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14 Living-Room and Dining-Room Makeovers

See how Real Simple readers’ rooms went from drab to fab.

Living room makeover
Mark Lund
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To enliven and focus the space, a classic sofa, club chair, and slipper chair form a sociable triangle, and hexagonal trunks are combined to form a coffee table. A neutral rug helps unify the room, while newly painted walls feel more natural and bright. Curtain rods that extend beyond the window frames allow in more light and draw the eye outward.

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