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14 Living-Room and Dining-Room Makeovers

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

Living room with gray modern sofas and big purple divan
 Douglas Friedman
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The room is flipped, logically placing the dining area closer to the kitchen. Sofas are moved next to the window to overlook the scenery, and a purple divan adds warmth. The coffee table now sits in front of the sofas, while the ottoman is made more useful tucked into a corner as a side table topped with plants.

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