Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fast & Fabulous Decorating Projects

Give your home décor a lift with these easy decorating projects from Better Homes & Gardens, that are fun, fresh, and fast! 

Add intricate architectural detailing with ease. This elegant wainscoting looks like the result of hours of elaborate work, but it just calls for a visit to a home centre or hardware store. The ready-made PVC latticework panels are mounted on the wall above the baseboard and topped with a chair rail made from 1x4 and 1x2 boards. Screen molding is nailed in place to hide the joints where the panels meet. Paint the raw wood pieces with white paint color-matched to the PVC.

Don't let the inside of a wood bookcase or hutch keep beautiful display pieces in the dark. Show off the contents and lighten the decorative mood of the entire room by painting the shelves' interior. Add even more personality by wallpapering the inside with a fun pattern.

Artwork doesn't have to be expensive or hard to find to be pretty and special. Gather a handful of floating frames to hang on a wall in an abstract arrangement. Fill the frames with beautiful letterpress cards or anything that strikes your fancy and complements your décor.

Turn a plain bulletin board into a decorative accessory that's functional too. Display a bulletin board in a stylish frame -- try a chunky black frame for modern décor or gilded molding to fit more traditional décor. Then add a decorative wall decal on the cork to dress up the memo board.

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