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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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For the easiest ever room redo, roll out an exuberant rug. "Color on the floor adds instant energy and always warms up a room," says Los Angeles interior designer Sasha Emerson, who looks to Madeline Weinrib, the Rug Company, and Ikea for contemporary rugs in zesty shades. Shop for a busy, color-drenched pattern if you have kids or pets. "The more going on in the rug, the less mess you'll see," Emerson says.

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