Monday, June 5, 2006
Room for Improvement: Living Room
For most homeowners, the living room presents a unique challenge. As the focal point of the house, you want it to be comfortable yet eye-catching. But in tonight's Room For Improvement, Martin Amado shows us it is possible to find the right balance without spending a lot of money.
WSVN--The goal on today's Room for improvement is to make a living room appear as though it's been lived it as opposed to saying hello I just moved in at first glance. After seven years of living here, it's an excuse they can no longer use for not decorating the space.
Martin: "Hey, Jackie. So what's happening here? It looks so bare?"
Jackie: "We have lived here 7 years and we've constantly redecorated and couldn't get it right and we want it finished."
Martin: "You'll get a break from decorating and at the end you'll have a beautiful living room."
As you know by now, no space can be complete without accessories and in this case it's going to help the living room be more cozy and inviting.
At the moment this silver rod clashes with the good tone hardware in the furniture. This more decortive one will take care of that.
These blinds give us the privacy we need but they are not very attractive by adding a sheer over it, it will give us another layer help to disfuse the light and at the same time help soften the look of the window.
Only three pieces and we already have a magical corner.
Now, I know I over did in on the pillows but it happens to the best of us I second guessed myself. So if you're a bit unsure just go ahead and buy a couple of options and whatever doesn't happen to work out just simply return.
If you'll notice these rug clash with area rug, but now this one picks up on the tone and is the prefect fit.
I have a pillow with a print and also a striped so just by switching it out it creates a whole new look.
I love how jackie used this writting desk as a console table in the fourer. It's a good idea to think outside the box and use traditional pieces in unconventional ways.
Before the desk looked lonely on this empty wall but now with the decore around it really helps to balance out the living room space on the opposite side.
Final touch, a couple of suitcases and a decorative ern to top it off and we're done.
This morning we found a bland living room that was not a true reflect of the family that lives here, but now it's a beautiful seating area all for a budget of under 9-hundred dollars.
Price Tag: Total: $843
Now I know Micheal couldn't be here. He had to work but you have your two sons.
Jackie: "Oh, me god. It's looks wonderful. I can't believe it. You did such a beautiful job."
Martin: "It took awhile give or take seven year, but finally Michael and Jackie have a beauitful living room that welcomes them room each and everyday. Until next time."
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