3 Quick Home Decorating Ideas

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Paint an Inexpensive Piece of Furniture White
Paint an Inexpensive Piece of Furniture White

From wallpapering a window shade to reupholstering furniture with old curtains, these fast and easy makeover tips make a big difference.

Hang an Interior Curtain

Hang an Interior Curtain
Hang an Interior Curtain

In the kitchen of the same Atlanta house, a linen curtain runs on a track spanning the room and can be pulled “to conceal the mess of preparation,” Webb says. Steel-and-glass casements frame views of the pool and garden. 

Paint an Inexpensive Piece of Furniture White

Paint an Inexpensive Piece of Furniture White
Paint an Inexpensive Piece of Furniture White

This Kansas City house’s dining room, a former loggia, is “light, bright, and airy,” homeowner and designer Zim Loy says. “I accomplished that with lots of white paint.” She bought a beat-up old $60 table at an estate sale and gave it a fresh new look by the painting the base high-gloss white. Its curves echo the arms of the Barbara Cosgrove chandelier.

Dress Up Hallways with Turkish Runners

Dress Up Hallways with Turkish Runners
Dress Up Hallways with Turkish Runners

In the second-floor hallway of a California house, designer Betsy Burnham overlaps Turkish runners from Rugs & Art, drawing the eye to a Moroccan-inspired reading nook. The vintage carpets “can transform a plain hallway into a decorated space,” Burnham says. “A really faded, tattered rug is instantly Bohemian.” The window seat is covered in Tibet woven silk from S. Harris. Pillows by Hollywood at Home; garden stool from Rolling Greens.

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