Good Questions: Ideas for My Living Room?

I am trying to make my apartment more comfy but at the same time I want the wow factor. But I just don't know where to start. We mainly use our living room for laptop use, watching tv, entertaining and playing video games. I know I have to repaint the walls (I have to paint them the same color according to management) Also I want to get a different media table but it has to have glass doors because my dog likes to pick out DVD's to chew on. My living room is about 200 square feet. Also what do I do about my dog cage? I cant rid of it yet. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can make it fit in? I just need a lot of help! Thanks for your ideas! Tahani

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