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After: A Good Morning

Breakfast rooms come to life with light. If shutters are blocking out sunlight, remove the ones on top and hang simple curtain panels that can be pulled shut for privacy.

Try a bold color that will get you going in the morning. An orange-and-blue paisley cotton fabric works well when the window sashes (the framework that moves when you open a window) are painted a darker shade of blue. Taking a cue from the curtains, paint the walls a soft blue color.

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