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Up! make the most of your artifical lighting
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Get funky with lighting
Toss out those boring old halogen floor lamps -- now. There
are plenty of more exciting options available, for just as cheap, too --
as always, secondhand sources are the very best places to locate unusual
lighting. Look for funky fifties-style table lamps, or
sixties/seventies sphere lamps ... and don't forget, if you see a great
looking lamp base with an absolutely hideous lampshade, that shade can
very easily be replaced. Remember too that spraypaint is your good
friend, and can cover up a host of lamp problems (chipped paint, ugly
paint, stains, etc.).
Add some greenery to your scenery
Head to your local greenhouse and pick out a few potted houseplants.
There’s something so cheery about a room with plants in it –
provided the plants look healthy and lush, of course, so either be
super-vigilant about watering, or choose something that requires minimal
care (spider plants and cacti, for instance, seem virtually un-killable
and would therefore be prime candidates). If you love to cook, you might
also want to consider growing a few potted herbs on a sunny windowsill
… they’ll look great and as an added bonus, will provide you with
fresh ingredients for your culinary creations.
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You can accomplish any of these minor makeovers in the span of a
weekend. They’re small changes, to be sure, but it’s the combination
of all the details that can really give a room personality.
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