Gotta keep the wood
My house has nicely done wood panelling (picture frame) which my husband loves and does not want me to paint. Thinks it would be criminal to destroy it. It is pretty wood, but the living room, with 4 wood walls, a black grand piano, dark red couches, is (would you believe) dark and depressing. Right now it has dark carpet and we are planning to replace the floors, but I am stumped. We have two young 60 pound dogs who would scratch wood floors, so hubby wants laminate, I too want a hard floor, but lean towards a lighter carpet, or even tile to brighten things up a bit. I know decorators would tell me to paint the panelling, but I want to stay married. LOL
We recently tiled the kitchen with large travertine look tiles which lightened things up a lot. I am afraid that tile in the living would look cold and commercial, but so practical with the canines. I can find NO articles on decorating with panelling, they all just tell you how to paint it. What would you do?