The Most Jaw-Dropping Living Room Makeovers You've Ever Seen
As a prime space for relaxing and entertaining, your living room should accurately convey your home’s style and personality. Drab colors, dated furniture, and bland accessories can stand in the way of a stylish and functional space. To inspire you to reconsider your own home’s living room, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite before-and-after transformations that prove what a difference a few tweaks and upgrades can make.
Keep scrolling to see the impressive transformations and click on each “after” image to see more of the stunning space.
A stuffy, formal space is transformed into a colorful, family-friendly area in this home, designed by Amber Lewis. A symmetrical furniture arrangement aligned with the fireplace gives the room some eye-pleasing balance.
In Washington D.C., a drab, non-descript space became a functional living room perfect for entertaining. The addition of built-in shelves creates architectural interest, while drastically increasing storage space.
A small apartment in Manhattan is totally modernized thanks to adding eclectic furnishings and revealing the home’s original brick walls. The texture of the painted brick gives the space character, while a smartly placed mirror visually increases the home’s size.
Opening up a wall and creating an open-concept living room and kitchen make this home feel vastly larger than before. A textured ceiling and feature wall behind the fireplace give the room dimension despite the mainly white color palette.
A dated apartment received a majorly mod makeover thanks to new furniture, lighting, and window treatments. The fresh gray paint color creates a serene space, and the brightly color chairs, drapes, and artwork inject personality and flair into the room.
Neutral, simple furniture helps this sunken living room feel classic and timeless. Modern lounge chairs were replaced with a traditional English saddle-arm sofa to give the design longevity. Art arranged in an eclectic gallery-wall setting add color and interest to the room, and can be easily rearranged if the homeowners tires of the look.
A new furniture plan and stylish Chesterfield sofa transform a bland living space in New York City. A smart mix of patterns and textures give the room personality, while brass accent lighting and furniture feel current and on-trend.
This seaside living room received a stylish and sophisticated upgrade courtesy of design firm West Haddon Hall. New accents and accessories, as well as additional storage space for kid’s toys allow this space to feel fresh and modern.
Designer Nicole Gibbons gave her own New York living room an upgrade thanks to a mix of modern art and colorful accents. Reupholstering pieces, swapping out art and accessories, and adding new lighting freshen up the traditional scape.
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