Using Paint to Update a Room

In the Living Room

The space you use the most may feel most in need of a makeover, and choosing a neutral color for the walls in your living room gives you some freedom to have fun with the rest of your accessories. Pair pale cream, gray, or tan walls with coffee tables painted a rich emerald, a mirror framed in lake blue, a chandelier painted a dreamy bright yellow, or a dresser-turned-tv stand in a deep red (all of which you can find at thrift stores and perk up with a little of your favorite paint).

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