Dilemma: Bland and boringSolution: Spice things up with rich details. A room without books and interesting fabrics can feel bland. If your living room is full of new furniture and accessories, it might be time to mark your calender and hit a few local flea markets and antiques fairs. Quirky objects are great conversation starters, and having interesting books and artwork around makes life more pleasurable. Wallpaper or a textured wallcovering like grass cloth can also add a sense of history and depth.A note on mirrors: I think most decorators would agree that a room is not complete without a mirror. Some mirrors are meant to be looked in, it's true, but sometimes the best place for a mirror is where it can't be seen into directly. Over the mantel or a high bookcase may not be great for checking out your outfit, but it will reflect light and views and add a wonderful sense of depth to the room. Don't always choose a rectangular mirror — circle mirrors are a classic choice, and a pair of square mirrors hung side by side is very chic.