Medium way, but in an Elle Decor/HGTV way). This little vignette above wanted to be my little Starbucks nook. My place to relax with a coffee in the AM and watch the kiddos play while I shake myself out of slumber.
After the room speaks to you, and you speak back to it (don't let that space get too bossy!)...step back and the popcorn walls and gross carpet will fall away. And you'll be left with a great look (scene) that sets the tone for the rest of your home.
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Brooke Rahn Thomas