Fall Decorating on A Budget

October 9, 2008 10:20:38 AM PDT
With the change of seasons, we'll all be spending more time indoors. It's a good time to give your home a new look for fall, by adding some new accessories. Phil Tracey of HomeGoods says there are two trends everyone's talking about: Everyday Glamour and Global Décor. You can find a few, inexpensive pieces that reflect one or both of the trends, to update any room in your home. Phil explains what to look for: Everyday Glamour
  • Reminiscent of 1940's Hollywood glamour, this trend features colors that are stylish in apparel -- purple, plum, lavender -- and blends them with metallics and iridescents for a look that's elegant and sophisticated.
  • Exaggerated motifs and large scale details such as medallion prints, scroll & trellis patterns or lace and burnout designs, add drama.
  • The look is tactile and textured with velvet, pleated fabrics, shag rugs, rhinestones, and mercury glass serving as key elements.
  • Faux fur throws are very in this season, as are mirrored photo frames. These pieces can run $150 and higher in many upscale department and specialty stores. If you know the styles you want, you can find them as well at stores like HomeGoods, where you can save up to 60% on those same items, and only you will know the difference.
Global Decor
  • Global Décor brings together a fusion of cultures from Southern Europe to Asia for a look that's eclectic and inspiring.
  • You'll see an abundance of rich, luxurious colors such as plum, peacock blue, amethyst and Tibetan red on everything from rugs and furniture to glassware and decorative accessories.
  • Prominent design elements include copper and leather along with silk embroidery, chinoiserie, Japanese cherry blossoms, ethnic prints and animal prints.
  • Global Décor offers you an opportunity to showcase your own personal style through unique conversation pieces, keepsakes and treasures from foreign lands. And by shopping off-price at HomeGoods, you can make your own home look like you've travelled the world for half the cost of shopping in upscale specialty stores and catalogs.
    • *India: boxes with mirrored pieces or beading, horn and bone items

      *Turkey and Spain: colored glass

      *Reactive glazes: stools, urns, vases and metallics fused into glazes.

Phil says it is easy to incorporate these looks from all over the world, and to find them at prices that made fall decorating a great investment. Phil has selected these stylish and affordable items from HomeGoods. All merchandise is available at HomeGoods stores at prices 20% - 60% less than department store or specialty store and catalog prices every day. There are 14 HomeGoods stores in the Chicago area including Algonquin, Bloomingdale, Countryside, Downers Grove, Geneva, Gurnee Mills, Lemont, Lombard, Morton Grove, Mundelein, Schaumburg, Shorewood, Palatine and Wheaton. For more information, visit www.homegoods.com.

Global Trends
Pillows: $14.99-$24.99 (Compare: $28-$40)
Vases/Urns: $14.99 - $29.99 (Compare: $24 - $50)
Tableware: $12 (all pieces) (Compare: $40)
Decorative Boxes: $14.99-$19.99 (Compare: $24 - $40)

Everyday Glamour
Lamp: $69.99 (Compare: $140)
Pillows: $16.99-$19.99 (Compare: $30-$40)
Decorative Accessories: $29.99 (Compare: $50)
Faux throws: $39.99 (Compare $150)
Picture Frame: $7.99 (Compare $300)


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