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One of life’s most enduring mysteries is how to give a quick and simple boost to your living space without breaking the bank. Well, luckily, Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley are here to help. You may remember Thom and Carson from the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy — they're OG tastemakers from way back! They’ve got a brand new show premiering this Friday, Get a Room with Carson and Thom, and they’re helping people take their living spaces from drab to fab. Considering that Thom is an interiors genius and Carson has style sass for days, this is one show you can't miss.
So what’s their take on how to easily shape up your space? Here are the daring duo's top three.
“Light fixtures are like jewelry for your house,” said Carson. “They’re easy to change, and there are a lot of great websites where you can buy designer quality lighting for not a lot of money. And it’s not expensive to change them out, it’s like changing your earrings!”
Once you have that new lighting installed, you need to make it work for you. The best way to do that is with dimmers, which let you set the right tone for your space. “Don’t underestimate the power of a good dimmer,” advised Thom. “Turn the lights out and imagine something beautiful.”
Lastly, flowers can have a transformative effect on a space. Though Carson prefers the singular beauty of an orchid, any specimen will do. “It costs almost nothing,” he added, “and every space looks better.”
Be sure to watch Get a Room on Fridays at 9/8c!
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