There can be little doubt that the living room is one of the most – if not the most – important spaces in your home. It’s a place where you gather with family and friends, and it’s a place where you shed off the stress of every working day. That’s why it’s so important that you have a living room that looks the part. It needs to be a space that’s at once comfortable and pleasing to the eye.
Of course, this is much easier said than done. Just ask any interior designer! However, if you know what goes into making a beautiful living room – and what makes a living room much less than it can be – then you’ve already fought half the battle. That’s why we’ve collected these 14 pictures. In them, you’re going to see seven living rooms before and after stunning renovations. In the end, you’re going to see what’s possible, and maybe find the spark you need to give your own home’s living room the facelift it needs.
1. BEFORE: The Bare Essentials
All the essentials one needs in the modern living room are here; it’s just that they’re not very much to look at, and thus this space is totally uninviting.
2. AFTER: The Bold Colors
An incredible infusion of color in this space creates warmth that’s essential to a comfortable and inviting living room. Note how those chairs are the same, but with new cushions to fit the new design aesthetic.
3. BEFORE: From Another Era
It might be hard to imagine, but there was once an era where a living room like this would have been desirable.
4. AFTER: Into the New Era
Thankfully, those days are behind us now. Replacing the drab carpet, we have beautiful hardwood floors. The dark paint colors have been transferred to bright colors… But that fireplace has stayed just the way it was… And that’s perfect!