15. Punch It Up With Pink
It’s a shockingly elegant accent. If pink’s too feminine, try a rainbow of colors to punch up your home.
16. Go for DIY Slipcovers
“Home Depot drop cloths make great upholstery and slip covers. They look like old homespun linen, but cost a fraction of the price,” explain Brooke and Steve Giannetti, coauthors of Patina Style (September 2011).
17. Fake Architecture
Instead of painting walls one flat hue, designer David Stark paints the bottom one shade and the top another! A chair-rail-like line emerges.
18. Create Ambience
Clodagh McKenna, author of Homemade, puts votives in old jam jars when dining alfresco to create a casual, romantic mood.
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