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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before the makeover, this kitchen was closed off to the dining room, living room and home office. The new kitchen is more open and spacious, with a functional layout and is designed around the center island for cooking and entertaining.
One of the goals in this kitchen makeover was increased storage. Designers achieved that by extending a row of cabinets into the dining area. The long island and cheery yellow barstools act as visual separation between the kitchen and living room.
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.
Still sleek, the circular rings of a gold pendant chandelier give this lakefront living room the feeling that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. The modern makeover by Handcrafted Homes, based in metro Atlanta, included a new fireplace with a custom cantilevered marble hearth.
This stylish living room got a makeover from Team Drew on HGTV's Brother vs. Brother. A decorative chair rail calls out the two-toned walls, while purple accents– including a pair of graceful accent chairs – play up the warm gray hues throughout the space.
HGTV Design Star contestant Britany gave this once boring and mismatched living room a fashionable makeover for part of the final challenge of season seven. She used warm gray walls to tie the space together and give it a sophisticated-but-livable feel.
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.
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.