3 Life-Changing Room Makeovers
Moved by reader stories of cluttered spaces causing family fights, Real Simple extends the olive branch—tackling an overrun basement, an overstuffed closet, and a chaotic teen’s room. And proving once and for all that in the right surroundings, everyone really can get along. By Nicole Sforza
Rescue overstuffed drawers from chaos—and your dresser top from its destiny as a drop spot for junk. Clutter coach Chip Cordelli makes an open-and-shut case for how to do it.
The Palutis Family Basement: After
Thanks to a dedicated play area, Olivia can read on the beanbag while Jake tackles puzzles at the kid-size table. A handy
wall-mount bookshelf holds reading material; the kids’ masterpieces are framed and displayed.
To buy: Grass Green Anywhere beanbag, $99, potterybarnkids.com. Aloha table, $299 for table and four chairs (not shown), littlenest.com. Little Jake chairs, $49 each, roomandboard.com. Record frames, $20 each, umbra.com. Honey Bin There Done That book bin, $69, landofnod.com.