Timeless, Warm Family Room

How do homeowners get a whole new look in a room for next to nothing? Designer Karen McAloon rummages through closets and garages, combining finds to create a contemporary family room.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe room is now an inviting space where everything ties together.
The two major pieces of furniture, the couch and TV cabinet, stay in the same location. A screen at the far end and some furnishings in the middle stop the flow from going right through the room. The brick fireplace gets a contemporary look with a black wooden mantel and sections of old curtains combine to create stylish valances.

paint: wall (1117, Guesthouse); fan, mantel, TV cabinet (Black) — Benjamin Moore