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Warm Things Up—Without Pillows and Blankets

A foolproof way to make any part of your home more inviting is to have lighting that's flexible with the time of day, mood or event. Meridith Baer, who stages homes for A-list clients like Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt, puts dimmers on every light switch to help set the right ambience. She suggests keeping them fully lit in the day and then lowering them in the evening since homes look best with a soft glow at this time. Not to mention it helps create a more relaxing environment to help you unwind or sets the tone for an intimate dinner party.