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Now is the time to remove the summer slipcovers, the light floral touches, and the clutter that may have accumulated over the past few months.
Rearrange Furniture for a Fresh Look
Move chairs into conversation groups. Angle a sofa away from the wall at 45 degrees. Place a floor lamp behind it for a warm glow. Make sure each seat has a convenient table nearby to place a drink or a book. Think about the comfort of the people using the room and about making it feel cozy.
Decorate with Pillows and Throws
After you have arranged the furniture, add pillows, throws, and other accessories to give it a warm, homey feel. If your throw pillows look a little tired, consider tying scarves or other fabric around them to give them a new look. Wrap the pillow like a package and tie the ends together. You can also use safety pins, hot glue, or even staples to secure the fabric in place.
Use Fall Colors
Adding accessories, such as candles and flowers, is an inexpensive way to add color to a room. For fall and winter, think about using a few new items in a deeper shade of the colors already in the room. Shades of orange, brown, and yellow are great options.
Try New Textures
Loosely woven throws in deep colors, a basket of pine cones and long cinnamon sticks on the fireplace hearth, or a throw rug woven with bouclé yarn can add new textures to the room and create a welcoming, warm atmosphere.