Steal This Look: Budget-Savvy Living Room Fixes

Get a designer look without busting your budget; create a stunning living room by incorporating key designer tricks and making the most of the furniture and accessories you already own.

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Trick the Eye

Visually elongate windows by hanging draperies high on the wall, right under crown molding, to create a long visual line the eye follows up, giving the impression the ceiling is much higher. An oversized wallpaper pattern works a similar magic, visually stretching walls to make a small room feel more spacious. Image courtesy of Thibaut


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