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Being under house arrest seems to have an upside for Lindsay Lohan.
The 24-year-old actress says that since being confined to her 3,000-square-foot home in Venice Beach, Calif., she's caught up on movies and TV shows, stayed out of the public eye, and, most important, had time to finish decorating her house and patio.
"I probably wouldn't have done it had I not been home," Lohan says in an interview in Life & Style magazine, on newsstands Friday.
Lohan is serving house arrest on a 120-day jail sentence for violating her probation in a 2007 drunken driving case by taking a necklace without permission from a jewelry store in January. She began serving her sentence last month and is expected to serve about 35 days.
Lohan says that while not ideal, she treasures these moments alone in her home.
"There are so many things you can do," she says. "It's a nice way to just be reading scripts and focusing on what I'm going to do next."