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The cheapest accessories are those you already own. Grab a bowl from the kitchen to display photos and postcards. Stack books to form risers that elevate eye-catching objects. And call upon a vintage planter to double as a handy, and handsome, remote control caddy.
"I love creating small cozy spaces to curl up in," Apartment 34's Erin Hiemstra says. "Since we have limited square footage in San Francisco, I created an 'end table' out of my favorite design books and magazines."
"Personalize your home through photography. I love to use family photos in non-traditional ways to enhance a room's decor," says Naomi Stein of Design Manifest.
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This blue-and-white living room would be plain-ole pretty on its own. But it's a head-turner with pops of pink such as the fuchsia ottoman and dusty rose throw pillows.
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A cheap curtain wire kit—not brackets and drapery rods—supports these panels in the den of this California home.
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Humble collectibles — such as paint-by-number renderings and shell-covered jars — enjoy a much greater presence as part of an ensemble cast.
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These walls are covered in grass cloth, to reflect the ever-changing light and colors of the nearby marsh. Floors are swathed in faux sisal made of polypro that, unlike the real thing, resists stains.