Update To An Autumn Look

We saw it on the runways during the Fall 2010 fashion week and in storefront windows shortly afterward, and now you can bring Fall’s hottest color into your home.

Plum made a splash this year on all runways from Zang Toi, Anna Sui, Phillip Lim to J. Crew. The “it” color of fashion week was a huge part of many top designers’ shows and should play a role in designing your home space this fall.

Our friends at Sure Fit offer the following tips to transition your home from a summer to a Atumn feel and re-design the look of an entire room for $500 or less. 

Refinish Refresh

Restoring the finish on your furniture is a great way to enhance the style of your home. Forget spending a ton of money on new furniture, and learn how easy it is to restore and refinish the pieces you currently have.

Do it Yourself Details

Pay attention to the little changes that can make a big impact. Swap out cabinet hardware for an updated look in the kitchen, or cover up throw pillows with sunnier colors and textures for a warm weather update.

Quick Cover Up

Freshen up your furniture and protect it from muddy feet and melted popsicles with a semi-custom slipcover. Leading slipcover provider Sure Fit has an extensive selection of fitted and tailored styles in an endless array of colors and materials for couches, chairs, recliners, futons, ottomans and more. They also provide “Tuck-Once” tools and grips that help to lock your slipcover in place for a natural, fuss free solution.

Rearrange Change

Moving furniture may be the easiest way to change the look of your space. Try rearranging a room, or trading out furniture from one room to the next. That unused rocker could look great by the front window, it just needs to get brought up from the basement!

Bring the Outside In

Fresh flowers are one of the best ways to make your home feel fresh and new. Pick flowers from the yard, or place a wheatgrass planter on the windowsill for a great springtime addition.

Subtle “Ac-scents”: A smell can bring on a flood of memories, influence people’s moods and even increase efficiency. Give your nose something new to smell by adding seasonal candles, flowers, or aromatherapy diffusers for a subtle update.

Add Artwork

 You might not be able to afford the Picasso you’ve always dreamed of, but adding artwork to walls can make a huge difference in contributing interesting and uplifting elements to your space. Affordable artwork is easy to find, you just have to look for it! Check out thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales and auction websites, or create your own by simply framing fabric swatches or enlarging photos for a personal touch.

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