I would love any help on my living room and dining room. I am in a decorating rut. My living room feels very bland and dated with a beige rug, couch and walls. I especially have trouble with furniture placement and what to put on the walls. I am drawn to pictures that I would describe as light/airy, classic and modern - neutral but with pops of color......but I obvioulsy have trouble executing that. We're not tied to anything in here except the club chairs. I know this looks very one dimensional and I would love to add texture and interest but I am stuck. I am attaching the dining room pics too since you can see the LR from it and I would love to make some updates in there too and hope to have it flow and look cohesive. ANY advice/suggestions will be much appreciated. Thank you in advance!
(I also realize how bad my accessorizing of the mantle looks in this pic!)