Simple decorating ideas that have a big impact
Play up architectural details
Hang oversize lamps
Chalkboard paint isn’t just for kids
The rich, steely color of chalkboard paint makes a dramatic focal point in an entryway, kitchen or mudroom.
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Spell it out
Large block letters are an easy way to personalize your space. We love stating the obvious, like "bunk bed" in a kids' room or "eat" in the kitchen.
Go graphic under foot
Keep large furniture pieces neutral so you can easily (and affordably) change a room's style without replacing everything. This way, when you're ready for a change, a statement rug does just the trick.
Instead of painting a wall a solid color, add interest with stripes in varying shades of the same color. Horizontal stripes look chic and elongate a room visually.
Collage your headboard
Need a bedroom refresh? Instead of buying more furniture, a bulky headboard or luxurious linens, frame a collection of your favorite prints and hang them above your bed.
Don't forget about the door
Make a statement coming or going by painting over your door. This retro stencil makes the door look like a secret passageway. It'll definitely be a conversation starter at your next cocktail party.
Layer with linens
Curtains are great for privacy and keeping the light out of a room, but they also add a soft and cozy element. Position your rod across the length of a room and hang curtains from side to side for a romantic, eclectic look -- no handyman required!