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What does Nate have in store for day two of Beatrice's family room redesign? First, he and Beatrice paint over the cold white walls with a warm taupe color. Then, they head off in search of a new sofa from Room & Board!

Nate stresses the three most important things to look for when you're searching for a new sofa—fabric, firmness and arm height.

For families with young children, a durable fabric is a must. Nate says leather is one of the best options because you can wipe spills right off the cushions. If you like to sink down into your couch, look for cushions stuffed with down. But, if you're on a budget and prefer a firmer seat, go for the synthetic fill.

Once you find the right fabric and firmness, Nate says to make sure the arm height on the sofa is comfortable for you.

After finding the perfect seating, Nate and Beatrice hang a set of pumpkin-colored, velvet drapery panels and install the new entertainment center from Crate & Barrel, which solves Beatrice's storage woes.

Finally, the easy updates are complete!

"I can't believe this is my house," Beatrice exclaims after the weekend transformation. "I'm so happy!"
FROM: Oprah's Pros Reveal Their Secrets
Published on January 01, 2006


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