Suburban Beach Bungalow

What do pebbles, driftwood and an old wine bottle have to do with decorating? Watch as the colors and textures of a beach bungalow bring cohesive style to this living room remix.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe large pieces of furniture in this living room are competing with each other, and the space is left without a focal point.
Homeowners Carol and Brian Dettor are bored of their beige living room, but they can't afford to redecorate. With lots of natural lighting in this spacious room with high ceilings, the creamy yellow walls are way too pale and washed out. The large sectional sofa and a broken coffee table engulf this end of the room. Nearby, an enormous brick fireplace has one small shelf jutting out and holding an ordinary clock — not much of a focal point. The artwork — Brian's photographs and a large Hawaiian floral print — are lost in the decor.

Carol wants the room to be more cohesive and tied together, and Brian wants a light, beachy style for the room. Host Karen McAloon uses $50 and a can of paint to turn their dull room into a breezy, comfortable living space. Using soft, muted colors and beach-inspired elements, McAloon and the design team create a new color palette that turns the space into a casual, welcoming room.