Blending personal taste with period features can be daunting—and terrifically satisfying. Just check out the inviting setups on the following pages. One room, furnished with basics—a beige upholstered sofa, a leather armchair, sisal carpeting, and an architectural mantel—takes on four distinct looks, thanks to creative combinations of color, textiles, and accent pieces. Classic with classic? Yup, that's shown here, at right. Classic with current paint colors? We've got that too. You want more? Read on for other ways to remodel a room without even lifting a hammer.