Dallas, TX: Ross & Megan BrownTraditional Living Room, Dallas
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11. Revamped heirlooms. Update a family-favorite piece that has seen better days by having it reupholstered in a fresh, colorful fabric you love, and top it with coordinating pillows. The pairing of contemporary fabric with a traditional frame sets a playful mood that’s perfect for a heavily trafficked family room.
The takeaway is simple: You can start life as prim and proper, but you don’t have to end it that way. These centenarians are still rocking the house.See more of this elegantly updated Dallas homeGreat sofas in history: Abraham Lincoln Sat (and Flirted) Here
First, take a look at the furniture you already have. If a piece is cheap and you don’t like it, get rid of it of you can. If the style is dated, let it go — unless it has sentimental value, in which case you might consider refreshing it with new upholstery or a new finish. If you’re still uncertain about whether to keep things, consider hiring an interior designer, even on just an hourly basis, to help you sift through your possessions and tell you what’s worth saving. “The decorator will see things through a different lens,” says Allison Caccoma of Caccoma Interiors.
Megan's aunt gave her the camelback sofa upholstered in lemon-striped fabric. Megan added chevron print throw pillows from One King's Lane for a quick update.Paint: Graystone, Benjamin Moore; coffee table: Foxed Mirror, West Elm