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With smoke pouring from the inside of the wall the electrician explained his procedure for rewiring the house and asked, “What color of socket colors would you like?” After listening to the choices I said, “Let’s go with antique white.” “Good,” said one of the kids standing near me, “anything but beige!” “Um, antique white is beige,” the repairman explained. The heartfelt sigh I heard made me realize I was in a decorating rut. If you are in a decorating rut too, here are four tips to help you break out without breaking the bank.
1. Paint. While I am a fan of antique white, adding a new color to the wall can give the room a completely different character. My sunny yellow bedroom feels light and airy no matter what season of the year it is.
2. Reduce clutter. Get rid of things you no longer want or need and remove extra items from countertops. Dump those papers you’ve saved for ten years. You’ll be amazed at the amount of space available. This happens often with my kitchen countertops. I remove clutter and think, “Wow! I have room to cook again!”
3. Choosing a new piece of furniture is a great way to bring a room up to the modern era. Can’t decide which color to choose? Find color inspiration from a favorite wall color or painting. Tip: When shopping for the living room, don’t overstuff the room; plan for ample walking room between furniture pieces. If you want to forget the pricey interior designer, Sears’ Furniture Collection can help turn your living room from drab to style magazine-worthy in no time. From traditional to modern, Sears’ furniture collection has something for everyone. You have the option to mix and match pieces from each collection to suit your taste or shop the entire collection for a matching look. Plus you can upgrade your room in small payments using FREE Sears Layaway (no service fee) through March 24th. This offer is valid on new Layaway contracts only.
4. Tie the room together with matching pillows, a rug and other accessories. Updating throw pillows to ones with a color that pops can add drama to a room, although if you have children you might already have enough drama. In that case, think of it as “enlivening your space” or “freshening up your décor.”
Try these tips and your friends just might be begging for you designer’s phone number!