Six Ways to Bring Warmth into Your Home this Fall

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( StatePoint) With the shorter days and cooler nights of fall can come the urge to hi­ber­nate. But first pre­pare your­self and your home for the sea­son with these cozy and warm ac­cents that will make time spent in­doors co­zier.

1. In­cor­po­rate Metal­lic Dé­cor. While you’re break­ing out the pump­kins, corn­stalks and cor­nu­copias, take a dif­fer­ent ap­proach this sea­son and in­cor­po­rate cop­per or brass ac­cents. These metal­lic items will el­e­vate dé­cor, and the or­ange and yel­low tones will com­ple­ment the chang­ing leaves out­side. Try pick­ing out a unique can­de­labra or vase or small dec­o­ra­tive pieces to style the room.

2. Makeover the Fire­place. Fire­place sea­son is on the hori­zon, so start think­ing about new ways to make it the fo­cal point of a room. Try paint­ing it with a subtle white­wash for a look that will in­stantly re­vive brick and brighten the space. Be­fore you get started, prep the fire­place by scrub­bing brick with a wire brush to re­move any residue. Then, tape off any ar­eas you don’t want painted with a qual­ity painter’s tape like FrogTape brand painter’s tape, to pre­vent paint bleed and achieve pro­fes­sional- look­ing results.

3. Layer, Layer, Layer. Bare floors can make your home feel chilly. Warm up a space by lay­er­ing area rugs on hard­wood floors or to an al­ready car­peted area. Not only will this add color and tex­ture to a room, the ex­tra cush­ion­ing will en­sure feet avoid the cold, so you can keep your slip­pers tucked away.

4. Up­date the Guest Bed­room. With the hol­i­days on the hori­zon, there’s no bet­ter time to give your guest bed­room a cozy up­date. Sur­prise overnight guests by paint­ing the room a moody green or blue that is on trend and sets a re­lax­ing tone. Don’t for­get to in­cor­po­rate lit­tle touches like books or a plant on the night­stand to make them feel at home.

5. Up­date Win­dow Cov­er­ings. Heavy drapes keep out drafts and make a room feel lux­u­ri­ous. Switch out sum­mer sheers for cur­tains with a heav­ier weight, or layer drapes for an el­e­gant look.

6. Don’t Un­der­es­ti­mate the Power of White Paint. Vi­brant doesn’t al­ways have to mean us­ing bold colors. Make a space feel brand new again by re­paint­ing wood trim a crisp white color. It may seem like a te­dious task, but with a lit­tle ef­fort, you can com­pletely trans­form a room. Start by fill­ing in any im­per­fec­tions, sanding and clean­ing the sur­faces to be painted. Then, you’ll want to tape off the wall next to the trim so your hand­i­work looks like that of a pro­fes­sional. For this job you’ll want a qual­ity prod­uct like FrogTape painter’s tape, treated with patented Pain­tBlock Tech­nol­ogy, to help en­sure your work looks pro­fes­sional and al­lows you to achieve the sharpest paint lines pos­si­ble. When paint­ing trim, opt for a semi- gloss paint to make el­e­ments stand out. For dif­fer­ent project in­spi­ra­tions, visit FrogTape. com.

Grab your pump­kin spice latte and start adding lit­tle touches like these to your home, for a cozy and stylish sea­son.

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