OK, so I thought I would share with you a little about HOW I did a recent fall makeover to my Family Room/Kitchen area. I did the entire makeover in 30 minutes and for under $100. Let me show you how…
Before (My Neutral "Summer" Look):
After (Ready for Fall!)
First, let me share a few of my "tricks of the trade":
1. I have simplified my furnishings so all of the main pieces (sofas, chairs, rugs, end tables, etc…) are neutral in color and style: white slipcovers, black wrought iron table, seagrass rug, glass lamps, etc… this makes switching out accent colors and seasonal decorations EASY.
2. Over the years, I have amassed a large collection of colorful, seasonal decor items like pillow covers, foilage, etc… so when the seasons change, I pull out my plastic storage totes and get busy.
3. I have specific designated areas in my home for updating with seasonal accents, for example, I update the large vase on my entry table with the seasons (or my mood!!) Other areas include: the coffee table, the kitchen table centerpiece, the mantle and niches on either side, sofa and chair accent pillows and throws.
So here's how I did it:
First step is to remove all accessories and accent pillows from the space.
Next, I gathered together all of my "fall decor" totes in a "staging area"…
Then I work my way around the room, starting with the accent pillows- these usually drive my color scheme…
The only thing I purchased for this makeover were these two Pottery Barn jute trimmed pillow covers for $30 each (and I had a $50 gift card for those, so they really only cost me $10). I loved the rich rusty red color! I actually sewed an accent panel for my jute pillow out of some scrap fabric and trim…I will share the DIY on that project later this month!
After deciding on my pillow covers, I work on some of the main "seasonal spots" like the coffee table…
My brown candlesticks look great no matter what season it is! The "vintage" wine crate/planter is another DIY "makeover" that I will feature next week!
I also decorated the mantle and niches…
All the fall foilage and white pumpkins have been collected over the years.
Last, I finish the kitchen table centerpiece…
I moved the large gathering basket from the coffee table and use it as my centerpiece, filled with fall foilage and white pumpkins.
So that's a behind the scenes look at how I do my seasonal makeovers…the next one will be for Christmas!!!
Can't wait…trying to decide between a traditional "red" Christmas, or the "coastal blue" Christmas color scheme we did last year…I would LOVE your input!
this post is shared with Between Naps on the Porch's Metamorpheses Monday