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3-Step Makeover: Multipurpose Dining Room

See how this dining room morphs from one family's unofficial work space to a stylish, hardworking room that accommodates meals, homework, and gatherings in just three steps.

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Stage 2: Furnishings-bhg-rug with garden-inspired pattern with green and purple color scheme of the shelves

Surprise Color The built-in bookcases now sport a green background that makes the china collection visually pop off the shelves -- putting the pieces center stage. Painting or wallpapering the inside of a bookcase is a great way to add style to a room without spending a lot of money.

This reminds me of thoughts I have had about a quilt headboard... (Having lived many years in earthquake country I am sensitive to the idea of anything heavy hanging over my head while I sleep... But a quilt should be safe!) We have a quilt hanging above above our bed. It is beautiful!

Organize small entertaining extras, like tea lights and napkin rings, in a storage caddy designed for tea cups. •15-Minute Fixes: Dining Rooms The Extra Clutter If your dining room doubles as an office or homework station, wrangle desk supplies into organizers and stash them in a cabinet.

Dining room, maybe not these colors but the table is perfect for family dinners.