We're moving house, just across the pasture to a bigger house on the ranch. Our new front room is entirely panelled with ugly 70s imitation wood with a shiny finish and no grain. We still want it to look like a ranch house, but not like John Denver's vacation home. Is there anything I can do to improve it, as it looks very dark. We have dark brown leather furniture and there's only one window in there. The walls are adobe underneath, but I don't know what condition they are in as the house was built in the early 1900s. It would probably be a bad idea to remove the panelling. My husband was thinking it might be cool to panel it with barnwood over the top, then realised finding that much barnwood that all matched would be pretty much impossible as most buildings are rock out here.