Small Changes, Big Difference

Give your home a mini face-lift with these 10 tricks.

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Create a mood with paint
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Create a mood with paint

Change the overall look and feel of a room with a simple, budget-friendly paint job. Choose cooler hues, such as sea-foam green and sky blue, to convey a sense of calm and serenity, or rich, warm tones to achieve a cozy, comfortable feel. For an expansive, airy effect, paint the ceiling a few shades lighter than the walls. You can also accent one wall with a bold shade or sand texture.

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