Dreading holiday entertaining this year?  Dragging out the same old tired decorations?  We are all looking for that new and all-important quick update before the holidays.  Big or small, there are a variety of projects we can take on for a quick and easy fix.The good old standbys are still ring true: add some new pillows and throws for a splash of seasonal color.  Jewel tones and autumnal colors can quickly change a room over to warm and cozy.  A new rug for your entry or mudroom can easily update the space as well as catch muddy footprints.  Another use for a colorful rug is as a table runner and then highlight that by incorporating seasonal produce into table and mantle decorations.  Also, don’t forget the importance of scent to invoke warm memories of past holidays.  Beautiful scented candles do double duty, they cast a lovely light and smell wonderful.If you are up for a larger project and are tired of looking at the same old blank space behind your stove or between your cabinets, consider filling the space with Aspect metal tiles or Facade metal panels.  The tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.  The panels resemble the stamped tin ceilings and wall panels found in old houses.  Both are simple to install, cover up a multitude of problems and add a lot of drama for the effort.Whatever you are doing, be sure it has the stamp of your personal style.

 

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Expecting company this summer?  Is your quest room is looking a little tired?  How can you make your guests feel special? There are any number of easy solutions and many you may already have around your home.Summer time begs for clean white sheets and bright pillows and rugs.  A few colorful pillows and a coordinating throw rug go a long way to perking up a room.Don’t forget the sun is rising quite early this time of year.  New shades or curtains may be in order.

rk MILES carries a great selection of ready-made roller shades in a variety of textures and colors available now.  Soft, flowing curtains are another simple way to add style to a guest room.A small vase of fresh flowers is always a lovely finishing touch.  Pick them from your garden or stop at the farmers’ market.  Add a container of drinking water and glasses and you are ready to welcome guests.

 

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