Monday, April 30, 2012

In Style and Perky

Do you remember when InStyle Magazine had a separate shelter magazine? It didn't last long, but while it did, it had some nice things in it. In their regular fashion issues, they often devote a few pages in the back of the magazine to design and decor and entertaining.

This month they had a cure feature called "10 Ways To Perk Up Any Room." So how about it? Are you feeling perky yet?

#1. Hang drapes from ceiling to floor

#2 New lampshades (Target has some colorful ones - #2. Paint a room a dark color - #3 Art in the kitchen

#5 Lacquer your walls - #6 Get a bench or banquette for the dining room and put your table against a wall - #7 Display art on a ledge or shelf

#8 Be bold in the bathroom - #9 Brighten bookshelves, paint the back of them a color - #10 Accessorize a tray
What do you do to perk up your house?

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  1. Dark all over is such a bold thing to do. People get so afraid of how it may make a room appear smaller...i feel it only adds drama to a space!! Who doesn't love drama?

  2. Something for everyone in this list of 10 Valerie! Would love a revamp of my little apartment.
    I have changed to wordpress same name Carla Loves Photography just different URL, have added you on my new blogroll under design + lifestyle.
    Carla x

  3. I beg to disagree, a dark room can be classic. I love your blog Valorie!


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