Redecorate Today (For Practically Free)
No money? No time? No problem. These decorating ideas are the quick fix you need to have your home looking like it came straight out of the pages of our magazine. With a little creativity and a few choice products (some you may already have), you'll be churning out Instagram-worthy moments in every room of your house.
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Use stacked books to create artsy display pedestals on any surface.
Have 10 Minutes?
You can redecorate. Watch and see how!
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Dial Up Drama
Hang a large mirror above the fireplace for a dramatic look.
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Gather objects by color or shape; display together for impact.
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Swap your linens. Combine pillow cases from one set with sheets from another.
Restyle Your Bed
Change up a few throw pillows and you're on your way to a fresh bed. Watch and see how to shake up your look.
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Create a bouquet by massing mini vases holding one rose or peony each.
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Bring in nature -- stones, shells, or pinecones -- to fill a pedestal bowl.
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Use trays to display objects on a coffee table, gather gear on a nightstand, or corral cell phones and coins on an entry table.
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Out of the Jewelry Box
Display jewelry on a bedroom dresser in a way that's handy, yet personal.
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Cast a New Light
Change the shades on lamps. For a perfectly proportioned lamp, the shade should be:
-- Approximately two-thirds the height of the lamp base.
-- Deep enough so that a small portion of the neck (the fitting between the lamp and the socket) is visible.
-- About one-and-a-half times the width of the lamp base.
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Perk up storage with pretty labels. Purchase them or make them yourself with our free printable labels.
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Roll Out the Red Carpet
Or blue. Or green. Or multicolor, for that matter. Unroll a bold runner to add color and pattern to your kitchen floor. (Use a rug pad to keep the runner in place in this high-traffic area.)
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Toss a throw over the back of a chair or sofa for a color lift.
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Hang a mirror on a wall opposite windows to maximize natural light.
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Play with Texture
Reconsider texture pairings -- rattan with silver, stone with crystal, or silk with burlap.
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Back It Up
Revamp a bookcase by painting the back inside wall or lining it with paper.
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Add height and drama by cutting a tall sapling and "planting" it in a weighted container.
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Wake Up Fresh
For a little pick-me-up, place a small arrangement of fresh flowers on your nightstand.
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Fill It Up
Even a small bare spot, such as a wall nook, is a candidate for a pretty wall art arrangement. Group a collection of like items (here, blue transferware) in a gallerylike arrangement.
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Enlarge a child's drawing and frame it for display.