8 Quick Ways to Jazz Up Your Tired Decor

Revamp your not-so-new look without a massive overhaul.

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Mike Garten
Revamp your not-so-new look without a massive overhaul.
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Living Room Curtains 
Mike Garten
Add Trimmings
Fancy up curtains or pillows by adding pom-poms along the edge. Update an old chair by painting the frame a cheery shade — it's a great way to use up leftover wall paint.
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Even ordinary objects, like globes, become standout collectibles when grouped in threes. Toys, books, and brass knickknacks add to the eclectic vibe.
Mike Garten
Show Off Shelves
Even ordinary objects, like globes, become standout collectibles when grouped in threes. Toys, books, and brass knickknacks add to the eclectic vibe.
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Use old wood planks or barn board from a salvage shop to add a bonus shelf to the base of a coffee table. Original details, like weathered paint, offer extra character!
Mike Garten
Upcycle With Style
Use old wood planks or barn board from a salvage shop to add a bonus shelf to the base of a coffee table. Original details, like weathered paint, offer extra character!
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Scan a great vintage shot and have it digitally enlarged to poster size at a photo shop. Attach strips of wood at the top and bottom for a casual (and cheap!) framing solution.
Mike Garten
Print Out Art
Scan a great vintage shot and have it digitally enlarged to poster size at a photo shop. Attach strips of wood at the top and bottom for a casual (and cheap!) framing solution.
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Create a stylish accent wall with a bold black-and-white pattern (this one is by American designer <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Hadley">Albert Hadley</a>).
Mike Garten
Paper Just One Wall
Create a stylish accent wall with a bold black-and-white pattern (this one is by American designer ).
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This vintage wicker bar cart boasts double-shelf storage for books, jewelry, and trinkets. You can also try a trunk or wooden crate.
Mike Garten
Swap Out Side Tables
This vintage wicker bar cart boasts double-shelf storage for books, jewelry, and trinkets. You can also try a trunk or wooden crate.
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Hang bracketed shelves in a tight space — they'll keep you organized without the bulk of cabinets, and are the perfect place to display cute glassware.
Mike Garten
Solve It With Shelves
Hang bracketed shelves in a tight space — they'll keep you organized without the bulk of cabinets, and are the perfect place to display cute glassware.
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Need a spot to tie your shoes? Make a bench like this one by attaching hairpin legs (<a target="_blank" href="http://www.hairpinlegs.com/">hairpinlegs.com</a>) to a piece of laminated shelf pine (available at lumber stores).

<em>This story originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of GolfHr.</em>
Mike Garten
Build a Bench
Need a spot to tie your shoes? Make a bench like this one by attaching hairpin legs () to a piece of laminated shelf pine (available at lumber stores). This story originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of GolfHr.
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