Quick, inexpensive ways to give your home a fall facelift


— A seasonal home makeover doesn’t need to cost a fortune or be difficult to execute. Quick, easy and innovative ideas can give your home the fall flair needed to celebrate the season.

“Seasonal décor updates should jive with your home’s style, while also adding something extra to the mix,” says Eric Cohler, who has been listed as a top international designer by House Beautiful and Elle Décor magazines. “Keep it easy though, so that when the season is over, you won’t end up with a lack of motivation to refresh and a space that feels passé.”

To add autumn elements to your home without completely revamping your interior, consider these ideas:

Rotating Gallery

A digital photo display is the easiest way to showcase seasonally suitable photos of friends and family. In fall, that means Halloween portraits, autumn picnics, trips to the pumpkin patch, and back-to-school photos.

Consider rotating the artwork displayed in your home to highlight seasonal colors. Whether you want to get spooky for Halloween or focus on fall’s natural hues, this task won’t take long to do and will greatly impact the look and feel of each room.

Pops of Color

“With relatively little effort, you can add bright, bold colors to your home by swapping out the knobs and handles on your cabinets, credenzas and other furniture,” says Cohler.

Seasonal sets of cabinet hardware can keep the look fresh in your home. All you need is a screwdriver and a few hours.

A free web-based application, Splash by Amerock, offers a new interactive design and shopping experience by allowing you to truly customize hardware for cabinets and furniture. The interactive site and first of its kind product line allows you to test various colors and shapes of cabinetry hardware and view the different looks on different style and color cabinets.

From kitchens to bathrooms to bedrooms and living areas, you can make your rooms pop with bold colors. Think orange, purple and black for Halloween flair, or greens, reds and browns for a natural effect.

Hardware is easy to swap out and you can give your home a fun, fresh fall makeover inexpensively and without much hassle. To check out 20 unique color options, visit www.Amerock.com.


Another easy way to make a quick look-and-feel change to a room is by swapping out curtains. It’s a great way to customize a space to better fit the mood of the season. What’s more — a quarterly rotation of window treatments presents a much-needed opportunity for a good cleaning. Be sure to store your freshly laundered linens in a sealed bag so they don’t collect dust. When they make their appearance the following year, they will be vibrant and fresh.

Fall can be a particularly busy time of year; however, a few easily implemented ideas can go a long way to add a festive vibe to your home.