So DH pulled up the nasty carpet and installed Black River hickory. The pic I attached is from the manufacturers site, but it really is a tad darker than what is shown. I also included old pics of our living room just for reference. You can see our TV is mounted above the mantle and to the right of the couch is a 5 window bay. Next to that is the slider that goes out to our deck.
Oh and FYI, the walls, mantle, built ins, door frames, crown molding and floor board are all BM cedar key and the wall behind the openings of the built ins is BM french press.
For now we have a very neutral rug that's beige and ivory. It's such a POS and hasn't held up at all but it serves the purpose for now. Also as you can see we have a chocolate brown couch. It has 2 cushions and an attached chaise. I'm not opposed to replacing it but it's only 2 yrs old and wasn't cheap, so I don't know if DH will allow me to :/ I also have a wall of photo frames in matte black on 1 back part of the room with an espresso brown sofa table against that part of the wall.
Ok so I don't know what colors to bring in the room and even what to hang on the other wall (the one next to the slider that's bare right now). I would LOVE to add in some yellow, grey and blue/grey stuff but don't know if it would work with all the brown in here. Suggestions???