1. Paint smaller rooms in softer, lighter colors to help make the room feel larger.
  2. Use decorative mirrors to add instant light to your living space.
  3. Mix it up – Mix up patterns and textures. Mix up old and new, expensive and inexpensive
  4. Slipcovers often get a bad rap but they are truly wonderful things. They can serve as a  means of changing your furniture’s look to reflect the seasons. These easily removed coverings allow you to have a sophisticated look without constantly worrying about people dirtying or spilling on your furniture
  5. Wicker baskets are an economical and elegant way to add storage to any room.
  6.  Instead of running to the store, take a good look at what you already have. Trays, wooden, acrylic, metal or silver can be placed on top of luggage racks, tea carts, trunks, bedside tables and coffee tables for extra texture and dimension.
  7. Paint or wallpaper your bookcases
  8. Use area rugs to soften hardwood floors
  9. Adding the right window treatment can make all the difference. Blackout blinds or curtains go a long way in sleeping areas and living room drapes, even sheers, added to existing roller blinds add privacy and mute direct lighting when needed.
  10. Utilize a variety of lighting types (including natural, ambient, and task lighting) in every room. Consider adding in some sconces, a floor lamp, desk lamp, or pendants to bring more light to those darker spaces in your home.