I think I've decided that my living room isn't going to get any color. I like its monocromatic calmness for everyday. And it will be a great canvas for entertaining where I can add various decorations to go with whatever we're celebrating. So the colors will stay as they are - gold, silver, beige, cream and blacks.
I stumbled upon these little patterned ottomans from Target. Only $50 and so fun! Im thinking a pair of these would make a nice infusion of pattern into the room (they are cream and black, not white and black as the photo may make it appear) and they serve as extra seats when we have extra people over for holidays.
I could put the pair against the wall under the television without blocking the flow of traffic in the room.
The pattern is quite similar to what I have in music room bookshelves
and the tufted chairs in the dining room
What do you think?