Check out this dining room makeover from Better Homes & Gardens in 1956.
Clearly, the dining room was “hideous” before, deemed “gloomy” in the copy, with its hardwood floors, bare window, high ceiling, and chandelier.
The designer fixed these problems by painting the high ceiling pink to “bring it down,” covering the window with drapes, installing wall-to-wall carpeting over the hardwoods, and replacing the chandelier with “adjustable ceiling lights that turn to dramatize table centerpiece or arrangements of accessories.”
If I bought this house today, 50 years later, I’d be working to make the room look like that “before” picture again. Would you?
If You’re Hooked on Retro Rooms:
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