We really didn't do much with it until June, when we painted:
Then not much again until the fall, when we did some rearranging to accommodate some new chairs, and then we kept going from there. Here are some pictures of the new "stuff" and how the living room looks now:
The carpet is from West Elm and is called the Tangle Rug, in the cream colour.
*Also notice the HBC fleece point blanket my mom got to go with our room
So that's our living room to date! At some point we will stain the TV hutch to match the other furniture pieces - it's a bit beat up and needs it badly. We are also going to get a new couch, and some new lighting. No rush at this point - I'm pretty happy with the way the room turned out!