|A stencil inspired buy the pendant creates a colorful border.|
(2) Paint ONE wall in your largest room. Use a color from your furniture or accessories to complement the existing decor. Choose wisely - an accent wall should not be broken up by windows or doorways or the impact will be less. Can't do a full wall? Try a stencil around the perimeter or around the canopy of your light fixture.
|A pair of similar pieces changes the wall.|
(3) Update the flooring with an area rug. It's OK to place a decorative rug on carpet (especially worn and dated carpet). Change the area rugs you have from one room to another for a new look.
(4) Change your art. Add a mirror, create a 'pair' of pieces, re-arrange one wall with a vignette of photos or art rather than one or two large ones. Buy some new art and frames at www.art.com.(5) Add a backsplash. If you have drywall behind your sinks in the bath and kitchen, try adding some decorative tile to dress it up. The cost for an 18" x 4' space can be as low as $30 in materials. Check out our YouTube tile installation video.
(6) Hang new window coverings. If you have blinds, try adding side panels for softness and warmth. www.ikea.com has great pairs for under $40. Already have panels? Change them out, add trim, add tassels, change the rods. Going from heavy drapes to sheers will make a big difference in the space. Need blinds? The big box stores sell ready-to-hang and cut-to-fit blinds.