When it comes to curing the curse of a bland and boring space, there are always lessons to learn. Whether it's adding books and art or taking a risk with color, these trusted designers share their tricks for breathing life into a plain space.
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These days, there are too many design tricks and DIYs to blame a bland space entirely on a lack of money -- so take a risk and make some changes!
-- Darlene Weir, owner and principal interior designer of Fieldstone Hill Design
Family photos really help to breath life into a space. Don't look for the picture perfect photos, because often the best photos are the candid ones. I have the silliest shots up on my walls with my son, and I get a great big smile every time that I walk past them.
-- Camila Pavone, interior decorator and blogger
Meaningful, taste-specific accessories instantly make a space feel more personal. Anything with a strong point of view will delight people and give them a sense of who lives there.
-- Lauren Liess, decorator, textile designer, and blogger
Plants and flowers are key essentials to all homes. They really help spaces come alive.
-- Tina Ramchandani, founder of interior design firm Tina Ramchandani Creative and blogger