A Living Room Facelift: Before + After

This is for those of you who want a change in your living room but have no interest in buying new furniture. These before + after pictures are proof that you can completely transform the look and feel of a room with a few new design elements. Read on for what was on the list to give this living room a facelift without spending tons.

Here is the before. As with any project. the first step was de-cluttering and leaving only the essential pieces that the client loved and wanted to keep.

Here is the after. As you can see, I added a new area rug, throw pillows, logs for the fireplace, and a few accessories to style the coffee table and bookshelves. 

Here is the before of the back corner being used as a mudroom. 

And here is the after. More de-cluttering, new labels for the baskets and a styled table makes this area way less overwhelming to look at when you walk into the room. 

If you're looking to give a room in your house a facelift, starting by purging what you don't need and love and then consider incorporating some of the below design elements:

  • Area Rug
  • Curtains
  • Throw Pillows & Blankets
  • Artwork
  • Accent Chair
  • Accessories: Trays, books, greenery, frames, candles

    Just a couple of these items will make a big difference and can be done in days without spending a ton.