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8. Drapes, meet dryer. Draperies also need attention when you are cleaning the windows. A simple way to remove the dust and dirt is to place them in the dryer for a few minutes on a warm setting. The dryer will remove dust and allergens in the fabric. Remove them from the dryer and hang them up quickly to prevent wrinkles.
5. Teeny photos. Small photos (especially keepsake photos from years gone by) may not be able to fill much more than a few pages in a scrapbook, but slip them into oversize frames with deep matting, and suddenly you have a full gallery collection with each image presented as a work of art.Buy inexpensive frames and carefully cut acid-free art paper (with a sharp box cutter) to create custom matting for each image.
You can create interesting photo vignettes through mat style as well. The example shown here employs large white surrounds for the colorful photographs and minimalist frames. The approach keeps the room light and bright and provides a distinct focal point.