Summer definitely has its benefits – vacation, warm weather, plenty of sunshine. But now that the weather here on Long Island has cooled off, you’ve probably been enjoying autumn activities like the fall fairs and enjoying the energy saving benefits of keeping the AC off. But you know what’s right around the corner, right?. The cold temperatures that accompany holiday parties and family gatherings.
One of the perks of living on the island is watching the changing of the seasons. If you’re the type of person who just can’t get enough of this cool weather season, you’ll probably want to bring those fall colors into your home.
If you updated your home with Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows and patio doors this summer, you might be interested in a few fall decorating tips about redressing your windows on a budget. If you’re still doing your research about replacement windows, we hope you’ll enjoy having these tips for future use.
Number One: Bring in the Leaves
Whether you choose to replace your current curtains with a leafy-patterned panel or you add some natural or faux leaves to your bay window ledges, rely on leaf décor to set the tone. You can gather real leaves from your yard or visit your local craft store to buy a garland of orange, red and brown leaves to create a leafy centerpiece for your dining room table or fireplace mantel to tie the theme together throughout your rooms, too.
Number Two: Switch Gauzy Sheers for More Substantial Fabrics
While the hot, humid summer dragged on, those light, airy panels were perfect for catching rare summer breezes. As temperatures continue to dip down, you’ll want a thicker curtain or drape – in glorious fall colors, of course. Think neutrals and earthy tones.
Just a quick reminder: Your Renewal by Andersen replacement windows don’t require heavier curtains to keep your indoor temperature stable. We design and build out custom windows to precisely fit your exiting window’s footprint. This process ensures the total structural integrity to prevent air and moisture infiltration that can make it difficult to heat your home.
If you don’t want to invest in new curtains for every window – bring those fall colors into your space by updating the tie-backs, curtain rods or finials. Natural fibers are perfect for fall and coordinate with almost any fabric, color or texture in your current decorating scheme. Updating your window treatment accessories is less expensive than a total window make-over, but small changes can have a very dramatic effect if you choose your textures and shapes carefully.
Number Three: Convey it with Color
Warm, earthy colors – golds, greens, reds, oranges and yellows naturally convey an autumnal tone and mood. For inspiration get outdoors and explore the subtle color variations in your landscaping.
If you have some basic sewing skills and access to a sewing machine, you can create beautiful curtains in fall colors – even on a tight budget. Cotton bed sheets are less expensive than upholstery or drapery fabric and you should be able to find a wide selection of earthy colors at your local discount or department store.
Buy flat sheets for the most useable yardage. You can use the finished top-edge as a decorative hem for your curtains to add interest and texture without adding extra work.
Accessorizing for Fashion
Just adding a splash of color, some organic textures and a few shapes associated with autumn can create a new decorating theme. Updating your hardware and resurfacing your paintable interior grilles are two other affordable options for quick window treatment updates.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island offers 11 different hardware finishes for most operable window styles. Switching out your brushed chrome for a set of distressed bronze latches is a subtle change that makes a big difference. Similarly, resurfacing your white grilles (that were perfect for summer décor) with a warmer fall shade will help you pull your new decorating scheme together.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island: Replacement Windows for Every Season
Our high-performance replacement windows are precisely built to your exact specifications based on your budget, your home’s architecture and your decorating preferences. While we guarantee our home improvement products will continue to perform as described, we realize that once in a while you might want to update your décor. Whether you need help choosing new hardware and accessories or you’d like more information about designing replacement windows for your home, we invite you to contact a window consultant today. Fill in the form on this page or call toll-free 1-877-3113-9052.