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Decorate your home in new year

india Updated: Jan 01, 2012 01:30 IST

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As the new year is approaching, here are some tips to make your home look spic and span.

Hot tip:
1. Change your cushions: Buy cushions of different shapes and sizes. A low-cost decor makeover can be done by changing cushion covers. Pick bright shades and patterns.

Home decor2. Buy a print: More affordable than fine art, an artistic photograph adds a modern tinge to your home space. Also, photography is an art trend that’s here to stay. So if you choose well, your photograph will appreciate over time like other art forms.

3. Go shabby chic: The advantage of shabby chic-styled decor is that you can reinvent things, and it is light on the pocket! An old trunk or antique chest of drawers is a great example of the style.

4. Update upholstery: Just changing the upholstery on a few select pieces in the room will give it new life. Colours like white and cream suit big sofas or chairs, particularly if you’re using stronger accent colours around the room. These colours also open up a space dark colours will make a space appear smaller.

5. Coffee table books: The power of text is such that it draws your eye to it, no matter what else is in the room. Your coffee table books will instantly stand out in the room and end up being conversation starters.