One of the quickest and easiest ways to transform your outdoor seating spaces for fall use is to add throw blankets. Since the temperature can take a dip once the sun goes down, cozy blankets will help keep guests warm as they stick around into the evening.
This outdoor living room has plenty of personality in it's colorful design featuring a wood burning fireplace, Spanish tile floor, and yellow walls. A red striped rug, yellow striped throw blanket, and red striped accent pillows add color and pattern to the space. The yellow walls display colorful scenic art and southwestern decor lit by the sun shining through above the wooden beams.
A seating area by the dresser was created by pairing a gray accent chair with an arching floor lamp. A cozy tartan throw blanket on the chair adds warmth for chilly nights. Red banding on the room’s floor-to-ceiling drapes adds a nice pop of color to the space.
Since bedrooms are not usually as large as common areas, try to keep your holiday accent colors to a minimum. Avoiding overuse of color will keep the look from becoming overwhelming. Here, medium and dark reds were used to update the neutral furniture with the simple addition of throw pillows and blankets.
In this living space from designer Elizabeth P. Clarke, aream leather chair is accented with a red pillow in front of a glass hallway. Tips from the designer: Lighting is a fabulous way to create a focal point, and pillows or throw blankets on a sofa can transform a bland couch into a centerpiece of a room.
"The peach hyacinth is all about a timid subtlety and gentle beauty that Casey mainly interprets through a treatment to simulate the look of watercolor applied to the bedroom walls. Her translation is successful," said HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip. The striped blanket and upholstered headboard add darker blue complements to the walls, and the red throw pillows add a splash of accent color to this transitional bedroom.