Makeover miracle-workers Margi Vorder Bruegge and George Snead, Jr. added harmony, comfort and functionality to this distraught living room.
Make Over Your Own Living Room
Always start with a rug: it grounds the room and establishes the color direction.
Use the center of the room! Don't line up all the furniture around the perimeter of the room (George and Margi call this "circling the campfire").
Don't put the largest piece of furniture on the smallest wall; move it to one of the larger walls.
If you have enough space, create a second or third seating group. Try to tie it into a functional space, where someone can read, write or play games at a table.
Make the mantle special with a meaningful focal piece, like a work of art.
Printed from Oprah.com on Monday, May 20, 2013
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