14 Living-Room and Dining-Room Makeovers
See how Real Simple readers’ rooms went from drab to fab.
Painting the chairs and table white allows them to blend into the shelving in the background, creating a spacious feel. The combination of color-rich walls and white paint on the ceiling also makes the space look larger. A tall bookcase (with boxes and baskets arranged symmetrically on the shelves) balances the off-kilter room and creates instant storage.