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Make the Change

Your clothes change with the seasons and so should your home. It’s time to store away the sherbert colors and citrus scents to make room for items synonymous with fall.

Not only will the change refresh your living space and give it a seasonally appropriate look, it could change your outlook as well.

“People get bummed when summer ends and fall starts,” says Michelle DiMaura, co-owner of Inhabit Design in northwest Las Vegas. “When you do things to warm up your house, it can get you excited rather than anxious for everything that comes with fall and winter.”

Here are a few small changes certain to make a big difference in your home.

1. Throws: There’s something about a cable or cashmere throw that immediately warms up a room. Drape it over the back of a sofa or fold it and place it with pillows as an accent.

2. Scents: “A lot of people do food scents, like pumpkin spice, fig or bergamot tobacco, but musky ones work just as well,” DiMaura says. Candles, potpourri and/or scented oils do the trick.

3. Towels: Switching out the kitchen and bathroom towels twice a year is an easy way to give these rooms an instant update.

4. Pillows: DiMaura recommends either buying color-appropriate pillows (brick, plum, copper, moss green) for fall or simply using reversible ones year-round.

5. Wreath: “You don’t have to do pumpkins (outside),” DiMaura says. Instead, she recommends a traditional wreath in pheasant feathers or another interesting texture.

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