Turn an ottoman into a coffee table: Top it with a tray, and place a book and a bud vase on top for an inviting look. This cozy option is great for family rooms.
Tip: For families with newborns and toddlers learning to walk, this is a smarter and safer option for avoiding a few bumps on the head.
In a small space, use a tiered table or bookshelf for pretty colorful storage. Try placing your favorite bath salts in a glass jar and displaying fragrant soaps.
Create interest by adding two pillows in a solid color and one in a coordinating print to your sofa. Use contrasting colors to add more interest. Don't worry about matching pillows perfectly, either. Pick pillows that tie in other colors in the room or in the adjacent room for continuity.
Dress up a plain curtain with trimming from the fabric store. Trim the sides or stitch it straight through the middle -- this idea looks cute in any room.
Change out your lampshades. Put a pair of red shades in place of ivory ones to add a note of color to your room.
Use your books as a decorative element. Packed into a bookshelf, or stacked as a side table, they are a great conversation piece and adds scholarly appeal to your study room.
Prop all your trays against the backsplash in your kitchen for instant art.
Don't resign your laundry room to the forgotten room of your home. Freshen up the space with some sweet ideas. Decant your laundry products into attractive glass canisters to make daily chores more rewarding.
Add a bowl of lemons to a coffee table or the center of your dining table for instant sunshine.
Tip: When lemons begin to age, slice one and toss it in the garbage disposal to give a fresh smell.