Anyway, redoing the living room was quite easy and affordable. We just slapped on a new coat of paint, did a bit of cleaning and rearranging, and bought a small piece of furniture here and there and boom, it looks so much better. I thought I'd share the results here because it came out nice and lovely and I just wanted to show it off a bit.
Behr's 'China Cup' which is a warm-toned white. We used it in one wall of our kitchen and had some leftover so we just went with it.
After the paint dried, we started rearranging the furniture a little. The only major change we made was to move the piano into the little nook by the stairs. I think it's a much better use of space.
We also got a new light fixture that hangs from the ceiling to replace a floor lamp. I think it looks clean and sleek.