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Sometimes our homes make us feel tired. As in weary of:
- Rooms that have looked the same since 2007.
- Kid- or pet-raddled furniture.
- Wending our way through — and cleaning — crowded spaces
- Dark paint, insufficient lighting, cluttered shelves or anything else that keeps us from loving where we live.
Maybe you fret over finding the money to redecorate. But you don’t have to spend a dime to get a fresh, new look.
Just a few simple tactics can provide the change-up you need. And summer — when it is cooler inside than out — is the perfect time to do it.
Here are some tips from the pros to get you started.
1. Use what you already have
That small table that no one notices in the living room would look great in the entryway, especially if it held a framed family picture or a vase of flowers from your garden.
Jennifer Mangum of Redecorate Today suggests moving a comfy chair from the family room to a bedroom corner to create a “private reading nook.”
“With the freed-up space in your family room, you could add a small table and chairs for a game/card area,” Mangum says. “Look around your home and see how you can switch things.”