To me, “the light streaming in through the window and splashing across the floor” was a very important part of the first image which is quite noticeable for being missing in the second one. It also flattered the texture of the throw rug that’s on the footstool. It was a plausible direction for the light from “a bright sunny afternoon” rather than dusk.
You asked for comments about the light, and in both cases I think that the lighting is very clean. It’s got some color to it, there are details in all of the shadows, and nothing is “blown out” although the top of the chair in the second image is beginning to get close. The texture of the Berber carpet is good, asis the wooden floor.
But it still would be impossible to sit on that sofa unless you were a midget!