Photo: Sam Kaplan

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5. Carey Says...
"Moving on to the living room: Add some black-and-white for an instant update."

Print a few family photos in black-and-white, put them in simple IKEA frames and hang them in place of your tired old framed posters or prints. I also like to lean larger frames on mantles. You can swap your dusty or mismatched lampshades for simple black or white ones, which you can find at Target or World Market. They'll go with any color scheme, and your room will look cooler and more modern.