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An opened-up layout and all new finishes and fixtures take a full bath from dreary to cottage-charming. Minty-green walls give the room a fresh look.

They Gut-Rehabbed a Bath for $877

This 2,300-square-foot four-bedroom, four-bath Breezehouse by Blu Homes is packed with luxurious features, including an open floor plan and soaring 16-feet ceilings, creating common living areas that that are more spacious and light-filled than traditional prefab spaces.

Prefab House is TOH Home of the Year

The elements may be classic, but the unexpected colors and combination of textures pack a pleasing punch in this cozy living room. If you're looking for a living room that you'd actually want to "live" in, read on to see how you can get this look.

Create a Traditional Living Room, With a Twist

Simple lines, a neutral palette accented with subtle pops of color, and furnishings with a lived-in look create a cottage-style room and with a casual ambiance for relaxation and slumber. | Photo: Trevor Richards/Country Homes and Interiors/IPC+Syndication

Create a Cozy Cottage Bedroom

This kitchen and great room marry 19th-century detail with 21st-century flow and function. An open work area set off by a walnut island was designed to evoke woodwork in the older, formal rooms at the front of the house. | Photo: Ken Gutmaker

Inside Job: A Queen Anne's Seamless Addition

Utilitarian furnishings, metal accents, and warm, aged wood patinas are the hallmarks of Industrial Chic. Here's how to achieve (and shop) the look for your own home. | Photo: Simon Scarboro/Ideal Home/IPC

Create an Industrial Chic Dining Room

The original details of this kitchen were hidden in a condemned, 100-year-old farmhouse. The owners tried to salvage as much as possible.

Best Kitchen Before and Afters 2014

This kitchen eating nook has a cozy fireplace. The paneling, mantel, and pine-topped table are handmade by the owner. Paint: @Benjamin Moore Van Courtland Blue (fireplace wall). Floor tile: @Daltile | Photo: Wendell T. Webber

Combining the existing living room and dining room in a 1780s farmhouse created space for a table that expands to seat 20 | Photo: Trevor Dixon

One-Room Wonder Best Remodel Winners 2014

A sadly outdated—carpeted!—third-floor bath was gutted to create a boutique retreat for guests. Dual pedestal sinks keep the space feeling open and airy. | Photo: Gridley + Graves

One-Room Wonder Best Remodel Winners 2014

In addition to vintage-inspired tile on the floor and the shower walls, and beadboard walls up to the ceiling, a salvaged pedestal sink was chosen for this guest bathroom as a gesture of period authenticity. | Photo: Eric Roth

If These Walls Could Talk: An Early-American Cape

Furniture-inspired cabinets painted a custom yellow and a farmhouse sink evoke this 1800s farmhouse’s past. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber

A late-summer evening is the perfect time to enjoy a comfy seat on your deck | Photo: Tria Giovan/GAP Interiors

Outdoor Rooms as the Perfect Staycation Destinations

Milk-painted pine planks fill the gaps between the newly exposed ceiling beams and complement the new pine floors in this bedroom.

A Ramshackle Little House Gets a Second Life

A circa-1920 gas- and wood-burning stove became the starting point for a vintage-style kitchen with marble counters, a tin ceiling, salvaged pendant lights, and a reclaimed heart-pine floor with a ceramic-tile "rug" in front of the range. The wainscot was inspired by beadboard in an original pantry. |

Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Cottage Kitchens

"Green is an ideal color for a living room--it relaxes people," says Sara McLean, color expert for @Dunn-Edwards Paints. Take this elegant space, where a variety of grass, fern, and hunter greens harmonize. A wall of antique botanical prints anchors the look and ties all the verdant shades together. Shimmery silver frames and tables reinforce the colors' cool undertones and dress up the space with a dose of luxury. | Photo: Adrian Briscoe/Homes & Gardens/IPC+ Syndication

Create a Leaf-Green Living Room
  • Jas

    The room in the photo above has too much of the colour. The effect is overwhelming. not relaxing. A strong colour shoukd be used with more restraint.

  • Valarie Kauffman

    I agree. If the wall color was 2-3 shades lighter, the effect would be perfect.

  • Jas

    I would go a step further and only paint the wall with prints in a shade of green. The other 3 walls should be off-white, the colour of the curtains. The furniture is also green so one needs relief from an overdose of this colour. The green wall offsets the prints well yet the other 3 walls in a neutral off-white shade would create a relaxing space with t