This is now our updated living room. We bought couches for the first time, and have comfortable places for people to sit now! L picked the purple color for the accent wall, after mulling over the possibilities of orange, red, and green. It goes nicely with our muted purple chair, and the "granite" color of the couches.
We wanted an area that would be a good location to read, play games, watch movies, or just hang out. I feel that we've succeeded :)