tidy living room

Photo: Josh Gibson

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Self-Burglarize Your Space
"To make a big improvement in the living room, I'd suggest minimizing accessories. Take everything out of the room—picture frames, stacks of books and knickknacks—and then place some, but not all, back. [The remaining objects] will look less like clutter, and the room will be more inviting."—Phoebe Howard, author of The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard