There's a chill in the air and all of a sudden your thoughts turn from finding the best beach blanket to purchasing a cozy throw. It's time to transition your home to fall.
Angela Boswell is the Senior Vice President of Design and Product Development for Ellery Homestyles, a supplier of branded and private label home-fashion products. She's shared with ABC News her top three tips for taking your interior design from influenced by the summer sun to in line with autumnal air.
Top 3 Tips for Transitioning Your Home for Fall
1. "Second only to painting, changing your curtains is an easy way to update the look and style of your room," Boswell said. "Fall is a great time to invest in thermal curtains, especially as you begin preparing your home for holiday guests. Thermal curtains can help keep the heat in and assist in reducing your energy costs."
2. Fall is a time of year when change is welcomed, Boswell pointed out. "It's a great time to decorate and to create a cozy atmosphere. You can warm up your home with earthy, rich colors like chocolate, gold, burgundy, eggplant and loden."
The versatile colors, she said, can be used in every room. "If you have china with gold accents, consider eggplant window treatments or placemats for your dining room," she said. "We also recommend selecting one color and using different shades and textures of that color throughout the room. For example, add gold velvet pillows to your sofa, a gold accent rug under your coffee table and/or gold thermal curtains on your window."
3. "If you're not sure what color to use," Boswell said, "select a painting or photograph in your room, pull out a color from that and match your curtains for a designer look."