Weekend Makeovers

A few simple changes can yield big results. Our room-by-room guide features done-in-a-day makeovers you can easily tackle in a weekend.

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4. Take Note

Give yourself a break from e-mails, text messages, and voice memos—with stationery as pretty and playful as this, nothing beats jotting down notes, writing to-do lists, or (gasp!) actually penning letters to friends the old-fashioned way.

Buy it: Smock Paper Bicyclette Scratch Pad, $7, Chatham Scratch Pad, $7, and Breakers Notebook, $9; smockpaper.com

Xonex Soft TwistPen in Pool Blue, $13.50; amazon.com

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