Cement floors, white brick, old windows, Clumsy mirrors behind lounge. I kind of like the idea of putting throws into a basket beside the lounge like that! Your house would have to be pretty neat so to avoid it looking like a laundry basket.
Add a strip of trim a bit above already existing baseboards, paint between, and you get faux thick baseboards! Other good ideas here as well. 31 Easy DIY Upgrades That Will Make Your Home Look More Expensive