50 Mini Makeover Tips

50 Mini Makeover Tips

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 24, 2008

It's easy to get caught up in feeling the need to redesign your entire living space. Click through the jump to see 50 ways to give your rooms a mini-makeover to keep the ants in your pants at bay.

Sometimes all we need is a little sprucing up to give our spaces a fresh breath of new life. Here are some of the favorites we found from this long list of ideas.

  • #34. Paint the ceiling in one room a sky blue, just for a change. "It finishes any room when you paint the ceiling [a color]," Karpa says.
  • #35. Take pages from a botanical book and mat and frame four to 12 of them. Arrange them to form a rectangle, taking the place of a large piece of art.
  • #13. Replace a tired print with new art to spark conversation. Try putting a large piece in a small space (such as a powder room) for drama.
  • #17. Install a dimmer switch to add romantic atmosphere to a room (or replace too-bright bulbs with lower wattages or tinted bulbs).
  • #3. Bring nature inside. Gather fruit, pine cones, beach glass, moss balls or stones and pile them in bowls.
  • #5. Take everything off your bookshelves or fireplace mantel and put only half back. "The biggest thing is editing," says Heidi Karpa, a Chicago interior designer who works with HGTV.

You can read the rest of the tips over here.

Photo by heimdalsgata via Flickr.

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