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Fake It As You Make It
You don't have to be the next Bob Ross—or an HGTV Design Star contestant—to create your own eye-catching wall art. Search for orphaned frames lying around your attic, your grandparents' house, and the Salvation Army, then paint them the same color as the walls. These "ghost frames" add faux-architectural interest to the room, says Living In a Nutshell blogger Janet Lee.

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