Cheap Design Ideas for the Fall

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Home Stager with Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC

With Autumn right around the corner, it's a great time to change the look of your home. On a tight budget? Who isn't! Here are some inexpensive ideas!

- Buy new pillows. You can instantly change the look of a room by adding new pillows. Love color? No problem! Here is where you can be bold!

- Furniture. Getting bored with the look of your room? Move the furniture around and find a new configuration that you like. Maybe mix it up and swap items from other rooms. No rules, it's your space!

- Furniture looking old and worn with little money to spend? Try slipcovers for your sofas, love-seats and chairs. Aside from protecting your furniture from additional wear, they can give your space a new identity!

- Art and accessories. Buy something new or move items around just like your furniture. Need light? Adding mirrors to a room can help move light around and brighten its appearan

- Bedding. Another great way to update your bedrooms is with new bedding. Look for bed-in-a bag sets from Macys, JC Penney, and Bed, Bath & Beyond. While the stores don't have as great a collection, if you go online there's plenty to choose from! Worried if you'll like it? I'm a big fan of reading the product reviews. They will let you know if the color is true, quality of the product, etc. Not happy with your selection? I make sure I can return it to one of their local stores. Make sure you sign up for emails, mailing lists, etc. Most of these stores have coupons and discount codes for extra savings!

- Plants. I'm a big believer that a house becomes a home with some greenery! Don't break the bank with annuals though; check out your local supermarkets for fall specials on mums. They also carry tropical plants for indoor use and I see them for around $10 each!

Don't be afraid to get your family involved! I used to think I was the only creative person in my home until my daughter gave me some great ideas. Have fun making over your home this fall!

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Lisa Walston
Atlas Property Group and Abbey Church Properties - Greenwood, IN

Great tips! I love to redecorate. Or maybe I just love to spend money on the new pillows, mirrors, and art work!

Sep 16, 2010 11:15 AM #1
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Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Great ideas, Carol! It really is amazing how things take on a "new" look when we move them from their accustomed places, isn't it? Also, I took a look at your profile, and I admire your creativity and thoroughness.

Sep 16, 2010 11:18 AM #2
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Carol Romeo
Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC - Nanuet, NY

Lisa - For me, it's the thrill of finding the next best bargain!!!

Sep 16, 2010 11:20 AM #3
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Carol Romeo
Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC - Nanuet, NY

Thanks Judy! I took a look at your profile as well and aside from being "neighbors", I see we have similar backgrounds. How long have you been in the business? How are things going?

Sep 16, 2010 11:27 AM #4
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Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Carol - thnaks for looking at my profile! I started my business late last year, and have been networking and marketing like crazy. The market is pretty soft right now, at least here in CT. I've lately been concentrating more effort on senior move management, where there seems to be a bit more happening. How about you?

Sep 16, 2010 11:49 AM #5
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Carol Romeo
Sensible Staging & Redesign, LLC - Nanuet, NY

I started a year ago as well and it's been slow to start. Staging is a tough sell to the agents here in Rockland but I keep plugging away. I've done some vacant properties that have come out great and been well received but it all comes down to money! Best of luck to you and feel free to reach out if you need to vent or want to share ideas!

Sep 16, 2010 12:15 PM #6
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Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Great, thanks - I wish you the best of luck as well and would love to share ideas. I'm going to add you as an associate - feel free to do the same if you like.

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