How can I brighten up a dark room?
Use light-colored walls, sheer curtains, plenty of plants, mirrors to reflect light, blinds instead of shades on your windows, and minimal lampshades with a translucent effect.

How can I add personality to a boxy room?
Create a focal point, such as a wall with an unusual color, a tapestry, or a striking piece of furniture.

How can I draw attention away from my low ceiling?
Use up-tilting lamps to cast as much light on it as possible. Paint the ceiling a pale color that is lighter than the walls. Draw attention to the bottom half of the room with rugs and low-to-the-ground seating.

How can I buy bathroom supplies inexpensively?
Go to a 99-cent store. You'll find great deals on bathroom supplies, even if not everything is literally 99 cents.

How can I outfit my windows inexpensively?
Discount stores, like K-Mart, Wal-Mart, and Target are the best places for blinds, curtains, and shades.

How can I get brand new furniture inexpensively?
The cheapest furniture besides used stuff is the kind that you assemble yourself, from places like Ikea.

How can I make a single room apartment feel more homey?
You can either section off the space into several informal rooms or try to keep it as open as possible, avoiding clutter at all costs.

How can I make a tiny room feel larger?
Use a light, cool color scheme and get as little furniture as you can. Go for wall-mounted, rather than free standing, options whenever possible.

How can I use color to give a room more of a cozy feel?
Opt for a color scheme based on warm colors, such as red, orange, and yellow.

How can I use color to make a room seem more elegant?
Go with a cool color scheme based on blue, green, violet, and white.

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