Contemporary Masculine Living and Dining Room

Find out how to give a living and dining room a contemporary masculine look for less than $500.

  • Living Room - Before
  • Three shades of gray paint are blended together to create a serene palette, with the lightest shade on top and the deepest on the bottom.
  • The base for the new dining-room table is constructed from plastic laminated columns found at a garage sale.
  • To add texture, and to help the acoustics in the space, a masculine-style wall panel is hung in the dining room.
  • Continuing the masculine theme, curtains are sewn from men's suit fabric.
  • A contemporary coffee table is built for the centerpiece of the living room.
  • Industrial lights and custom artwork come together to create a focal point above the couch. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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