Brighten a dark space by hanging a mirror where it reflects light from a window
Courtesy of Coastal Living

Mirror Bright

Brighten a dark space by hanging a mirror where it reflects light from a window. This trick is also great for small rooms. Large mirrors will make the room appear bigger.


Combine opaque and sheer fabrics for a chic effect

Southern Living

Fabric Fancy

Combine opaque and sheer fabrics for a chic effect. This adds textural appeal to any room. The sheer fabrics also won't block out natural sunlight, which will easily brighten any room.


Rehang your art

Group Shot

Rehang your art. Group small pictures together for maximum impact. It can give your room an instant facelift. This is easy to change and fun to arrange! Also, it's much cheaper than buying a large piece of art.


Rearrange your furniture
Laurey W. Glenn

Musical Chairs

Rearrange your furniture. Assess what’s blocking the flow of traffic through your house and move it to a more convenient location. This will make the room appear more organized, and you might just find that long lost remote once you move the couch.


Hang those mismatched antique pieces of china on a wall instead of a painting
 

China Cheer

Hang mismatched antique pieces of china on a wall instead of a painting. Buy discarded china plates at any local flea market or thrift store. Pick colors in the china patterns that coordinate well with your room and buy plates in a variety of sizes and styles for more interest.


Paint a ceiling to create depth and contrast in a room.
Andreas von Einsiedel

Celestial Ceiling

Tired of staring at the same blah white ceiling? Paint a ceiling to create depth and contrast in a room. For a subtle change, chooose a light shade of pale blue to float overhead. Your room will feel instantly airy and light, as though that were blue sky above.


Pull up a bench to the dining table
Robbie Caponetto

Eating Nook

Pull up a bench to the dining table. Not only will it create space for extra guests, but it will also add a casual note to your decor. This is an especially great solution when kids are among your guests.


Display an interesting botanical pattern
Robbie Caponetto

Naturally Charmed

Bring the outside in: Display an interesting botanical pattern or introduce a natural texture and fabric to your interior.


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