B&A: A Simple Paint Project Changes This Living Room’s Whole VibeHome Projects
“I had an apartment before where I just did a rectangle on the wall, and I LOVED how it looked,” this DIYer says. “Now that I have my own house, I knew I could get a bit more extra with it.”
May 29, 2023
B&A: A “Despised” Red Brick Fireplace Is Revitalized with a $20 RefreshHome Projects
“From execution to completion (dry time), it only took us about 36 hours or so,” this DIYer says of this beginner-friendly project.
May 27, 2023
B&A: A $72 One-Wall Project Makes a Whole Living Room Feel LargerHome Projects
A low-budget IKEA product, plus a little bit of paint, were the perfect sleek solutions for an awkward spot in this house.
May 19, 2023
B&A: I Transformed My Sad Beige Living Room TV Wall with a Budget of $160Home Projects
The biggest-impact steps: paint and cord covers.
May 8, 2023
B&A: A Rustic-Themed Living Room Gets a Minimalist Redo Filled with DIYsHome Projects
The previous homeowner put tons of work into creating a rustic-style space they loved — but when the new homeowners moved in, it didn’t quite suit them. Here’s how they made it their own.
May 3, 2023
B&A: $850 Later, a Blank Living Room Is Unrecognizable — and Majorly CozyHome Projects
A five-week project using IKEA IVARs and a discount fireplace totally transforms this blank white box.
May 2, 2023
B&A: A Plain Spare Room Transforms into a “Disco Cocoon” Media LoungeHome Projects
The new space is a grown-up secret clubhouse that goes all-out with bold design.
Apr 21, 2023
B&A: A 1924 Sears Kit Living Room Gets a Respectful Redo Full of CharmHome Projects
This home was part of a Sears catalog kit, and many of its original features can be seen in the living room today.
Apr 18, 2023
Before and After: A 1980s Living Room’s Redo Makes Dated Mirror Walls Look FreshHome Projects
See how a blah beige living room gets a glam glow-up that’s both trendy and timeless.
Apr 12, 2023
B&A: Peel-and-Stick Products Turn a Bland Fireplace into a Colorful Focal PointHome Projects
Wallpaper, tile, and a new mantel take this fireplace from a blank slate to a bespoke and character-filled feature.
Apr 6, 2023
B&A: Custom Wall-Mount Shelves Turn a Reading Corner into a Bookworm’s Fantasy
“I love having my books all together on the wall; it really feels like a feature in the room instead of an afterthought,” this DIYer says. This one’s for the bookworms out there!
Apr 4, 2023
B&A: A Geometric Wood Accent Wall Livens Up a Blank White Living Room for $450Home Projects
These homeowners “wanted something moody, modern and something no one else had.”
Apr 3, 2023
B&A: $1,200 Later, a Stuck-in-the-'80s Living Room Has a Vibrant New Look
Before, the living room had a faux brick fireplace, a textured ceiling, and "awful '80s patterned carpet." The after is unrecognizably luxe while honoring the features the homeowners *did* like before.
Mar 11, 2023
B&A: This $200 Rental-Friendly Hack Fakes the Look of Dramatic Built-Ins
By painting her walls and built-ins the same color, this DIYer created a seamless storage setup. Read more about her painting tips and takeaways.
Mar 10, 2023
B&A: A $255 Redo Transforms an Awkward Alcove into Dreamy Reading NookHome Projects
This would be the perfect spot to curl up with a book on a Saturday morning.
Mar 10, 2023
B&A: A Paint-Fueled Redo Gives This Beige Box Apartment Some Much-Needed CharmHome Projects
Visions of Paris inspired this cozy makeover.
Feb 27, 2023
B&A: This DIY Fireplace Update Features a $2 Gallery Wall Hack Worth CopyingHome Projects
A less-than-exciting fireplace became a bold focal point.
Feb 21, 2023
B&A: 3 Big Changes Call Attention to a 100-Year-Old Living Room's Best Features
Paint, tile, and new seating are a winning combo in this cozy cabin living room.
Feb 17, 2023
B&A: A $450 DIY Accent Wall Project Livens Up a Plain Gray Rental Living Room
After a few setbacks, this intrepid DIYer figured out how to make her dream accent wall a reality.
Feb 6, 2023
B&A: A Lively Refresh Brings out the Best in This Row Home's Beige Living RoomHome Projects
The makeover blends traditional touches with modern embellishments.
Feb 5, 2023
B&A: A Dated Kitchen and a Dull Living Room Get a Bright-Yet-Inviting New LookHome Projects
Modern updates make the home feel fresh, but special details make it feel totally cozy, too.
Jan 31, 2023
B&A: A $475, One-Week Redo Turns an Uninviting Living Room into a Cozy Hangout
These homeowners transformed their living room in a week, thanks to the deadline of hosting family the following weekend. But the space has served them well past their hosting duties.
Jan 18, 2023
B&A: DIY Built-Ins and a Totally Unique Paint Job Luxe Up a Plain Living Area
Green paint works wonders here, as does a one-of-a-kind mural. It was a big risk that paid off.
Jan 2, 2023
Before and After: This Dramatic $1,500 TV Wall Transformation Is Pure Art
The before was "builder-grade, plain, bland, boring," this homeowner says. The after is perfect for dimming the lights, curling up under a blanket, and pressing play on a good movie.
Dec 19, 2022
B&A: A Luxe DIY Tile Project Revives This "Sad Brown" Faux Brick Fireplace
Stuck on a project of your own? Let this intrepid DIYer's success inspire you to take it to the finish line.
Dec 11, 2022
B&A: 3 Room-Brightening Tricks Perk Up a Modern-Meets-Traditional Living Room
This designer used several simple go-tos for making a room feel airier and lighter.
Nov 7, 2022
B&A: A Ceiling-Height Gallery Wall Is the Star in This Cozy Living Room Redo
Come for the excellent art hanging and sourcing tips, stay for the clever way to disguise a TV.
Oct 26, 2022
B&A: 2 Big Design Risks Turn a Dark Former Motel Room into a Bright, Airy Condo
Revamping the exposed brick and the fireplace rescued this living room from its dark motel room roots.
Oct 10, 2022
B&A: A Plain Fireplace's Renter-Friendly Redo Only Cost $57
Here's an easy project renters and non-renters can do to spruce up a fireplace for fall.
Oct 4, 2022
B&A: A to-the-Ceiling Fireplace Redo Brings the Drama to a Very '90s Living Room
The "after" is a little airy, a little rustic, and very striking.
Sep 29, 2022
B&A: A Bare Living Room is Transformed with a Unique IKEA BILLY Bookcase Hack
The new scalloped shelving is a must-see!
Sep 25, 2022
Before and After: HGTV’s “Love It or List It” Star Is Her Own ClientHome Projects
Hilary Farr has to decide whether she loves it or lists it.
Sep 14, 2022
B&A: DIY Built-Ins and Dramatic Paint Transform This Family's Reading Room
"The only thing we would do differently is doing it earlier," these homeowners say of their DIY project. "It has really made the space feel purposeful."
Aug 14, 2022
Before and After: A Closed-Off Living Room Gets an Airy, Open New Look
With some budget-friendly, big-impact solutions!
Aug 5, 2022
B&A: A $2,500 DIY Redo Turns a Dingy Basement into a Bright Yet Cozy HangoutHome Projects
A painted fireplace, DIY slat wall, fresh paint, and a DIY ottoman really make this gathering space sing. Now, you can't even tell it's a basement.
Jul 22, 2022
B&A: A Dull Living Room Corner Becomes a Design Feature for Around $500Home Projects
This homeowner has some great advice for styling shelves.
Jul 18, 2022
Before & After: A Ho-Hum Brick Fireplace Gets an English Cottage MakeoverStyle
Bye bye, brick, and hello, period appropriate stone!
Jul 1, 2022
B&A: '70s-Era Living Room Cabinetry Gets a $1,200 Facelift Fit for 2022Home Projects
The new built-ins are more functional — thanks to to-the-ceiling shelving — and more stylish, too.
Jun 16, 2022
B&A: Bookworms Will Love How Two Homeowners Maximized Every Inch of a Blank WallHome Projects
"One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to interior design is not utilizing perfectly good space!" this DIYer says. This project leaves no usable inch untouched.
Jun 10, 2022
B&A: A Plain Attic Space Becomes a Cute and Cozy Lounge for Movie NightsHome Projects
From the cushy seating to the warm color palette, every part of this new hangout spot is inviting.
May 19, 2022
B&A: A TV Wall Shakes Its "Just-Moved Emptiness" with a Small-Budget RedoHome Projects
This TV wall goes from personality-less to charm central with just a few easy changes.
May 16, 2022
B&A: A Southwestern-Style Living Room Redo Lovingly Restores a Cracked FireplaceHome Projects
This little New Mexico home had "gorgeous, classic bones," its owner says.
May 2, 2022
Before and After: New (& Old) Furniture Transforms a 1918 Farmhouse Living RoomHome Projects
The vintage touches make this living room feel timeless.
Apr 28, 2022
B&A: This $2,300 Living Room Makeover Features a Gorgeous Brick Fireplace Redo
The homeowners kept their budget under $2,300 by selling their old furniture, sourcing budget-friendly new finds, and doing some of the work themselves.
Apr 11, 2022
Before and After: A Shabby Living Room Gets an Old-Meets-New MakeoverHome Projects
This savvy DIYer used bright colors and cozy textures to bring life back to her living room.
Mar 30, 2022
B&A: This Fresh Living Room Redo Makes the Existing Sofa Look Brand NewHome Projects
You don't need all new furniture to get a new look.
Mar 18, 2022
B&A: IKEA Hack Built-Ins Bring New Life to a Family Room for Just $800Home Projects
IKEA GERSBY bookshelves become custom-looking shelving in this room-transforming, one-wall redo.
Mar 9, 2022
Before and After: HGTV’s “Rock the Block” Takes Identical Living Rooms from Bland Box to Stylish SpacesHome Projects
In a recent episode of “Rock the Block,” the teams remodeled the entryway and living room areas of their respective houses.
Mar 8, 2022
B&A: A “Dark, Muddy, & Uninspiring” Living Room Is Now Filled with Vibrant ColorHome Projects
The new color combos in the "after" are bold and unexpected but well-reasoned and well-executed.
Mar 5, 2022
B&A: This Energizing Living Room Redo Features a Wall of IKEA-Hacked Built-InsHome Projects
The bold library wall is a bookworm's fantasy.
Feb 24, 2022
B&A: No-Demo Decorating Strategies Make This Living Room Feel Twice as BigHome Projects
No walls were lost in this redo, but lots of light was gained.
Feb 19, 2022
B&A: 2 Projects Totaling $700 Turn a Boring Living Room into a Cozy HangoutHome Projects
You don't have to change every single thing in a space to totally transform the feel of it, and this redo is proof.
Feb 10, 2022
B&A: A Dark Living Room's Bright Refresh Has a Sleek New Entertainment SetupHome Projects
A cool new media console + room-brightening details = one gorgeous living room.
Feb 5, 2022
Before and After: A $2,000 IKEA Built-In Storage Hack Saves a Cluttered Basement
"There are still a few stray big toy items that cannot fit in the drawers or cabinets, but overall it has the perfect mix of functionality, open space, and design I was craving," the homeowner says of the "After."
Nov 18, 2021
B&A: A $700 Fireplace Project Gives a Blank Living Room Wall Tons More CharacterHome Projects
This project is perfect inspo heading into cozy season.
Nov 6, 2021
B&A: A Living Room Redo Filled with Light-Optimizing Tricks—and a Smart $30 DIY
The new space feels lots bigger, even though it's the same size as before.
Nov 2, 2021
B&A: A $500 Living Room Redo Features a Bold Wall Color and Lots of Cozy VibesHome Projects
A few small changes made this living room way more welcoming for the whole family.
Oct 18, 2021
B&A: A 2-Color, $200 Paint Job Brings This Old Living Room to LifeHome Projects
The unexpected paint job gives the vintage living room a completely new look.
Oct 1, 2021
Before & After: A Decaying Duplex Becomes a Glam Blend of Old-Meets-NewHome Projects
The space features glimpses of the original brick, which runs three layers deep.
Sep 23, 2021