WHAT WE DID:
Painted the walls: BM* Wish (my new favorite color!);
Painted trim white;
Replaced blind with single white sheer curtain. Not pictured, but very pretty;
Staged empty dark entryway to look and feel like useable space with a small desk, chair and accessories.
Comment below for more information on how we did it, how much it cost or how I can help you do something similar!