We just did our living room a couple of years ago and I love it. Maybe I can figure out how to post pics later. Anyway it is very warm, Maple hardwood floors, large floor to ceiling wrap around fireplace and has 2 steps down into it. The futniture is overstuffed tapestry. Lots of green plants, large windows. I got the perfect drapes from JC Penneys, they are the best for window coverings and they are very flowing and soft. Lots of antiques to fill up the spaces and of course our dogs "toy box" in the corner.
I love the color of green, very soothing and it flows great with the Taupe in the dining room.
What kind of style are you looking at? The product that you were looking at Lowes is very easy to install, I work in the flooring industry just remember, and it is VERY important that you need to roll it with at least a 100lb roller after installing or you will have a problem with "curling" trust me on this, that is what we here the most and when we ask if they rolled it they look at us like we are crazy so no warranty no luck.
Take time to laugh, it's the music of the soul