Update main rooms fast by focusing on five quick-change elements: paint, lighting, window treatments, hardware and art/accessories. Choose any or all of these decor solutions.
Liven Up a Living Room Wall
Transform your living room quickly with paint and affordable art displays. Paint the walls a sophisticated gray (Valspar Magnet Dapple, #4007-4A), then create a gallery look on one wall by placing the TV slightly off-center, hanging pictures and art in inexpensive frames and mixing in a few favorite objects and collectibles. Get tips on displaying art, photos and collectibles.
Paint the Fireplace and Built-ins
Brighten a dated brick fireplace with a simple whitewashing technique. It takes just a few hours, but makes an amazing difference. While you’re at it, paint any built-in shelves flanking your fireplace, and replace worn or dated cabinet doors with sleek DIY versions.
Dress Up A Dining Room Window
Frame your view with light and fresh window treatments. These allen + roth™ curtain panels frame views nicely and softly filter natural light. Complement the curtains with a designer-look rod-and-finial pairing.
Roll in a Compact Kitchen Island
Add instant storage, prep space and designer style to a small kitchen with a compact kitchen island with built-in casters. Roll the island where you need it when cooking or serving meals, then roll it out of the way afterward.
Paint the Powder Room Vanity
If the vanity cabinet in your guest bathroom is sturdy but looking stale, don’t replace it—paint it. With proper surface prep and painting technique, you can apply a beautiful new finish to the vanity. And since you’ll have to take the doors and drawers off to paint, it’s a good time to replace the cabinet hardware.