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7; Rearrange your books on bookshelves. Organise in size order, or put books with similar coloured spines together. It looks much neater than a jumble of sizes and colours.
8; Buy a bunch of flowers and display them in most prominent part of room. Not only will they look good, they will make place smell nice too.
9; Cover chipped and stained table tops with sticky backed plastic. There are a host of colours and modern patterns and textures to choose from.
10; Pick up an old fashioned mirror from a car boot, or garage sale and decorate with glass paint. Paint a design straight on to mirror if you are artistic, or use a stamp or stencil if you are not that confident.
11; Give your net curtains a new lease of life by dyeing them to match your colour scheme. Cold water dyes are easy to use, and have a good colour range.
12; Give your skirting boards, window sills and paintwork a fresh lick of paint. You will be amazed how clean your room will look with gleaming new paintwork.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gail Miller is a UK artist and writer. View her vibrant, contemporary artwork at her website, Gails Art Gallery http://home.freeuk.net/gails-gallery ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~