When we replaced the green carpet with tile in the family room and dining area, we also replaced the carpet in the living room. It may seem strange to use two types of flooring, but that is how the house was originally done, and we wanted to keep the house as close to original as possible. It probably makes more sense when you're in the house than looking at photos. The family room, which is tiled, is open to the dining area and kitchen. The three areas have the same tile, and the rest of the house is carpeted, with the exception of the foyer. There was a trend in modern homes in the '50s to tile the family room or children's play area in vinyl tile.
Here's the living room with the new neutral colored carpet. Now that the bright green carpet is gone, we can put some color on the walls. It will probably take me a long time to decide on the wall color. I don't know if we are going to keep the rattan furniture in this room, or if we are going to get new furniture. We'll just have to wait and see.