My living room is at least. not making any claims for myself.
Before I knew the power of white: The yellow made everything gross and we took advantage of the shelving like it was the drunk girl at the party. Also, it was christmas...or no more than a few months after christmas. shut up.
After: Roommate painted walls & fireplace (which was gross off-white, now brilliant white), IKEA sofa slip covered, her uncle also made that wonderful & simple coffee table, a couple of my projects and BAM, we pass for respectable members of society. Take THAT college!