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2. Snag a painting or oversize photograph (at a reasonable price). Thankfully, the art world is ushering in a new era of affordable style from fledgling artists and photographers, spearheaded by innovative sites like 20x200, Etsy and Zatista, among others. Small prints are great too, but adding just one oversize piece to the mix can elevate an entire space.
Product pick: Available at 20x200, this oversize piece by photographer Christian Chaize would make a stunning focal point in any room.
5. Create coziness with a painted ceiling. For some reason, most of us don't give much thought to color on the ceiling, opting for basic white or matching the wall color. But a rich, contrasting hue on the ceiling can add a sense of depth and warmth in a wonderfully subtle way, perfect for bedrooms and living rooms.
6. Transform your room with an amazing pendant light. Simply swapping out the standard-issue ceiling light with a stylish pendant takes a perfectly nice but rather plain white or neutral room and makes it feel intentionally designed. Don't be afraid to invest in lighting, even if you rent — you can always take it with you when you move.
13. Layer window treatments. One window treatment is good, but two is so, so much better! Not only do layers look more finished, but depending on the treatment chosen, they can also help control and filter the light. Here are three options for layering windows with style: