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Decorating Makeovers Part II

As the sequel to Decorating Makeovers Part I, here's a handful of my favorite tips from House Beautiful's 101 Decorating Makeovers, in the February issue. I'm sure you can make way for one of these changes in your home, and you'll see that they have a big impact on renewing your home. Go for it when you


  • "Out of season, stack your leftover wood—artfully—in your fireplace."
  • "Open that coffee table book! Instead of displaying the cover, open it wide to your favorite page and let it really take over your coffee table."
  • "Buy a large map, poster, or print and cut it into equal parts. Frame all the sections and reassemble them on the wall."
  • "Instead of buying complete matched sets of towels (something's always missing at the store), buy different shades of one color and mix it up."
  • "Gather all your accessories that are the same color from every room in your house. Don't worry how they relate or what you bought to go with what. Now . . . group all of them together on a tabletop."

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gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Crabapple that's exactly what I was thinking! :ROTFL:
MandyPinecone MandyPinecone 9 years
I love the towel idea. our guest bathroom is yellow and blue, in there the towels are yellow and blue.
SwtLikeCandi1 SwtLikeCandi1 9 years
That is a really cute idea, I'm going to try it!!
crabapple crabapple 9 years
yea...the logs look good but I can't help but wonder what sorts of critters could be living inside..beetles, termites, etc. EEEW
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
Doesn't everyone do that with towels? I really like the map idea. I'm looking for something similar for my bedroom.
wren1 wren1 9 years
Loving the tips--the logs, the sectioned map, grouping the accessories--love it
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I like how the logs look, too.
Carri Carri 9 years
I like the towel idea!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
So true about the towels haha!
emalove emalove 9 years
It's all so white!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
That's such a neat idea in the photo with the logs.
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