10 Decorative accents for boring rooms

Sep 15, 2010 at 4:35 p.m. ET

Maybe the living room hasn’t been painted in years, perhaps the art on your bedroom walls is drab and passé, or maybe you’re just in the mood for something fresh. Whatever the case may be, we have 10 amazing tips to decorate and update even the most boring rooms in your home.

Woman touching chandelier


Check out crown molding

Not only does this trim add height and depth to a room, it's also one of the classiest finishing touches available on the market. For added oomph, paint the molding a vibrant color.


Vinyl wall decal

Use decals

One of the hottest trends on the design market right now is adhesive decals. They're simple to use (peel the back off and apply the decal to a wall as you would a sticker), and they add an incredibly unique punch of color.

3Look to your windows

Highlighting a big bay window is a great way to freshen the look of any room. Accent it with blinds or lush floor-length curtains, paint the trim, or find a really creative looking curtain rod.

4Create a photo wall

If you're tired of looking at the same old art spread throughout your home, do something creative with it by creating a picture wall.

5Find the perfect chandelier

Chandeliers are a great way to draw the eye up in a room. Instead of settling on one from a generic big-box store, stop by one of your local antique markets. Grab whatever they have and spray paint it in a bright color.

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