If you are in a slump at this time of year with the shorter days and incoming colder weather, a few inexpensive design updates in your home might cheer you up. Here are a few of my favourite decorating ideas for a fall refresh.
Create Visual Interest with Texture
Using texture in your home décor can bring a whole new level of visual interest to your space. Add a cozy throw blanket to your bed or sofa. Recover your ottoman in a jazzy textured fabric with an eye-catching yet understated design. Or add wallpaper to your ceiling with this subtle marble design to create movement and interest.
Add a Temporary Backsplash
For an inexpensive update, consider installing a temporary backsplash tile in the kitchen or bathroom. It’s a great option if you live in a rental. My research says you can remove these peel-and-stick tiles with heat from a hair dryer with minimal damage to existing surfaces.
Replace Area Rugs and Toss Cushions
A quick and easy design update is purchasing a new area rug and coordinating toss cushions for your living or family room. For a mid-century vibe, consider one of my “go-to” looks with carpet tile, or choose a beautiful area rug from one of my favourite manufacturers.
Introduce New Paint Colors
You don’t necessarily need to repaint an entire room to add some pizzazz to your space. A few months ago, I painted the concrete post in our living room a gorgeous shade of warm red, and it makes me happy every day. Consider adding a soft accent colour to one wall and wrapping it onto the ceiling. Alternatively, consider adding this lovely shade of blue in a bedroom to brighten your day yet invoke a feeling of calm.
Declutter and Organize
Last but certainly not least, a good decluttering and tidying of your home can bring a renewed sense of joy to your life. Start by clearing visible surfaces and picking things up off the floor. Put your items in labelled containers and tuck them away in a closet for a quick refresh for any room. If you don’t open the containers before next summer, you can probably let go of most of the contents. It’s a bold move, but it might be easier than painstakingly going through everything again.
Feel free to send some pictures of your decorating ideas for a fall refresh. Or reach out if you need help deciding what’s best for your space.