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Five fast home decor updates with fantastic results

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Updated: 1/25/2013 10:30 am

(BPT) - With the fast-paced lives people can lead today, often we strive for instant gratification to fit into our busy schedules. So when it comes to home improvement projects, wouldn't you love an instant update for boring home decor? Fortunately, there are numerous fast fixes that can produce fantastic results. Try these easy update ideas and realize the rewards of a fabulous and functional home makeover.

Let it rain

Wish your basic bathroom was a relaxing retreat? You can quickly achieve serenity by simply swapping out your showerhead. The new Moen Halo rainshower, available at The Home Depot, is a perfect pick. Halo features an innovative, pivoting double-ring design which provides 60 percent more coverage than traditional non-pivoting rainshowers, while offering three spray settings - full rainshower, deep massage and relaxing massage - for a spa-like experience. With an easy two-step installation you can upgrade your bathroom in no time.

New life to lighting

Light is an important element for any room - but are your lamps looking a bit lackluster? Turn older lamps from trash to treasure with a coat of spray paint. Today's spray paint offerings provide endless choices - from shiny metallics to subdued hammered or brushed finishes - which can create the style you desire in minutes. Plus, new products, such as KrylonDualPaint and Primer, offer a simple one-step solution to make your transformation quick and professional looking. Finish off by illuminating your creation with a new lamp shade to complete a magnificent makeover in no time.

Fabulous frames

Photo frames are the ideal choice to add a decorative and personalized touch to your shelves and tables. Bring this common decor pick into the modern age by simply updating standard photo frames with new digital versions. Available in a variety of sizes, shapes and finishes - and for modest prices - you'll soon enjoy ever-changing slideshows of your family, friends and favorite moments. Think you're not tech-savvy or it will take too long to do? Many frames allow you to simply insert the memory card from your camera to create the instant show. Plus, you'll no longer have to worry about choosing the perfect picture or the trouble of developing and sizing it to fit the frame.

Charisma with color

It's proven that color can influence our mood, making it an important element to consider for every room in your home. Adding small accents of color within a space can be an instant and easy update that can change with your mood. For living rooms or bedrooms, plush throw pillows or blankets can create an entirely different look and feel. Try bold colors to add vibrant energy, or soft, neutral colors for a calming, warm essence. And don't be afraid of patterns and textures - a combination of styles can create a look that is completely unique to your style. Next, arouse your sense of smell with aromatic candles and floral arrangements. Finally, in kitchens and baths, swap your basic hand towels for a new vibrant color or design. You'll find making small updates can be simple, yet produce dramatic results easily.

Faucet focus

From prep to clean-up the kitchen faucet is one essential you interact with on a frequent basis everyday, so if yours is not up to the job, it's time for an update. The new Haysfield with MotionSense from Moen makes it easy to accomplish a variety of routine tasks with speed and efficiency. A simple hand movement sets water in motion in an instant and helps prevent the spread of germs. And, replacing a kitchen faucet can be a surprisingly simple do-it-yourself project. Simply follow the enclosed directions, or utilize online installation guides and videos, and you'll soon enjoy the fashion and functionality of your new faucet.

When you're feeling your home needs an instant update, don't become overwhelmed. Changes can be simple, fast and cost-effective, while still offering fantastic, functional and stylish results.

For more information about Moen products, visit www.moen.com.

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