Shag rugs with new shorter pile made of natural materials make good accents on durable hardwood flooring.
Fresh coats of neutral-colored paint can transform a space for little money.
In general, 1970s ranch-style living did not bring attention to itself.
Sofas were functional and comfortable--neither spare, like mid-20th century pieces or overstuffed, like some gargantuan sofas and chairs made in the early 1990s.
In the living room, a 13-foot sofa from the 1940s faces a voluptuous chaise modeled after one Simon admired in a Victoria's Secret catalogue.