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by Cassity Kmetzsch

Cassity Kmetzsch, an interior designer with a love of remodeling, shares tons of decorating ideas and problem-solving tips on her popular blog, Remodelaholic. A Remodelaholic through and through, both Cassity and her husband Justin have remodeled four homes together. One of the things that she loves the most? Reinventing and recycling pieces or building leftovers that she already has on hand. Cassity has two young daughters that she hopes to teach her remodeling ways just as soon as they are able to!

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  • Fall is coming! I love anticipating the chill in the air by switching up my décor even before Mother Nature agrees it's fall. Whether you're transitioning from summer to fall or fall to winter, here are four easy ideas for seasonal decorating swaps. 
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  • 1. Wreaths

    A DIY wreath can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. (Hello, Pinterest!) Simplify the decorating and storage by using a neutral wreath with interchangeable seasonal décor. Even though I originally made this paper curl wreath for Valentine's Day, it can easily be made in any color you want. It's inexpensive and pretty easy—just protect it from the rain! Early on, tuck in some fall leaves or little pumpkins, and swap for spiders around Halloween, and then a mini cornucopia for the fall holidays. 
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  • 2. Pillows

    Budget-friendly pillows are an excellent addition to any sofa or chair, adding holiday color and festivity as well as comfort and style. Invest in a durable pillow form and save on storage space by swapping out the pillow cover each season. 
  • 3. Framed Art

    Use the same frames from season to season and swap their contents and rearrange. Art prints and family photos are classic and cheap (or free!). Printable pictures can be found in every color and style imaginable. Slip them in a file folder for easy off-season storage. Bring a little bit of the outside in by collecting fallen leaves, pressing them, and sliding them into a frame. Think outside the frame and use ribbon to hang a small wreath or other seasonal item inside a frame. 
  • 4. Jars and Containers

    Start a collection of decorative jars and containers, such as birdcages, boxes, baskets, hurricanes, vases, and more. Spread them around your house and rotate them to have a fresh look in each room each season. Fill them with simple seasonal objects, either that can be tossed in a bag to reuse next year or that are inexpensive and disposable, such as candy corn or freshly-fallen leaves.

    Tip! Use an empty can of food or upside down cup in the center of the jar to help your filler go farther. 
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