Small Living Room Makeovers

So there are certain times of year I tend to get into nesting mode, and I know a lot of you feel the same way. It’s almost like we know that change is coming in the seasons, which means change indoors as well…so better make it nice, right? These small living room makeovers by some very talented bloggers show us that small spaces just give us the opportunity to focus on creativity. In other words, we should make sure our stamp shows up in our decor, and that we give attention to the small things that make a small space seem important… Notice I said important, and not necessarily “big”. It isn’t always about the size of the meal. Sometimes it’s just about the flavor. Note: We only included one after photo with each makeover, so make sure you click through and check out all the pics… All the angles, vignettes, and before and after photos are inspiring!




This DIY industrial blend living room makeover sighted on ‘Yellow Bliss Road’ was right on the mark… The entry might spill right into the living room, the space might not be huge, but she leaves her mark on everything in that room, and it shows! I especially love the up cycled door in the corner, and the vintage touches.

living room reading chair


From Kate at ‘Chic on a Shoestring’, this living room makeover to gray is perfect for this time of year! Such a pretty look! Click through to see her before brown living room. Which do you like better? For me, it’s the gray!

living room 1a


You’ve seen us feature ‘Four Generations, One Roof” a bunch of times, cause they are awesome… but I love, love, love this family room makeover… Oh my, this is pretty!



From ‘Apartment Therapy’, this before and after living room makeover shows you that it is all in the details… it is only accessories and paint that changed this room so dramatically!




Kristine at ‘The Painted Hive‘ has a knack for decor, and she created a warm, welcoming space with her living room makeover. I love her rustic style, but it’s not overdone. Definitely click through to see the whole room.



I love ‘The Graphics Fairy‘… If you haven’t been to her site, she has amazing info on painting or transferring graphics to any DIY project… just trust me, and check it out… Oh, did I mention she has tons of free graphics and transfers to download? Anyway, back to her living room makeover… I am including her before photo first… But just check out what she did with that space! Can you believe it’s the same room?







Ok, last one, ’cause I gotta get to the store and start picking out makeover supplies! Liz at ‘Love Grows Wild‘ made over her living room with tons of DIY project tutorials for you as well! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of her post to find the living room details page with all that info…  Many more photos of the living room space there as well!


Image Credits: Love Grows Wild, Pottery Barn, Yellow Bliss Road, Chic on a Shoestring, Four Generations, One Roof, Apartment Therapy, Painted Hive, The Graphics Fairy


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  1. Karen
    November 20, 2015 / 7:17 am

    I live in a small apartment, the carpet is grey what color would be best to paint the walls to make it look bigger.

    • Kathy Woodard
      December 14, 2015 / 11:37 am

      I would stay with a pale grey… it will expand space, but tie in the carpet so the eye roams the whole room easily…

  2. Kari
    July 17, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    Hello what color gray did you use when you changed from brown or tan to gray? I have a very small house and I usually lean toward beige/ tan. I’ve been struggling between going with my usual or changing to a subtle gray. I like Sherwin Williams Revere Pewter but I’m not sure if that would be too dark. Any suggestions?

    Indecisive Kari

    • Kathy Woodard
      October 28, 2015 / 3:35 pm

      Hi Kari! We went with Benjamin Moore Grey Owl, but wish we had gone a little darker… I think Revere Pewter is a great color, and it does have a little more of the “Greige” feel, meaning a touch of grey and a touch of beige… Might be perfect for you!

  3. johan
    October 10, 2014 / 4:37 am

    wow beautiful ..and white carper looking beautiful

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