If you don't have a lot of money to spend, but you're eager to make some chaanges in a room, John Saladino suggests that some basics can go a long way.
*Obviously, paint can make a dramatic change. Rather than getting caught up in sponging or fancy finishes, the designer recommends keeping it simple. Use a flat paint on the walls and a gloss on the woodwork. It's very nice if you paint them the same color.
*Slipcovers in any style, done very simply, will instantly change the look of a chair or a sofa. It's a great way to celebrate the seasons -- use leather or velvet in winter, linen in summer. This is something possibly anyone can do himself -- with a piece of fabric thrown over a sofa and knotted at the bottom.