The dining room staging had similar issues.
In the Office the dark carpet and loud artwork was all that you could see. Random floating furniture and a side-view of the TV wasn't helping anything.
On the other hand, we defined the space clearly.
There are, on the other hand, my personal photos vs. the the photos I used for my MLS listing. Which bring me to my number 1 tip for getting good MLS photographs:
This is the shot that my photographer got: