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Cover walls with secondhand mirrors, baskets, large clocks, and other items that add dimension.
Go Lighter After you find the perfect color for a wall on a paint card, buy paint that's one step lighter. Colors look darker on the wall, so the lighter shade will deliver more punch than you'd expect.
Stick to the Theme Dress up a bare area with variations on a single decorating theme. The small print hanging directly above the desk was the inspiration for this bird-theme desk space. A large painting above the shelf draws attention to the space and ties together the whole look.
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A console table for right behind the couch. Place a lamp on it. Drawers for papers from the kids - "in," "out," "file," etc. instead of a shelf? Bins underneath could hold a selection of board games, coffee table books, throw blankets, baby toys, more video game accessories (I KNOW - we have a lot).