Calling all bloggers: Help me decorate my living room

I've confessed this several times before and I'll confess it again: I'm a habitual re-decorator. Hi, my name is Rachel and I have a decorating addiction.

Whew! There-got that off my chest.

I'll make this brief. I am at the point of disgust with my living room and desperate for a change.  Desperate, I say. And this is where I need any and all advice you have to give.

Here is the current state of my living room. Madison and Hudson are really big into posing for the camera, as you can see.

For the most part, the bones are in place. The sofa, coffee table, chair , lamps, art...they all have to stay. The side tables are eventually going to live in my brother and sister in law's house (hope you still want these Kristen) since they just don't work in this space.

So here's the breakdown of what needs to be done:
-Fill in the spaces on each side of the sofa where the tables currently are situated.
-Add in a few pieces on the walls to help balance it out.
-re-style the sofa table behind the sofa. Those empty frames aren't cutting it and could be used elsewhere in the room somehow.

Sounds like its not that tall of an order, but believe me when I tell you that it is. I've tossed and turned on what to do here and honestly can't decide for the life of me.

A few ideas I've had:
-Bookshelves on the right side of the sofa (the left end of this picture) styled with books (obviously), trinkets, plants and art.
-a mini console or buffet table on the left side of the sofa (the middle/right side of this picture)-not sure if I want an antique wood piece or metal base with white stone or glass top.
-Make things less symmetric (perhaps I don't need a matching set of teal lamps, one might be just what I need)

What I like about this room:
-the location of the sofa, coffee table and chair
-the white drapes (really want more white up in here)

-a brighter feel (translation more white/cream/etc-there's too much dark wood going on in here)
-a put together/collected look
-more on the walls (a gallery wall isn't an option since I already have one across from this wall)-perhaps some sconces?

And here is the ultimate challenge:
This has to be done on a VERY strict budget. Like under $150. I know-the worst.

Here's where YOU come in:
Lay your suggestions on me. Whatever you have, I need it!

In case you're curious what my ideal style is, you can see it here with photos from Danielle's Chicago apartment tour on The Everygirl.    

And for any of you readers that never's where I would LOVE to hear from you.  I can't wait to hear what you think I should do!!

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