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Decorating with Yellow
Photographer: Laura Resen

How to Use Yellow

2. Open up a small space.

To make a cramped room feel larger, douse walls in a vivid yellow. For a whimsical, big-top effect, paint wide stripes that continue onto the ceiling. First, mark off stripes onto white walls with painters' tape. Then just paint between the lines, remove the tape, and voilà!

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