DECORATOR’S NOTEBOOK

Splash your home with color this fall

(NAPSI)-With the change of the seasons comes an excellent time to give your home a fresh, new look simply by adding a splash of color. Autumn’s vivid outdoor shades of red, orange and yellow can help inspire a color makeover for any room inside your home. Perhaps the best part is that adding color can be simple. You don’t have to redecorate the entire room or spend a lot of money. Here are a few budget-friendly options to help beautify your home this fall.

• Add pillows and throws. Toss accent pillows on the couch, chair, bench or bed to instantly add a pop of color to any room. They can easily be changed, and using pillows with patterns allows you to incorporate multiple colors. Adding throws to the backs of chairs and couches not only brings color to a room, it also sets a warm, inviting mood-delightful on those cool autumn nights.

• Paint the walls. Beiges and whites are not the only choices for wall colors. Adding a fresh coat of paint in a bold or subtle hue to an accent wall or an entire room revitalizes the space, immediately changing the feel of the room. To help simplify color selection, GliddenTM paint created the “Top 10 Share the Harvest Colors” for fall. From Pumpkin Patch, a warm orange shade, to Spanish Olive, an autumn green, Glidden paint has the 10 most popular colors inspired by the season.

• Hang artwork. Dress up your walls with a painting, photograph, a framed piece of fabric or even your children’s artwork. It provides a new, colorful focal point and can help set the tone for the entire room.

• Add an area rug. Putting bold patterns and colors on the floor can add layers and depth to a room. The rest of the room builds on it, so you only need a few accessories to bring out the color in the rug.

• Display flowers and plants. Indoor plants and flowers naturally add color to a room. While green is the predominant color, the flowers on plants will bring other colors to the room as well. Fresh-cut flowers offer another option and can come from the florist or your garden. Although they don’t last as long, using flowers gives you an opportunity to change the accent colors of your room week after week.

If you’re short on color confidence, these do-it-yourself tips offer simple, temporary changes that can help you gradually break away from basic neutrals and explore the vast array of colors that can brighten your home for any season.

You can learn more online at www.glidden.com.


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