Wake Up an Entry
Five ways to wake up an entry for under $50 (each) starts with the vertical stripes of allen + roth wallpaper (#119769, model #LW1340050). This pattern helps a small space live larger. A single roll makes a big splash.
Hang a pair of mini pendants (#351049) with watercolor-like brushstrokes on either side of the mirror for last-minute touch-ups.
Carve out a landing spot for shoes, coats, and keys with stock pieces for around $50 plus paint. All you need is a frameless mirror (#26068), a simple shelf (#307258) painted orange, and moulding (#3487). Add hooks (#122562) under the shelf for an extra $10.
Tuck a galvanized bin (#66661) under the shelf to catch shoes, bags, and books.
A doormat (#379174) inspired by the lively colors and patterns of Moroccan tile goes with the bold wallpaper. Two mats really make a statement. Use carpet tape or a rug pad to secure them.
Score with Scale
Color and pattern provide a big impact on a small budget. Use oversize-pattern wallpaper, like this design from allen + roth (#119769, model #LW1340069), in small sections to create a surprise in a corner. Then add simple elegance to your space with orchids.
Beef Up Baseboards
For less than $1 per linear foot, paint about an inch above the baseboard (we used Valspar Signature in Fall Leaf, #2009-5), then cap with trim.
Four Bedroom Updates
Turn the headboard wall into a focal point with allen + roth wallpaper (#119769, model #LW1340001). Build a headboard using paint, tape, and trim. Add a turquoise lamp base (#338348) with an elegant shade (#352514) and include throw pillows (#308214).
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