Four wall-mounted drying racks in a mudroom create an instant indoor drying room; recreate the look with four wall-mounted racks from Ikea. For something similar, consider Ikea's wall-mounted Grundtal Drying Rack;
I think a cool, dark accent color behind the fireplace would bring a lot to the living room. The dark accent wall, fireplace and custom wood floors add warmth to this open, modern living room. Big windows flood the space with tons of natural light.