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Great Home Design: You Did That Yourself?
Updating a room can be as easy as buying paint. Here are three ideas for sprucing up an old piece of furniture, a bare wall, and a bed. By Jennifer Sergent
Comments () | Published October 21, 2010
Photograph courtesy of Jennifer Sergent
Redecorating is easy when you have the budget to shop at will—but how many people can do that? Just as this recession has been all about “shopping your closet” when it comes to clothes, the same concept can be applied to the home.

We asked three interior designers to share do-it-yourself tips for freshening up a room by using items you may already have.

RIBBON ACCENTS

Annette Hannon, an interior designer in Burke, got creative when decorating a bedroom for a designer showhouse. She didn’t want to spend money on fancy sheets, so she bought fancy ribbon instead. She sewed double-sided satin ribbon along the trim of the sheets and pillows, instantly adding a designer feel. Grosgrain ribbon is also a good option, she says.

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