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Tip 5: Brighten Your Dining Room With Paint

Change the mood in your dining space with a rich, appetizing colour.

"I rarely use blue in a dining room," says Ty Pennington, host of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". "Persimmon, cranberry, pumpkin, celery...these are good colours for a dining room." Can't afford an expensive buffet or sideboard? "Create easy serving and storage by using unused corners and installing shelves," he recommends.

See more rooms with jewel tones in our photo gallery.

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