Luxurious Living Room On A Budget

If you have upscale taste, you might think it's hard to get a high-end look on a budget. Host Karen McAloon proves it can be done in a sitting room remake that oozes elegance.

  • The room is kind of a snooze for all the obvious reasons: no color, no unifying style, no window treatments and no matching furniture.
  • The newly appointed sitting room has the air of a decadent 1920s Parisian apartment.
  • Light-colored rug, walls and woodwork make for a washed-out look in what could be a spectacular, vibrant room.
  • A gold and ivory color palette warms the room.
  • Almost any low dresser can become a desk.
  • When looking for a new light fixture on the cheap, go for shape.
  • The original wood floorboards were laid in a pattern that creates a border around the room.
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