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Living Rooms

Living Rooms

Choose DIY projects and learn how to make the most of your home's living room.

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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How to Build a Display Coffee Table

From our Hammer It Out series: Show off your collectibles with an acrylic-topped case that does double duty as a living room table

The 5 Best Painter’s Tapes (2022 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.

The 5 Best Throw Blankets (2022 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.

The 5 Best TV Stands (2022 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.

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.

The 5 Best Artificial Christmas Trees (2022 Review)

Artificial Christmas trees get you into the holiday spirit. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best artificial Christmas trees 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 local home centers and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Curtain Rods (2022 Review)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carpet Selection: Durability, Weight, Style

When it comes to buying wall-to-wall carpeting, here’s how to choose and install a quality carpet.

How to Make an Ocean Epoxy Table

Want to bring the beach indoors? Here’s how to make an ocean table with concrete and epoxy resin step by step.

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."

23 Creative Room Divider Ideas

Bring more flexibility and functionality home with these cool, creative ways to separate spaces.

How to Install Carpet

Want to know how to put carpet down? We take you through all the details — from how to install carpet padding to trimming the edges to seaming adjoining pieces.

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How to Build a Bar

How best to finish a space for entertaining? Grab some stock lumber wood and specialty molding, and cozy on up to this DIY home bar project.

Home Decorating Tips For the DIYer in You

Here are 11 home decor ideas from the pros that don’t break the bank.

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How to Build a Wall-Hung TV Cabinet

Build a wall-hung cabinet with bifold doors to hide the TV when it's not being used.

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.

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.

All About Living Rooms

The living room is likely one of the first spaces guests see when they walk through your front door, so it should make a great impression. Are you considering minor updates (a mantel refresh, adding crown molding), or a bigger project, such as installing new floors, adding French doors, or removing a wall to create a more open floor plan? Read on to learn more about creating a living room that you enjoy.

Create an English Country Sitting Room

Re-create the relaxed vibe of a British weekend house—and an ideal spot for sharing a cuppa—with delightfully mix-matched textiles

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How to Turn a Wood Slab Into a Table

Rustic wood meets modern metal to create this striking—and timeless—piece of furniture. Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor show how to make a live-edge console table of your own

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How to Wire for a New Ceiling Light

Ask This Old House electrician Scott Caron installs a new switch and ceiling fixture for a homeowner

From Bare-Bones Basement to Comfortable Family Hangout

Priority one in this reno plan: Transform a strictly utilitarian space into the family's favorite room

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

No-Fail Colors for Living Spaces

Five great hues that can help turn bland and blah into warm and inviting

Built-In Book Storage for $197

A blank wall is transformed with secondhand bookshelves

All About Wall-to-Wall Carpeting

It's warm, cozy, and soft underfoot—and there's a type to suit most rooms in your home. Here's how to choose the right carpet.

Best Living Space Before and Afters 2013

You showed us your comfortable and chic living rooms, dining room, attics and basements. Now see which ones were finalists in our annual Reader Remodel Contest

How to Build a Three-Tiered Side Table

It holds much more than a reading lamp—and takes less time to make than shopping for a look-alike