In order to improve my level of realism I tried to remake this photo: http://www.houzz.com/photos/9002045/Private-Residence-rustic-living-room-richmond
So far I got this result:
All is created by myself. But i recreated the rug from a andrew prize tutorial. I got to change the color though, it’s always a time-taking event on my laptop to check the color of a particle system (due long render times).
For the realism of the wood on the “curtains” I added an on z-axis lengthened noise texture which gives that dark areas.
Further critiques or comments appreciated!