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Use these remodeling ideas as inspiration to create a more functional living room, while adding value to your home.

Dogs are an important part of our homes, so why overlook them when it comes to decorating?

20 Dog-Friendly Decorating Ideas
  • Angi Anderson

    I bought my big sectional just so my Great Dane, Khaleesi, has a place to sit.... or rather my hubby cause she kept taking his seat! ;)

Painting the walls, ceiling, and floors white really lightened things up, and new eight-foot-tall windows and French doors (minus view-blocking wooden blinds) bring in much more sunshine.

Before and After: A Rustic Log Cabin in the Georgia Mountains

French doors blur the transition between indoors and out.

Ohio Farmhouse Revival
  • Julia Holiday

    I recognize this room! I have it pinned from when it's decorated for Christmas. It's nice to see what it looks like during other times of the year. Gorgeous home!

  • Paula Satterfield

    Robin, here's a sage green room

Within a sunroom, once part of an open porch, this designer wainscotted the walls, re-covered a banquette, and created a herringbone-pattern ceiling.

Catskill Mountain Home

This rebuit fireplace features its original painted musical notes, likely a tune by the first owner, Mary Knight Wood, a composer.

Catskill Mountain Home

A mix of eclectic furnishings and vibrant sky- and meadow-inspired colors bring the airy room into comfortable scale.

The '09 House of the Year

Proof that clean, airy decor can also deliver cozy warmth, the living room combines a neutral palette with loads of comfy seating, including low-slung leather chairs and Henredon's Lawson sofa.

Inside an Adirondack-Style Home

1960s science charts found at the Adirondack Museum's annual Rustic Furniture Fair.

Inside an Adirondack-Style Home

This living room's $2,000 woodstove paid for itself within a year by dramatically reducing heating costs.

Simple Décor in a Kit-Built Home

Benjamin Moore's Tasty Apple brightens up the bookcase in the library. "I change the pillows out a couple of times are year, and it literally creates the effect of a new room," says Lily Kanter of Serena & Lily.

Inside Serena & Lily Co-Founder's Colorful California Home

This living room is absolutely perfect.

If We Had a Million Dollars, This is What We'd Buy

The cheapest accessories are those you already own. Grab a bowl from the kitchen to display photos and postcards. Stack books to form risers that elevate eye-catching objects. And call upon a vintage planter to double as a handy, and handsome, remote control caddy.

Living Room Makeover for Less

"I love creating small cozy spaces to curl up in," Apartment 34's Erin Hiemstra says. "Since we have limited square footage in San Francisco, I created an 'end table' out of my favorite design books and magazines."

Make Your Home a Happier Place to Live

"Personalize your home through photography. I love to use family photos in non-traditional ways to enhance a room's decor," says Naomi Stein of Design Manifest.

Make Your Home a Happier Place to Live

The industrial yellow cart, laboratory dining chairs, and old school lockers came from Victory Vintage in Decatur.

Rosemary Beach - Country Living

From pictorial to topographical, we've charted out nine types of maps worth exploring.

What to Collect Now: Antique Maps

Falling in love with this living room.

Explore a Stunning 110-Acre Farm in Washington

This blue-and-white living room would be plain-ole pretty on its own. But it's a head-turner with pops of pink such as the fuchsia ottoman and dusty rose throw pillows.

One Classic Palette, Four Fresh Twists

A grid of beams made of whitewashed poplar (a native species) makes for a spectacular ceiling.

A 1950s Fishing Shack Transforms Into a Charming Home