If your budget can handle replacing the carpet in the living/dining areas I would do that. Again, select a neutral color and type of carpet that has general overall appeal.
The front door of a home presents the very first image of the residence, so if yours is worn and tired it might be a good decision to replace it now, before you decide to sell your home.
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Those who lived through the 70's, know about Avocado and Pink Bathrooms, Orange and purple sofas, and giant brass mobiles and clocks on the wall.
Particularly, if you are going to live there for a while; to enjoy the fruits of your labor, do it.
I understand that WHITE is the IN color for porcelain.
Good luck and may God bless