Eco-Friendly Makeover for a Living Room

A down-to-earth young family set a lofty goal: remodel and decorate their living room in the most eco-friendly way possible, without giving up comfort or blowing the budget.
  • Tara Nelson

    Mustard yellow and cool blue are a gorgeous color scheme in this rustic living room. See what it used to look like: http://www.bhg.com/rooms/living-room/makeovers/eco-friendly-living-room-makeover/?socsrc=bhgpin092812rusticwoodwall#page=10

  • Samantha Vaughn

    accent wall!

  • Taitum Rose

    Living room = seating area on one end, couch in middle separating spaces facing tv // Working With: A Long, Narrow Living Room - Emily A. Clark

  • Jennifer Buescher

    furniture placement for rectangle living room with fireplace on one end | Working With: A Long, Narrow Living Room

  • Sarah Hillgrove

    divide a large living area into smaller sitting areas ♥ reclaimed wood wall; mustard sofa; blue accents

  • Charleen Nielsen

    living room bench seating ideas | Emily A. Clark: Working With: A Long, Narrow Living Room

  • Jenifer Ketner

    Working With: A Long, Narrow Living Room - Emily A. Clark Reclaimed wood wall

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