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14 Living-Room and Dining-Room Makeovers

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

Yellow room with kid on a couch
Annie Schlecter

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A coat of yellow paint provides an instant boost, and the sofa problem is solved with a machine-washable twill slipcover in crisp white (easier to clean than a colored fabric, which will fade with bleaching). The window gains visual balance and softness with the addition of wooden blinds in light beech, and the packed shelves are concealed by linen-covered stretched canvases that also function as inexpensive “art.”

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