3 easy DIY ways to update home decor

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In theory I would love to update the decor of my apartment every quarter but that rarely happens.This is not because I lack inspiration or ideas, in fact, I usually have a long list of things I want to do to freshen things up, I might even go as far as buying a couple of new items, making a few new pillow covers, and storing things that look tired and dont match my current tastes.

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images via La Dolce Vita, Cavalier design

So, what really stops me you might ask? The answer is a really simple one – I fail to make time for it. Mundane chores like laundry, organizing, and everyday activities take over and before I realize it, Spring has turned into Summer and then Fall! You know how it goes, right?

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image via Rue Magazine

The only time of the year when I do make time to update my decor is Fall. I think that is largely due to the approaching holiday season or my birthday or because I spend more time indoors. Whatever the reason is, time is still an important factor so I prefer doing updates that save time and money.

1. Color and graphic punches: Freshen up solid drapes by attaching ribbon two inches from the edge of each curtain panel. Vertical stripes in a fun color carry the eye upward and add definition to tired curtains. – HGTV Magazine, via HGTV.com

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Switch up existing bedding for a set that packs a stylish graphic punch, like these by paola navone for Anthropologie .

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2.  Avatar. Change hardware and add a new coat of paint to dressers and side tables to give them a brand new avatar.

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Painting the drawers a different color from the frame injects a shot of drama, and the flat corner braces add visual interest and glamor.

See the full DIY on laquer and linen.

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DIY for this black and gold dresser on roost home. 

3. Why use plain boring plastic hangers when you can hang your clothes on sexy sparkly ones?

Spray paint your ugly plastic hanger with the gold spray paint and then glue sequin ribbon around it. Closet and mood enhancers!!

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DIY on Oh Lovely Day via Glitter Guide

Do you have easy time saving tips that help with your seasonal makeovers? Do tell!

xo

 

Fall 2013 Fashion Top 5 Trends – click to read more

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With Fall-like nights becoming more frequent, its time to get our closets ready to embrace the season in outfits that are simplistic, comfy, elegantly styled with a reined in rebellious edge! Tartans and florals, punk, masculine, oversized, bold, embellished, studded, furry, noir, primal, and layered fashion forecasts this Fall are all about stepping out with confidence and effortless glamour. Keep accessories simple yet bold, distressed leather belts, felt hats, and beanies, along with cozy, oversized scarves.

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1. Black and White

Huge mass appeal for this trend, everyone loves the classic black and white pairing. Contrasting separates in interesting shapes, luxe fabrics, capped off by equally monochromatic embellished accessories. Think ivory, cream, and stark whites with textured blacks! Im loving Chloe’s take on this with a white blazer and lacy tulle asymmetrical skirt.

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2. His and Hers

A legit excuse to raid the boy’s closet! Borrow anything in a traditional pattern (Prince of Wales checks, glen plaid, pinstripes)—the more Wall Street, the better”, says Elle Creative Director Joe Zee. Pair masculine prints think grunge-y flannel to prim tartan, oxfords to toms, with feminine florals for a defiant and tailored look this Fall. The rugged handsome style becomes feminine with more relaxed pieces paired with ruffles, intricate lace, and delicate socks. Accessories are simple yet bold, featuring distressed leather belts, felt hats, and beanies, along with cozy, oversized scarves.

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3. Punk Phenomenon

Edgy materials like studs, metal buckles, spikes and leather that invoke rebellious attitudes. Overall, the look adds a modern, fashion-forward edge to otherwise fairly uneventful staples. A millennial’s interpretation of this trend? Pair  studded leather with flannel and accessorize with pearls.

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4. Oversized 

Outerwear to pants, think big and comfy!  Fall’s overcoats are drastically oversized, with dropped shoulders, large lapels, and bold in bright solids and  patterns! Wide-legged denims to trousers, harem pants  to leathery  sweat pants and stretchy capris.

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5. Embellished and Sparkly 

More is more when it comes to adding embellished separates to your outfit this Fall. From casual tees to see-though lace blouses to hand-embroidered jackets and glittering collars, this is the season to unleash the princess. Wear sequins and bling, shimmery eyes, crystal heels and feel like no part of you is lacking in absolute glamour.

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