Five Budget Friendly Winter Design Tips

Did you know that 30% of Real Estate Sales here at the Lake of the Ozarks occur between October and March?  
Don’t Miss out because your property isn’t listed!!

There are quite a few budget friendly fall and winter design and decorating ideas that can make your house more appealing to the buyers and guests. Decorating your home with the season does not have to be expensive. There are a lot of budget friendly design tips that can keep your home inviting for both guests and buyers.

1)  Warm up your lake home by adding rich warm color accents to the living areas.
It is getting cold outside, so visually warm up your home by placing accent pillows and throws throughout the living space. Another important feature to think about when shopping around for pillows and throws is the type of fabric, more 
specifically texture of the pillow or throw. In the summer light weight fabrics are perfect, but in the fall and winter heavier more textured fabrics produce a sensual feeling of warmth (velvet, flannel and wool). When placing your new throws and blankets do not be afraid to layer colors and textures to create your perfect warm living space!                             

2)  Swap out your spring and summer lampshades!
You have already added warm touches of color to your home with accent pillows and throws, now it should be easy to pick out lampshades that match your new winter color scheme. HGTV suggest you can even stencil your current lampshades to save money. They also tell you how to create your own lampshades! This could be a fun activity to do as family when it gets too cold here at the Lake for the kids to go outside.
http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/how-to-create-a-fall-leaf-lampshade/index.html


3)  A fall or winter center piece on your dining table can help you keep up with the seasons in your lake home!
This is another family activity you can do as a family if you are crafty. It is good to change these out with the holidays to keep your lake home current to the season (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day). Follow us on Pinterest for holiday center pieces that our trending at The Lake of the Ozarks this year.

 http://www.pinterest.com/jacobsre/

4)  Add fall and winter colors to your kitchen and dining room with towels, table runners, or place mats!
You already have the beautiful family made seasonal centerpiece at your table; add a color matching table runner or place mats that match your custom center piece to make the warm colors pop. If you want to take it a step further you can add color coordinating napkins on your table setting. So many of the homes at the Lake of the Ozarks have an open concept dining and kitchen set-up, making it easy to continue your color theme in the kitchen by adding coordinating hand, dish, and drying towels.  

http://www.yankeebarnhomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/crate-and-barrel1.jpg

5)  Make your home at Lake of the Ozarks inviting, by adding a seasonal wreaths and decorations to your entry-way!

The front of your home is the first thing that potential buyers and guests see, so make a good first impression and add seasonal décor to your door or entry-way. A good place to start is with a seasonal wreath. You can buy these or you can make them from scratch as a family. If your lake home has an entry-way you can keep your décor theme going with seasonal accents, like pumpkins or Christmas trees.
http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/how-to-make-a-square-corn-husk-wreath/index.html

Hopefully these design tips are easy to use and will help you make the most out of every showing you have during the off season here at The Lake of the Ozarks. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for seasonal decorating ideas, and you can follow the link at the bottom of the page for more seasonal design tips. Our mission here at Jacobs Real Estate Partners, RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks, is to make your home buying or selling experience a great one. Let us partner with you find your next home!





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