Su­per Stylist Jackie Brown swoops in and saves a dark liv­ing room with a few new prod­ucts to lighten the mood.

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Jackie Brown light­ens up a dark and brown liv­ing room.

BELINDA FRANKLIN, FROM Wol­lon­gong on the New South Wales South Coast, needed help adding space and light to a liv­ing area that she de­scribed as “brown, dark and brown – did I men­tion is was brown?”. The cosy space is used by the fam­ily – Belinda and her hus­band, Mark, and son, Liam – to re­lax and watch tele­vi­sion, and she was happy to change up most things in the room.

The ver­dict

Belinda is thrilled with the changes our stylist, Jackie, made to her liv­ing area. “It’s per­fect given the bud­get. It demon­strates that it doesn’t cost a lot to get a new look.” The whole fam­ily loves the makeover, but Belinda’s favourite ad­di­tion is the tele­vi­sion unit, and she looks for­ward to curl­ing up with the new throw and cush­ions. “The room now is bright, airy and spa­cious,” says Belinda.

“Re­plac­ing the large art­work with two smaller pieces made the room ap­pear big­ger.”

Dark times

Wood fin­ishes plus a brown rug and en­ter­tain­ment unit made the space too dark.

GO FOR GOLD 2 x Muse Ti­tian cush­ions in Grey/ Gold, $34.95 each, from Pil­low Talk.

EX­TRA COMFY 3 x Two Tone cush­ions, $15 each, from Tar­get.

BIG IM­PACT Shaggy rug in White, 1.33m x 1.8m, $49, from Kmart.

SOFT GLOW Mar­ble tealight holder, $9, from Kmart.

SNUG­GLE UP Chevron throw, $14, from Kmart.

CLAS­SIC LOOK Mar­ble vase, $19, from Kmart.

Lighter and brighter

A sleeker tele­vi­sion unit, a lighter rug and new wall art open up the space and brighten up the room.

A PAIR... Re­becca Judd Loves Home Repub­lic “North­ern Lights” print, $169.95, from Adairs.

...OF ART­WORKS Re­becca Judd Loves Home Repub­lic “Me­teor” print, $169.95, from Adairs.

TRENDY TRAYS Hexagon metal trays, $9 for set of 3, from Kmart.

LOW­LINE PIECE Stock­holm TV bench in Wal­nut Ve­neer, $499, from Ikea.

Flower power Fresh na­tive flow­ers add colour and life.

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