Natural wood. Natural wood, whether in a mirror frame, rustic tabletop or chair, helps lighten up dark walls while also emphasizing their richness. You can’t go wrong with a driftwood or barn wood mirror, a farmhouse table or bentwood chairs.
Desk, shelves, task lamp and chair: West Elm. Rug: Pottery Barn. Roman shade: Etsy. Linen drapes and hardware: Pottery Barn. Sheers: West Elm. Paint: Silver Satin, Benjamin Moore. Budget: $4,500 for furnishings in the guest room and office nook.