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Bring it home! Fab looks for your domain

Whether it's new tile style or beautiful bath fixtures, "Today" style editor Judy Gordon has advice to help find a fresh look for your home
/ Source: TODAY

Memorial Day means more than sizzling swimsuits, weekend getaways and the unofficial start of summer. It’s also the time for major home furnishings sales and a perfect weekend to think about a new look for your own domain. Whether you're up for a quick fix or a major change, it’s all right here in this week’s home edition of The Trend Report.


Trend tip: Study up on your favorite styles before you go so you can spot the real steals and deals. Plus, you'll minimize the chances of making an impulsive mistake!

Trend tip: If you’re willing to go for a pricey plunge, make it tile. Yes, it will cost you, but it is something that will last forever. If you’re not sure and just want to get your feet “wet” (no pun intended) Ann Sacks publishes the definitive book of tile choices and designs for just $20.

Trend tip: Quick fixes for an outdated bath: Remove nasty old wallpaper and select a great paint to give your bathroom a fresh look. And, a new shower curtain can add texture and color, making the space feel alive — besides looking totally different!

Trend tip: There’s nothing old-fashioned about the finishes on these tables and bases — marble tops are coated to help eliminate stains; bases are coated in abrasion-resistant finishes. The good news is that your furniture will be long-lasting.

Trend tip: You can always tone down a sleek, modern look by choosing wood finishes such as cherry, walnut, maple, ash, beech or dark-stained oak — all of which make a subtle but “wow” kind of style statement.

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