Wednesday, September 22, 2010
October is almost here, and I'm panicking -- this year, I'm too busy to decorate! You know how much I love dressing up the house for Halloween, but it takes a scary amount of time, something in very short commodity this year. So I've decided to ask for some advice from the experts! I recently had the opportunity to interview designer/contractor Chip Wade, host of HGTV's Curb Appeal, and ask him for some suggestions on easy ways to decorate our home for fall and Halloween, as well as a couple of other kid-related home decor questions for any time of the year. Here's the video of Chip answering my questions:
Here are more of Chip's suggestions on how to quickly and easily refresh your home decor just in time for fall home improvement season:
Get more out of what you currently have by rearranging your furniture: With a little elbow grease and a new point of view, rethinking your room layout can be the equivalent of a mini-makeover. Turn Something Old into Something New: Upcycling, or creating something new out of old material, makes a practical yet creative DIY project. Build Your Foundation – and layer with more color for a designer look: A fresh coat of paint can dramatically change a room without breaking the bank! Accent and Accessorize: Space-enhancing mirrors, soft rugs, ambient lamps, pillows, and plush throws add character and comfort to the home while reflecting a homeowner’s style. Transform your View: Switching out window treatments is one of the simplest ways to refresh the look and feel of a room, addressing functional benefits such as controlling light, privacy and temperature, while making a big visual impact. Bring the green indoors: Indoor plants are not only a great cure for the winter blues but also a great way to enhance your décor. Not to mention that they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen into your home! Small Change, Big Impact: Swap out your hardware on your living room furniture - it can completely change the look and feel of the room.
Thanks, Chip, for all your tips and suggestions!
Disclosure: This interview was conducted as part of a blogger media tour sponsored by Levolor blinds. I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Additional decorating tips (in italics) were provided by Chip Wade and MultiVu. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.