Living Room Ideas & Inspiration

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A Family Brings New Life to Spanish Revival in Los Angeles

Having passed on the Spanish Revival six years prior, a California couple seizes another opportunity to purchase the place, giving it the family-friendly space and flow it lacked, while staying true to its style.
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Preserving a Home's Original Character While Remodeling

To make basement flooding a thing of the past, a couple renovate their 1925 house to reroute stormwater, add needed square footage, and open up the layout—while preserving the home’s original charm.
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Renovating a 1909 Craftsman in Portland, OR—Over Two Decades

Renovating in stages over nearly two decades, a homeowner transforms a once forlorn bungalow into a cozy, very personal space.
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Look Inside this Expanded Shotgun Home in Atlanta, GA

A reimagined interior and second-story addition double the living area inside a narrow shotgun house, while respecting its historical roots
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The 5 Best Coffee Tables (2024 Guide)

Nearly every living room has a coffee table. In this guide, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best coffee tables on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you.
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The 5 Best Reclining Sofas (2024 Review)

Reclining sofas combine the capacity of a couch with the relaxation of a recliner. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best reclining sofas on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you.
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The 5 Best Pool Tables (2024 Review)

In this review, we analyze and compare the best pool tables on Amazon, discuss what to look for when buying, and answer common buyer questions.
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6 Best 40-Inch Smart TVs (2024 Guide)

A 40-inch smart TV provides on-demand streaming services for those who want to watch on a small-to-medium-sized screen. Find the best 40-inch smart TV here.
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5 Best 65-Inch Smart TVs (2024 Guide)

If you want a large viewing screen without the bulk, consider a 65-inch TV. Find the best 65-inch TV models in our Amazon round-up review here.
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4 Best 85-Inch TVs (2024 Review)

TVs are sleeker and more affordable than ever before. For the ultimate at-home viewing experience, you can opt for an 85-inch TV to see every detail from every angle. Read below to discover the best 85-inch TVs on Amazon.
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5 Best 55-Inch Smart TVs (2024 Guide)

Are you shopping around for the best 55-inch smart TV? Narrow down your search with the help of our recommended products.
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5 Best Small TVs (2024 Review)

While large televisions provide a theater-like viewing experience, small TVs are more portable and affordable. Read on to learn about our Amazon recommendations for the best small TVs.
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Fall Decor Ideas to Inspire You (2024 Guide)

Fall provides a much-needed reprieve from the summer heat, inviting change into our lives as the days get shorter and kids return to school. This period is an ideal time to embrace this change and refresh your home’s decor.
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The 5 Best Board Games (2024 Review)

From classic options like Clue to newer options like Pandemic, board games can help you make memories with your family and friends.
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Altering a Cramped Floor Plan into a Functional Space

A 1938 house’s deft redo turns the layout upside down. Now lower-level cooking and dining spots open onto outdoor spaces that are magnets for family and friends.
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Your Guide to the Coastal Grandmother Aesthetic

Want to nail the latest design trend taking TikTok and Instagram by storm? We’re breaking down how you can achieve Coastal Grandmother chic in your home—no matter where you live.
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The 5 Best Painter’s Tapes (2024 Review)

Painter’s tape helps you stay in the lines while you’re painting your home’s walls. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best painter’s tapes on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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The 5 Best Throw Blankets (2023 Review)

Throw blankets provide decoration and warmth while you lounge in your home. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best throw blankets on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various local home centers and online retailers like Amazon.
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The 5 Best TV Stands (2023 Guide)

Since you would rather be catching up on your Netflix queue instead of combing through hundreds of TV stand options, we did the work for you. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best TV stands on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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Before & After: Inside a 1925 Craftsman Remodel 

A minimalist approach to renovating a 1925 house maximizes the available light, allowing original features, including Craftsman-style millwork, to shine.
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Best Artificial Christmas Trees (2024 Guide)

Christmas trees get you into the holiday spirit. In this review, our team takes a look at some of the best artificial Christmas trees for a range of spaces, budgets, and personal tastes.
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Best Home Decor Gifts To Brighten Living Space (2024)

Home decor items make a great gift for almost anyone on your shopping list. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best home decor gifts to help you find the product that’s right for your loved one. 
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5 Best Curtain Rods (2024 Guide)

When shopping for curtain rods, it’s important to consider your style and budget as well as the product’s quality and durability. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best curtain rods on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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Low-Cost Design Ideas for Any Home

Great design doesn’t have to bust the budget. The proof: these cash-conscious ideas from designers’ own homes.
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Designer Q&A: Home Design Elements Worth Splurging On

Not sure where to put your money when it comes to your home’s finishes and furnishings? Design pro and Clare founder Nicole Gibbons has some answers.
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Simple Home Staging Tips for Any Homeowner

Prepare your place to attract the most prospective buyers—and land the best purchase price. Read our guide for professional tips on how to DIY your home’s staging.
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15 Simple Ways to Create an Open Floor Plan

Optimal furniture placement and the creative use of design elements can help create a more open concept. Read this guide for ideas on how to make your home feel more "open."
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23 Creative Room Divider Ideas

Bring more flexibility and functionality home with these cool, creative ways to separate spaces.
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Pony Walls: What Are They and How to Build Them

A pony wall is nothing more than a short wall, and the term is often used interchangeably with "knee wall" or "cripple wall." Read this guide to learn what pony walls are and how to build one yourself.
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How to Choose the Right Area Rug Size

Area rugs set the precedent for both the zone and tone within a space, meaning, these mats define design boundaries and aesthetic. When deciding on rug sizes, there are two options to consider: either a rug large enough to contain all the furniture on it or a rug that furniture is partially on. Read on to learn more about choosing a rug size for each room.
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18 Ways to Turn Unused Space Into the Rooms You Need

Why add on when you can add under or over? Give your home bonus rooms without drastically changing its footprint.
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Ideas for Creating a Cozy Reading Nook

Everybody loves a built-in nook for curling up with (or without) a good book. Here are 8 ideas that will inspire you to create your own cozy nook.
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Graceful Rejuvenation for a Water-Damaged Living Room

An interior nearly untouched since 1944 is our top living area pick—and recipient of a $1,000 Delta prize—in our 2016 Reader Remodel Contest