The most dramatic change you can make!


Paint is by far the most cost effective and dramatic change you can make to a space.  That’s not to say that having a room painted is inexpensive; but dollar for dollar, paint will make the biggest transformation for your buck! You can go from dark to light, from neutral to colorful, from cool to warm; what ever you want. Think about it; you can have a space painted, put back all of the original furnishings and you’ll end up with a completely new room! It’s amazing what a difference it can make.

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DIY quick & simple updates, part 1

Here are a few ideas to quickly and easily update some decor pieces you probably already have in your home.

First up is a decorative mirror that was given to me some years ago. I believe originally the mirror was gold, then someone painted it red & gold, then I painted it brown, probably 15 years ago. I am not a fan of brown these days and this piece was dusty and drab and needed to be freshened up!

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My top pics of wallpaper from “Decorators Best” list



My top pics from the list of the “Best Selling Wallpaper”
at Decorators Best:

They have pages & pages of wallpaper designs on the list with prices ranging from just under $25.00 per single roll, to some priced at more than $400.00 per single roll and even some papers that are priced by the yard!   I’ve tried to include both a broad range of prices and designs for you here.  



Keep in mind that a little wallpaper can go a long way depending on where & how it’s placed.  For instance, wallpaper can be applied to one wall in order to create an accent or feature wall, like this;




Wallpaper can be applied to the ceiling, inside of a bookcase, or even a breakfast nook.  This “North.Hem in Midnight Blue from Ralph Lauren” would look fabulous on the ceiling of a child’s bedroom don’t you think?

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