I believe if you are going to live in it, you should LOVE it. You should be excited to come home to it everyday and be proud to show it off. I want to inspire you to make your home what you have always dreamed of. It doesn't matter how big or small the space is, it is what you do with that space that makes all the difference. I'll show you how I make our home something that we live in....and love it and I will show you how I do that on a budget.
Let's bring all those wonderful outdoor Fall colors into our house's. Think Burnt Orange, Yellow, Dark Red, Dark Chocolate Brown & Green. These colors remind me of mums, leaves, tree bark and pumpkins. But just making little changes to your home is all you really need to do to bring the outside.......inside. You don't need to paint your walls. A throw, curtains, new pillow covers or new pillows, some real or faux pumpkins, candles, tables cloths. Fall makes me feel like starting a fire, getting under a blanket and reading a good book or blogging. ;-) I love texture inside a home. Add some colorful pillows, layer throws with pillows in the bedroom and living. Add burlap table runners to add texture to your dining room table. Candles, candles and more candles. Nothing makes a house nice and cozy and romantic for that matter then candles. All of these additions can just be pops of color in your home and are easy to change out for the next season.
Enjoy your Fall Season.
Pictures from "Better Homes and Garden" and Google Search Images.
I love decorating for the Fall. It's my favorite time of the year. It only took me about 30 minutes to transform from Summer decor to Fall decor.....and I didn't spend any new money. I pretty much decorate with the same materials each year. I love Burnt Orange and Sage Green together or Burnt Orange and Light Slate Blue. I have a neutral Living Room already with light Beige on the walls, black leather couch and a pretty neutral area rug.
Before with Summer Decor
After with Fall Decor
I changed the Slate Blue curtains for Burnt Orange lined curtains first. Then I put the Slate Blue pillows away and brought out the Burnt Orange ones. (The blue pillows are actually red underneath and the blue is a pillow cover). Then I took my multi colored Slate Blue throw from our Master Bedroom and put it on the couch. I added white craft pumpkins, faux gourds and some burnt orange flowers (in place of the blue Hydrangeas that were there) and I was done with the switch from Summer to Fall.
I also bought new lamps and shades for the Living Room. The old ones were too dark for the room and didn't give us good light (1st picture). Now these new crackled crystal bases and white drum shades give great light in the room and I love the new look to the room. (lamps and shades purchased at Target)
Money Saving Tips:
Great way to save money would be to buy pillow covers and just buy one set of the pillow insert. You can now have a "new" look for each season or each time you just want to refresh the room.
Switch pillows, decor, or throws from other rooms and get a different look in the other room.