12 Inspiring Living Room Makeovers (Before and After)

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Here’s the thing about living rooms – you want them to be lived in! After all, this is the place where you and yours are going to be spending a lot of time. That said, there’s such a thing as a living room that’s been too lived in; say, a living room that hasn’t been updated or remodeled in over a decade! Odds are that you’re probably sitting in such a living room right now, looking at all the tired furniture and décor, wishing it could all be different.

Well, here’s the thing. Updating a tired living room isn’t all that complicated. Maybe it’s time to buy some no furniture pieces? Maybe it’s time to get rid of that awful wall color and replace it with something bright and new? Maybe you just need a new layout. Whatever the case may be, a living room makeover can be one of the most rewarding makeovers you can give your home! That’s because it’s a makeover that you can sit and enjoy every day when you get home from work.

To show you what’s possible and also to give you the inspiration you need, we’ve collected these 12 awesome living room makeover before and after photos. So, take a look, and then maybe get up off the couch and head to the local hardware store! It’s time for a change, don’t you think?

1. Sooty

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From the soot stains above the fireplace to the awful wood planks on the walls, this living room is simply ghastly.

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For the makeover, the homeowner highlighted the windows, expanding them to eight-feet tall. The result is an open and airy living room.

2. Going Up!

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This living room, though not bad, is exceptionally cluttered. Also, the vertical space is completely blank.

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To fix this, the homeowner rearranged the furniture and flanked the fireplace with two bookshelves, adding a sense of height in the process.

3. Not Bad… But…

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So, here’s the thing about this example. The right furniture pieces are present; they’re just not used to their fullest potential.

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By brightening up the space and also rearranging the furniture, a brighter more airy living room is created… And all on no budget (other than time spent) whatsoever.

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