Decorating & Furniture/paneling



I am moving in to an apartment and I like everything about it except the paneling in the kitchen.  The landlord will not let me paint over it so I am wondering if you have any suggestions on how to spruce it up and make it brighter?  My only ideas are through window treatments.  Any other ideas would be great.

Thank you, Lori

Hi Lori,
      Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do to paneling when repainting is not an option. Look for large prints in bright colours and paintings with large white mats. Having frames the same or near the same colour as the paneling will help hide them against the wall bringing the mats and pictures forward. Hope this helps, and good luck :)

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G. Norah Baker


My areas of expertise are color selection and accessories. But I have a general knowledge of all areas of interior decorating and would be able to answer questions in any area.


I have decorated over ten houses and apartments and have consulted on five outside projects. I have had an interest in decorating since my teens.

I graduated with highest honors (96%) from Thomson Education Direct in 2002

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