Ahh, autumn! You can feel a change in the air, the leaves are starting to turn colour, and it seems like the ideal time to create a cozy and warm environment for some nesting. Fall is the perfect season to refresh and rework your home decor before winter hits. If you feel like you need a little inspiration to fuel your fall room makeover, read on: we’re giving one lucky winner the opportunity to win a $200 Urban Barn
gift card to shop their brand new fall collection, plus a custom consult with Calgary’s top DIY and design blogger, Lacey Haskell of Feathering My Nest
, and a FAT Paint
To enter, visit our Contest Page
and share a picture of your most makeover-worthy space - your living room that needs an update, the bathroom begging for a new lease on life, or the bedroom that needs a little love. Send us your pics and a short description of the room in need, and we will select a winner by September 22, right in time to visit the Calgary Home + Design Show for even more inspiration. You can catch Lacey on the Trail Appliances Main Stage furnished by Urban Barn on Friday, September 23 at 6:00PM and Sunday, September 25 at 1:00PM sharing her presentation “A Home of Your Own: Personalizing Your Space”, where she will share her top tips and tricks for taking your home from drab to fab with cozy customized accents that show off your unique style. Learn how to effortlessly combine items you already own with on-trend pieces from Urban Barn’s new fall collection for an inviting, eclectic mix of personalized decor.
Don’t wait until then, start dreaming about your makeover now with these tips from Lacey!
1. Lighten Up
A small but big impact item for kicking your home up a notch is to upgrade builder basic lighting. Refresh your room with a new light fixture that reflects your personal style - it will change the entire outlook of your space. Urban Barn’s Tetsu Moku Pendant
adds a rustic radiance to a living or dining room, with it’s weathered grey wash and clean design.
2. Pillow Talk
Did your couch come with matchy pillows? Don't be afraid to play with combinations of patterns, textures, and sizes. My tip to find the right combination of pillows it to pickup extras and return the ones that just don't work in your space - this enables you to try out various combinations and see what works best in your home. Checkout Urban Barn for some incredible pillows
that will bring visual interest to your couch, like their new cozy, authentic sheep’s wool Mongolian Toss
pillow in Berry, paired with their Arya Faux Fur Throw
in Grey Wolf.
3. Hit A Wall
Consider getting creative with your walls: there are lots of great things you can do with your walls - create a gallery wall, a chalkboard wall or perhaps even a shiplap wall!
Gallery walls can fit any style of home...you can do this through the types of frames that you use to build out your gallery wall. Check out Urban Barn for many great styles
from rustic farm style, to metallica glam, to clean and modern.
To create consistency throughout all of the images in your gallery wall a simple tip is to make all of the images black and white. Photo printers, like Costco, can enable you to this easily when you are ordering your photos - you can also easily order a variety of sizes inexpensively - print extras to have an inventory of photos to swap out throughout the year or on special occasions!
Get more inspiration and ideas when you visit the Calgary Home + Design Show, September 22-25, at the BMO Centre. With hundreds of home improvement experts ready to help with your next project, it's a must-attend event for Calgary homeowners. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook
and treat a friend or family member to the show. We can't wait to see you there!
SEPTEMBER 22-25, 2016.