The fall harvest and the vibrant colours of autumn have given way to a new popular trend of completing your resolutions in the fall. This year, give your place a new look and a new life by using these 6 simple tips to update your decor.
Start With Your To Do List
Delegating due dates for your upgrades is a simple way to put the amount of work you may need to do into perspective. Create a daily or weekly to-do list, and check off each task as you complete it. Regardless of whether it is putting a fresh coat of paint in the bathroom, or updating the art in the living room, creating a daily or weekly planner will motivate you to complete the required tasks and keep you on track.
Change Your Seasonal Decor
Changing your seasonal decor is an essential step to updating the way your apartment is decorated. According to interior designer Sarah Richardson from HGTV, switching throw pillows with light blues and yellows for heavy throw blankets, and velvet pillows in rich fall shades will give your apartment an extra cozy feeling, and make it more inviting during fall months. Sarah also suggests adding in a rustic tray, with an array of acorns, squashes, and gourds to display in the family room.
Put a Wreath On Your Door
Create an inviting atmosphere to your apartment before friends and family even enter. A seasonal wreath on your front door emanates a warm welcome and constitutes a first impression. Follow these simple steps for a DIY wreath from Elements of Style. The autumn colours, combined with your personal touch will not only set the tone for your apartment, but it will also create a conversation piece before anyone even enters your apartment.
Consider a New Colour Scheme
Fall is a time of change and new beginnings. This year, for a different approach to re-decorating your place, choose a colour scheme that would not be your regular choice. Accents that have bold colour statements, or repainting one wall will give your apartment a completely different atmosphere, and change the mood. Regardless of what you choose, adding a colour scheme outside your comfort zone is an excellent way to refresh your surroundings, and update your decor this fall.
Upgrade Your Linens
Your bed is a tranquil spot where dreams and sleep are the escape from everyday life. Give your bed a makeover this fall, and purchase new linens. According to research from New York University researcher, Philip Tierno, the average person should be washing their linens every two weeks, giving you the perfect excuse to spoil yourself and purchase a new sheet set and duvet for your bed. It will be beneficial to you in more ways than one, as it will not only be visually appealing, but you will also sleep better.
Prepare for Guests in Cold Weather
The importance of having an easily accessible and organized entryway in the colder months is often underestimated. The colder weather means that guests arriving at your place will need the space to hang their coats, hats, and outerwear. Create an entryway with hooks for coats, a bench for taking shoes off, and storage compartments for hats and mitts with this easy DIY tutorial. Making space for your guests to easily transition to indoor clothing will make your place feel warm and inviting.
Your apartment is where you spend the majority of your free time, and keeping it up-to-date in decor and organization will keep you happy, and reduce your stress, making it less of a house, and more of a home. For more tips on updating your decor this fall, visit the Medallion Blog.