A fresh coat of paint While it’s not realistic to repaint your entire home with every single seasonal change, picking an accent wall to paint once a year or once a season is an affordable option. A small area with a fresh coat of paint will make an entire room feel like new. This season, try a coat of dark green or blue on the walls.
Sweat the details If painting a wall might be too big of a project for you to tackle you can still welcome a new season with small décor swaps. Copper is a big trend this autumn. Trade your wicker basket fruit bowl for a copper-hued one like this one from Pier 1 Imports, $129.95. Leather accents incorporate the browns of fall and we love these leather pillow covers from Pottery Barn, $129.50 to $149.50, as they speak to the colour palette of the season.
Change out your towels and bedding Out with the lights and brights of the summer, in with the darker shades for fall! Substitute your white and yellow towels and bedding for darker grey or brown ones to make your space look seasonally chic. Try the Chambers® Heritage 800-Gram Solid Towels from Williams Sonoma in Pewter ($19 to $110) for your bathroom towels and Bed Bath and Beyond’s Regency Heights Hotel Reversible Duvet Cover Set in Brown ($114.99 to $139.99) in your bedroom.
Fall florals While summer months call for light and airy arrangements throughout the home, autumn is a more appropriate time for earthy toned bouquets. Decorate rooms with fall foliage centrepieces that incorporate twigs and leaves. Pro tip: a one-time purchase of faux flowers for each season is definitely a worthwhile décor investment.
Autumn-inspired candles Swap out the breezy, beachy summer scented candles and instead warm up the home with the comforting fall scents of maple, wood and pumpkin (Bath & Body Works has an assortment of 3-wicked fall candles already available for $22.50).
Rugs Lastly, don’t forget about the floors. Trade a lightweight carpet with a heavier one, like a cowhide rug, to add soft warmth to your humble abode. Do you update your home with fall décor? What are your affordable swaps? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram.