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You know how your boyfriend gets a new shirt or pair of pants and suddenly he’s cool to you again? Your home is like that boyfriend. And with inspiration from some of the latest high-profile designers’ books—additions like a round mirror, removable wallpaper and more—you can do a little makeover that will add the heat back to your home affair.

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Round Mirrors Are Everything

They are trending. Hard. But they’ve actually been fashionable for decades, and their curves add softness to the otherwise hard lines of table legs and chair arms. Add one to a gallery wall or over your mantel.

Design inspiration: Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home

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Wallpaper An Accent Wall

The new removable wallpapers make this a low-commitment splash of pattern that you can take with you when you move. And the one-wall design scheme makes this economical and impactful. So grab a glass of wine, put on some music and make a night of it.

Designer inspiration: Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home

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Spruce Up Your Winter Garden

In warmer climates, the cold weather doesn’t start until way later in the season. So now’s the time to beautify the garden for more outdoor entertaining. Buying Adirondack chairs, adding a striped pillow and putting in a bright planter or two are easy updates.

Design inspiration: Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces

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Add a Wild Cat Pillow

To paraphrase Diana Vreeland: Leopard print is the navy blue of interiors. In other words, it goes with everything and looks great. Tiger, too. Add one or two pieces to your living room and see if you don’t suddenly feel more chic.

Designer inspiration: Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style

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Layer Your Rugs

If you place a small rug over a large one you can actually make a small room look bigger and cozier. A fuzzy rug looks fab atop jute, and a cowhide rug pairs well with anything from an overdyed Persian to a contemporary geometric.

Design inspiration: Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home

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Install a Fire Pit

Now you can say, “Let’s retire to the patio for after-dinner drinks, shall we?” Even if you’re just talking to the cat with the remains of your takeout and box of wine. 

Design inspiration: Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces 

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