Before & After: Family Room from Dark to Light

published Feb 15, 2012
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Wood panelling doesn’t always do great favors for a space and this room is an example of that. With heavy furniture this room was a dark and oppressive space, but with some brighter furnishings and white paint the room is completely transformed.

The wood panelling really brought down the mood of this room, but I do love the look of panelling on ceilings, so we kept that and painted it out white. With all of the wood, the stone fireplace really got lost in the room and with the new white walls the fireplace pops out. The panelling on the walls was removed and replaced with dry wall.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

(Images: Claire Bock)