Look for hidden surprises under book jackets. Designer Heather Hogan Roberts found a mutual pink palette by pairing up a book with a dust cover and a bare book, then topped it with a piece of cheap coral.
As seen on HGTV's Renovation Raiders, this new basement living area features a flagstone fireplace with gas logs and flat-screen TV mounted and framed above the mantel. An exposed-wood archway, comfortable seating and casual but sturdy furnishings all help give the space a welcoming and informal feel designed to suggest the atmosphere of an English pub.
Atlanta designer Heather Hogan Roberts purchased discount remnant fabric and trim to spend $120 on the pillows she made for the living room makeover. The white faux fur throw cost $24.99. Working with a $500 budget, she decided to keep the circular mirror in the same spot because it fills out the wall.
A new rug took up $110 of the $500 budget. Designer Heather Hogan Roberts found this fleece rug with a geometric pattern on sale and saved more with a 10 percent off coupon. She bought two ikat window panels and got one for 40 percent off. Those savings allowed her to buy discounted fabric for custom pillows and the elephant end table, which cost $40 at a thrift shop. The fiddle-leaf fig adds natural beauty to a corner with no need for wall art.
This living room makeover features comfortable furniture in a contemporary design. The gray walls, light wood flooring and neutral window treatments create the perfect backdrop for the bursts of colors in the room's accessories.
The living room makeover included a restoration of the fireplace with the old green tile replaced with Carrara marble for a timeless look. The shiplap above the mantel was salvaged from walls removed during demolition.
Team Jonathan opted for a pair of midcentury modern chairs as part of its living room makeover on HGTV's Brother vs. Brother. The low-slung seating brings a bit of retro flair to the sitting room with a painted brick fireplace.
The living room makeover includes a more modern slate tile for the fireplace and a cedar-beam mantle with TV mounted above. A comfy overstuffed sectional in pale blue and woven jute rug help bring beachy accents to the casually modern space.
In the living room makeover, designer Heather Hogan Roberts incorporated bursts of blue. She also took cues from fashion, such as using African beads that the homeowner purchased previously at a antique market to accessorize a console table, instead of an outfit.
In this living-room makeover featured on HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother, fish-scale tiles add texture to the neutral fireplace without overwhelming the transitional living room. A basket, glass vases filled with corks and a large decorative clock accessorize the mantel and hearth.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah surprised her clients with a bonus living room makeover to complement the newly renovated kitchen and dining room. Maintaining the chic and simple modern design style of the rest of the main floor, Sarah accented the rich dark hardwood floors with gray mid-century modern sofas, glam gold curtains and a fun faux cowhide rug.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah surprised her clients with a bonus living room makeover to complement the newly renovated kitchen and dining room. Maintaining the chic and simple modern design style of the rest of the main floor, Sarah accented the rich dark hardwood floors with gray mid-century modern furniture, glam gold curtains and a fun faux cowhide rug. A large window was cut into the wall between the living room and kitchen to create an open feel for easy entertaining.
Atlanta designer Heather Hogan Roberts took objects and decor that the homeowner owned to stay under her $500 budget for a living room makeover. She bought new curtains, a rug, and small furniture such as side tables and a woven stool used as an ottoman. Roberts, who owns Ivy & Vine, reworked and styled the existing accessories and furniture, which is a low-cost alternative to always buying new items to give a room a designer look.
When designers find furniture for cheap, they don't let the existing finish keep them from using it in a room. Designer Julie Montgomery of Julie Montgomery Interiors found the side tables on casters at a thrift store. Then Dena Stormer, a DIY blogger, used a semi-gloss coat of Behr Marquee in Alabaster to give them a clean, fresh look for this living room makeover for a family, through the nonprofit Dwell with Dignity Atlanta.
For the final challenge of HGTV Design Star season seven, contestant Britany gave this once design-less living room a makeover. Her placing of the sectional in the center of the room — rather than against the far wall — puts loungers close enough to watch TV or feel the fire's heat.
Actress Joely Fisher with her husband and children are surprised to find that designer Hillary Thomas has even decorated their pool for Christmas! Fun and brightly colored floating ornaments and even a floating Christmas tree invite the family outside after the reveal of their living room holiday makeover, as seen on HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes.