Paint, paint, paint! We painted over the gold-green walls with a soothing blue-gray.
I moved the large sofa out! Since it's small room and we don't use it a whole lot I didn't think we needed a huge sofa in there. Instead I kept the green chair and found the white Country Living chair at Savers ($15 people.....in good condition!) It can be done! The bench (also a score from Savers) can be pulled in for more seating if needed.