Basic Befores and Awesome Afters: 3 Rooms, 3 Total Makeovers

If you are an Apartment Therapist, you most likely love a "before and after" (who doesn't?) and nothing (nothing!) beats the reveal of a full top-to-toe room decorating redo. Paint, fabrics, lighting, artwork, furniture...these three rooms are out with the old, and in with the new, new, new!

To create the accent wall, Katja first painted it a light turquoise. Then, strips of painter's tape were placed vertically every 14 inches. Smaller bits were taped at an angle off those stripes, to create the arrow effect. She then painted over the whole thing with a darker turquoise and removed the tape. While she was at it, Katja also taped off a couple of storage baskets and the circular rug, using a honeycomb pattern.

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See Katja's room in the Frog Tape Hall of Fame

Emily of Chez V threw herself into renovating her master bedroom and, over the course of six weeks, sanded the walls, painted, printed fabric, and shopped for the perfect pieces.

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For the walls, they chose a muted yellow (Dried Plantain by Behr) which, Jennifer says, "makes us happy and hungry!" A Crate & Barrel table (which they picked up on the cheap at their local store's warehouse sale) and new lighting, smartly hung on a track so it can be adjusted, made the space into the perfect, personalized nook.

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See Jennifer's post on JJ Modern

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(Image credits: Katja K.; Chez V; JJ Modern)