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2012 Idea House: Farmhouse Restoration | Stairs Paint your handrail high-gloss black. It's a look that is handsome and durable. "A touch of black gives a room definition," says Paige. Turn the stairwell into a gallery. Start by hanging two or three larger pieces along the wall, and then fill in with smaller ones. Mix the subject matter and frame styles for more interest.
Do-It-All Drawers If all you have room for in your entryway is a narrow console table, it's important that you make the most of it. Divided drawers can store daily essentials, such as car keys and electronics, and keep clutter out of sight. A shelf at the bottom of this table also corrals a collection of board games.