You have a lovely home. I love the classic brick fireplace and the built-in bookcases!
My professional recommendations for the top 3 changes:
1. Paint the paneling. Yes, I would paint it in a heart beat. It will shave off decades from this room. (take a look at Benjamin Moore's Hilton Head Cream 1107)
2. The picture above the sofa is hung too high. Simply lower it by about 5 inches.
3. The Bookcase are a great feature but I would thin out the number of books and add more decorative objects. Be sure the decorative objects are in a light color so you can see them (glass objects will disappear)
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