Before and After: Decluttered Dining Area

This past year we took on the rather large job of updating a home of our family's for the first time in 25 years. While we replaced some furniture, reupholstered window seats, and repainted every wall (ourselves!), the biggest thing we did was simplify and declutter. Click below the jump to see the after.

Yes, that's a new (used) table and chairs, different art, redone window seat, and a new light fixture, but we like to think that these two photos show the power that removing items from a space can have, and prove that you don't have to spend lots of money bringing new things in to make a very dramatic change.