10 Stylish Living Room Makeovers

Take a look at some of our most coastal-chic living room transformations.

Before: Distracting Elements

Before: Distracting Elements

Disoriented seating and an overbearing hearth distract from the gorgeous view of the ocean outside.

After: Simplistic View

Photographer: Lisa Romerein

After: Simplistic View

Fresh white paint, lush seating cushions, and a downsized fireplace allow the beach view to be the focal point of the room.

Before: Closed-In Space

Before: Closed-In Space

Dark hanging beams and a brick fireplace seem out-of-place and make this room feel smaller than it is.

After: Bright and Exotic

Photographer: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

After: Bright and Exotic

Painting the dark beams white dramatically changes the room and creates a more open feel. Fun, exotic prints add interest and color.

Before: Rundown Room

Before: Run-down Room

This old, dingy, outdoor shed needed a lot of creativity and hard work to create a beautiful living space.

After: Complete Transformation

Photographer: Grey Crawford

After: Complete Transformation

With lots of elbow grease, the homeowners turned a lowly shack into a gorgeous, earth-toned living room. The raised ceiling and striped rug add chic personality.

Before: Conflicting Style

Before: Conflicting Style

The mismatched furniture takes away from the stunning coastal views of this charcterless living room.

After: Classic Mix

Photographer: Roger Davies

After: Classic Mix

Sticking with a neutral palette of black, white, and wood tones brings a classic, yet chic vibe to the space. Simple bamboo blinds maximize the ocean view.

Before: Empty Space

Before: Empty Space

A lack of furniture makes this drab living room hard to utilize. Lots of empty space does not work well for relaxing or entertaining.

After: Rejuvenated Living Room

Photographer: Tria Giovan

After: Rejuvenated Living Room

A pale wall color plus fun and comfortable bamboo furniture gives this room character and an inviting atmosphere.

Before: Bare Bones

Before: Bare Bones

Homeowners had lots of creative freedom with this bare space. Certain aspects, like the popcorn-ceiling, were first on the list to go.

After: Easy and Casual

Photographer: Deborah Whitlaw Llwellyn

After: Easy and Casual

Neutral colors mixed with natural touches give the room a calming feel. A collection of smaller pictures forms a larger piece of art that adds significant interest to the space.

Before: Perfect Potential

Before: Perfect Potential

Interesting shelves, a vaulted ceiling, and wood floors provided great opportunity for a gorgeous living room.

After: Inviting and Organized

Photographer: Mike David Wakely

After: Inviting and Organized

The L-shaped couch and glass coffee table serve as anchors to the eccentric collection of movies, books, and accessories on the shelves. A unique color palette of dark grays and bright pops of orange add character.

Before: Dark and Cramped

Before: Dark and Cramped

Dark paneling on the walls caused this room to feel old and crowded. The homeowners wanted to brighten up the space to go along with their coastal cottage.

After: Light and Airy

Photographer: Timothy Street-Porter

After: Light and Airy

By completely covering the wood paneling with bright white paint, this living room feels open and comfortable. Simple, plush furniture finishes the look and enhances natural light.

Before: Lacking Space

Before: Lacking Space

This traditional layout needed a bright airiness to contrast the heavy floors.

After: Cool and Calm

Photographer: Dominique Vorillon

After: Cool and Calm

The driftwood coffee table is a bold focal point that references the natural environment outside. Neutral colors with accents of cool blues and green create a calming coastal atmosphere.

Before: Outdated Living Room

Before: Outdated Living Room

Mangy carpet, mismatched upholstered furniture, and cheap paneling gave this room a vintage vibe--in a bad way.

After: Polished and Modern

Photographer: Troy Campbell

After: Polished and Modern

A fresh, clean palette mimics the outdoor surroundings of this modern beach house. Sleek white furniture adds a touch of futuristic style while a woven rug keeps it coastal.

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