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Decorating Makeovers Part IV

In my final ode to House Beautiful's 101 Decorating Makeovers, from the February issue, here are some more of my favorite tips for renewing your home with small changes. To see them, just


Go here to see my other favorites, and be sure to pick up a copy of House Beautiful for 80 or so more decorating makeover ideas.

  • "If your kitchen is cramped, remove your upper cabinets and install open shelving. Just as much storage space, but without the bulk."
  • "Cover the books in your bookcase with white or brown kraft paper, and write the titles on the jackets with a fountain pen in really personal handwriting."
  • "Tired of your red coral? Spray it black!"
  • "Instead of centering one big piece of art over your bed, hang one really small piece. It will have even more impact."
  • "Rearrange your fireplace mantel. Instead of one candlestick at each end, mass lots of them on one side. Remember: Odd numbers make the best arrangements."

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