With the change of seasons, attention turns from the backyard to our indoor
spaces. With the cooler months ahead and more time spent indoors, who
wouldn’t love a quick living space refresh? Fortunately, you don’t need to
completely revamp everything to have a new look. Small changes can have
a big impact as well.

Paint is one of the easiest ways to change the look of any space. Paint fads
quickly and designers recommend repainting every 5-7 years. This is an
opportunity to use new colors. Dark and warm to create a cozy, relaxing
space or go bright and bold to add energy or inspiration. If a larger project
is too daunting, then adding a single accent wall provides drama and

Look at updating lighting and other fixtures. It’s surprising how quickly a
lamp can change the tone of a room. Don’t be afraid of mixing traditional
furniture styles with modern fixtures. Use lighting in a new way. Highlight a
special picture or piece of art. Light a dark corner or use variable light bulbs
to provide flexibility in intensity.

Another great tip is to hit the local farmer’s markets and fairs. Style does
not need to come from the chain stores or design magazines. Add some
eclectic pillows, candles, baskets, or anything else that interests you.
Personal style is just that – personal. With fall on the horizon, spruce up
your living spaces with a few small changes.