Mornings are a bit cooler, the kids are back to school, and you look at your calendar and there are only 124 days till Christmas! Summer takes its toll on your home interiors. Perhaps you have piles of papers in the dining room, a spooky dust covered living room, and the family room’s pillows have been over loved by both the kids and your dog.
A fall home decorating refresher is the perfect remedy for your home’s style malaise. It’s time to add a new furniture arrangement, an accessory shake-up, and some strategic power shopping to put a bit of zing into your home spaces.
So where to start? I offer 4 tips in this post to remedy your home’s neglected look.
#1 Assess your Stuff. Take a hard look at your stuff. Move room to room and look at your furnishings, lamps, accessories and art. Could some of these pieces be swapped to another room, be reinvented, repurposed or removed?
- In our example, a large painting from the living room was swapped. The scale, colors and style looked great over the couch.
#2 A New Position. As the seasons change, so should your room's arrangements. Fireplaces in the summer - who cares; but as the cooler weather creeps in, you'll want to soon be curled up next to your fireplace with a cup of hot coffee and a cozy throw. A mantle refresher will give new life to your fireplace and a new furniture arrangement will give you a fresh perspective and a new view whether your room's emphasis is a fireplace, TV or just to create a new seating for conversation.
- In our example, a new position for the chair, and an added ottoman from another room creates a new arrangement for the space. The brown ottoman pulls the color down from the paneled ceiling and provides a place to put up your feet.
#3 Tactile Textiles. Nothing give a space a new style than textiles. A pop of a new color in new drapery panels, pillows, or a throw will instantly up a room's WOW rating.
- In our example, we did some strategic power shopping at Tuesday Morning and added colorful drapery panels and just in for fall, seasonal hued pillows to give the space an update.
#4 Accent with Accessories. Whether you shop your own home, or pick up something new, accessories will refine and finish a space.
- In our example we added a new rug to add that cozy layer for cooler days. The fun ombre indoor/outdoor rug from RugStudio was selected on-line. The vintage vases, tray and books were shopped from other areas of the home, and finish the room's new look.