So I took it off the wall. Pretty radical after five years. Then I got a mirror from somewhere else that seemed to be a little more casual and put it up in its place. I think the room works a lot better now:
On the front veranda is a setting which I recently had re-covered and I like the sand coloured upholstery. I threw some cushions on it a few months ago because I had them lying around, and there they've stayed. But I've always thought the autumnal tones didn't look quite right. They weren't totally wrong, but something about them niggled:
So I put these blue-toned ones there instead, and I think they fit the over all aesthetic of the house much better, and make me want to sit there:
Now to tackle a few other problem areas that don't quite work . . . I think I'll be posting on this quite regularly in future.