Burgundy and other wine “flavored“ colors are coming back as palette-able (haha) color options for contemporary spaces, particularly living rooms. Burgundy had its heyday in the 1990s but has disappeared for awhile. Its rich depth works well on larger living room pieces or even walls because it‘s somewhat neutral but with a hint of something more.
Dress up a typically soft pastel, like lavender, with plenty of bling in the living room for an edgy and glamorous aesthetic. Think of reflective and metallic as neutrals, and use them with aplomb. And keep other colors somewhat muted for a more monochromatic feel, with lavender coming forth as the star of the palette.
I think everyone should have a storage bench. Not only does it make clean up time a cinch when you have kids, it will give your living room a pretty coffee table or extra seating, depending on where it’s placed.