Don't be afraid of color - but light it correctly
A very vanilla room with 80's blue carpet, we transformed into a cozy nest. Replaced the omni directional bulbs with tighter spots & directed them to the walls. Added lamps with darker shades, to keep down glare. Floor is stock from Home Depot, but we cut off the corners of the vinyl tile, on the bias, and then added small white diamonds we cut from basic white tiles. Bordered the whole room with black tiles. We also took the couch & coffee table into the center of the room (not in pic) so the furniture wouldn't all be "under house arrest" (against the wall). Ideas to make a larger, sterile room inviting and warm. Just add the right music/movie & why go anywhere else for the evening?