Before and After Decorating Pictures To Give You Inspiration!

I love looking at before and after decorating pictures. It always amazes me how just a few changes make such a drastic difference! Before and after photos offer such great inspiration to everyone thinking about tackling a project.

Well, I put a few before and after decorating pictures together, that I hope you enjoy. From window treatment ideas, small bathroom makeovers, to a total farmhouse renovation!

Before and After Decorating Pictures of a Dining Room Makeover

Paint can make all the difference!  We all have had our dining room painted “red” at some point, have we not?  Well, my client was ready for a change!


Before and After Photos


Isn’t it amazing what painting a soft blue color did to transform this room?  What makes the blue paint color work instead of the red, is choosing the right color for the furniture.  The furniture is cherry and has a red tone, then paired with red walls was just too much.  The soft blue walls complimented the furniture tone and softened the entire look!

My Sweet Little Sweet Tennessee Home

We have lived in the same home for 18 years!  It isn’t large, or fancy, but it is a wonderful, and loving home for all who enter.

Foyer Makeover

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Sometimes, it is the little things that make the biggest difference.  Lighting always makes a huge impact on any design!  Adding a lamp, especially in the foyer is so welcoming!  I changed the picture above the cabinet with a mirror.  The mirror reflects the beautiful light fixture in the sitting room.   This was an easy and inexpensive makeover that made a huge difference!

Living Room Makeover

Fireplace Makeover

before-and-after-decorating-photos-a11Our 70’s fireplace needed some updating.  My husband did a great job giving our living room fireplace a makeover.

Window Treatments


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Curtains make a world of difference in a room.  In a kitchen with a larger window a box pleat curtain was the best choice for this window treatment idea. I love box pleat curtains because they are easy to make and do not take a ton of fabric!

Front Porch Makeover

This is my front porch. My husband surprised me with this makeover for my birthday! It cost $150 to give our front porch a much needed update. Here are the detailed instructions on why I’m still married… no, I mean how to give your porch a cheap makeover.

Kitchen Accessorizing


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Accessorizing a Kitchen

Adding A Little Character

An old antique lead glass window made the perfect touch for added character in an open area. It looks great from both rooms!

Furniture Makeover Idea

Are you looking for unique nursery furniture? This idea is fabulous! What a great way to save money, and create a beautiful piece of nursery furniture. Thank you

One Cool Building

I recently vacationed in Asheville, N.C. and came across these two buildings.  One completed, and one looking like the perfect haunted house!

Before and After Decorating Pictures of a Living Room

In the photo below, the iron piece above the mantel did nothing to add interest or color to the room. Replacing the large iron piece with artwork was perfect!

When adding draperies, a little fabric goes a long way. Changing out the chair made a spectacular difference! The new chair’s lines and curves are beautiful; a much more polished look than the previous old frumpy chair. Replacing the fabric ottoman with the rectangle wood coffee table, was a much better fit!

Bathroom Makeover

How fun is this small bathroom makeover? This is from Better Homes and Gardens, and it just goes to show you how easy it is to make a huge impact in a small space! Here is my small bathroom makeover.

This is what my kitchen looked like when I first saw it! Talk about needing to be added to the before and after decorating pictures gallery of shame! I knew this kitchen had potential. It just took a lot of faith, hope, and believing . So, the first step was deciding how to paint kitchen cabinets.

I painted the cabinets, changed the counter tops, and replaced all of the hardware! What a difference!


This was a fun project to do. The current table just wasn’t substantial enough for the space. Choosing a larger piece of furniture, adding accessories, and choosing some great artwork transformed this entryway from boring to sensational!

This is one of my favorite before and after decorating pictures!

Painted Fan Blades

Check out this tutorial on how to make your fan blades look like old barn wood!


Boys Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Isn’t this a great transformation? Check out the rest of the page that is all about decorating boys room ideas from a fabulous blogger!

Outdoor Furniture Makeover

There is nothing like spray paint to cure a multitude of problems. Re-painting this bench was just one of the side projects I did when deciding to learn all about painting a deck!

There is nothing like before and after pictures to give you inspiration!




  1. I sure feel like I am still “wet behind the ears” on learning all about blogging. But, what I know so far is, good content, and good photos goes a long way! Thank you for visiting.

  2. Thank you for letting me know! I just moved over to WordPress, so I am trying to smash (work out) all the bugs. I appreciate you giving me a heads up about it. Stay warm, and have a great day.

  3. Thank you! Lots of great idea. I was interested in the drapery and window ideas and came away with a few more.

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