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10 Fun Ways to Decorate with Color

All that stands between you and a fabulous, freshened-up home is some paint or a roll of wallpaper and a little ingenuity.

By Terry Trucco

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Wallpaper in an eye-catching print behind your bed perks up a room and says, "Look at me!" And what better way to attract attention than with a fearless pattern? "It's just one wall, so you need something that makes a splash," says color consultant Victoria Stuart Burke, owner of Stuart-Creal Studio in New Milford, Connecticut. Paint the walls a color that's in the wallpaper, but select a light, quiet shade that won't compete with your showpiece.

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