Here are some soon after pics taken of the new hardwood floors we had put in the new house. The "before" was an old grey carpet. I hate having carpet in high traffic areas especially with little ones.
I love the new floors. We also painted the boys' playroom blue and lime green (although the lime green turned out more yellow than we had liked).
The BEFORE carpet: Grey with a pink border.
The formal living room (with shoji looking type screens that
the previous owner made...I like them/ am keeping them).