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Tips for keeping your décor in tune with the weather

Introducing seasonal décor in home remodeling projects is nothing new to interior designers, yet it might be a troublesome endeavor for beginner design enthusiasts like us. All rental apartments could benefit from some fresh energy and positive vibe brought by seasonal change and eLocal has compiled great information to help us achieve a laid back look that will last year-round using colors, texture, artwork, and aroma.

Often associated to emotions, colors express best what words cannot. From crimson red and precious gold to pumpkin orange and cocoa brown, the colors of fall are so welcoming and warm, just what you need to feel cozy inside your Chicago apartment. Create your seasonal home décor by using easily convertible pieces or inexpensive accessories like throw pillows or picture frames so that you won’t need to break the bank every time you’re in the mood for a sleek makeover. Keep a few flea markets or vintage shops on your radar and pay them occasional visits to stay in the loop about design trends.

Gray room with bright colors
Gray room with bright colors

Texture is extremely important when aiming for a certain seasonal look. While sheer drapery is best suited for spring-themed homes, heavy curtains are a strong point of fall and winter design. Besides adding depth to the space, some insulating velvet drapes will help you keep warm in the cooler months, and save you some money on utility bills in the process.

living room curtains for fall
Fall colors in cozy living room via Centsational Girl

Artwork is the simplest way to add personality to your home as it clearly says so much about you, your tastes and disposition. Choose between abstract pieces or graphic prints for fall and winter, and focus on DIY art, natural landscapes or nautical themes for a summer feel.

Liven up the walls with beautiful art pieces
Liven up the walls with beautiful art pieces

Use fragrances to breathe seasonal karma to your quarters. The sophisticated scent of allspice, clove or cinnamon will always remind of the holiday season while lavender, freesia or lemon are most often associated to the beautiful days of summer.

Amalia Otet
Amalia Otet is an online content developer and creative writer for RENTCafé. She loves all things real estate and strives to live beautifully, one green step at a time.

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