Fast Fall Facelift
While we understand the temptations may be great, you probably can’t redecorate your pad every season. Alas, fear not. Your friends at GLOSS simply can’t turn our backs on you and leave you yearning for affordable and chic decorating ideas. We’ve compiled a list of easy ways to spruce up your home that fall perfectly in line with fall fashion.
Let there be Pattern
Pattern adds dimension and interest to a room, and, best of all, can be integrated in small, manageable bursts. Line the inside of an armoire or wall-mounted cabinet with wallpaper for an easy shot of colour. If your cabinet or armoire has glass doors, this is also a great way to hide things that are less than aesthetically pleasing: CDs, DVDs, a barrage of cosmetics, cans of chunk tuna, whatever. If you’re not ready to tackle this much pattern, or you have commitment issues, you can line the inside of decorative vases with patterned paper, or try framing your favourite design for some funky wall art (Use a matte though, it will keep it looking polished and clean). Try your local Michaels for some gorgeous, printed paper or specialty shops like Paper Ya in Vancouver.
Texture for All
Add an antiqued touch to your room by repainting. Most craft stores carry a product called crackle that will help you turn new into old with a few quick brush strokes. Yes, you’ll have to get crafty, but your friends will be so impressed with your oh-so-shabby chicness.
Beautiful things can be done with branches. Placed in an oversized floor vase, twigs make for a budget-friendly yet stylish accessory, and spray painting them white ups the glam factor instantly. If branch hunting isn’t your thing and venturing into wooded areas cramps your style, you can always buy some great twigs and faux plants at Pier 1.