If you’re a student in NYIAD’s interior design or home staging course, styling and decorating your own home is a great way to keep your eye for desain sharp as you work your way through your online course.
Many of NYIAD’s interior design students tell us that when they go over a particularly enlightening lesson- let’s say furniture weight and balance for example- they often do an audit of their own home to see if there are ways they can apply these concepts in their own home. This is a great exercise to bring any interior design lessons to life with hands-on practice.
One of the easiest ways to practice interior design in your home is to make seasonal updates. For fall 2019, here are a few simple, budget-friendly changes you can make to give your home a festive autumn vibe.
Take Advantage of a Fireplace
If your home has a fireplace, making an update to the decor on the mantle is a simple way you can add rustic seasonal flair without making a ton of complicated, time-consuming changes.
Let’s say throughout the summer, you decorated your mantle space with a beachy bowl of seashells and an ocean scented candle. Consider putting those pieces away in storage for the year in place of more appropriate fall accents- a few pumpkins in varying heights and sizes, and maybe a tall vase filled with earthy, interesting-looking branches.