Tip 1...Don't Sweat the Basics.
Consider spending your well-earned dollars on timeless accents for your home instead of bland flimsy pieces that may not make it after a year.
Tip 2...Make the Most of What You Got
Enjoy your space and take advantage of what you have. We love the painted black closet-turn-galley above with the addition of the mirrored panels. What once probably seemed cramped is now sexy and open - appearing to almost double the size of the space.
Tip 3...Elevate the Everyday
Just because you haven't found the perfect piece yet, doesn't mean you should treat your current furniture and decor as placeholders. Embrace your pieces and personalize the space by adding personal objects, pictures and arranging things they way you like them.
[Image and tips from Domino March 2009]
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