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How to Upgrade your Interiors without Breaking the Bank

The change of season always offers a wonderful opportunity to reassess your life on a grand scale, from relationships to the new school year, your current job to your wardrobe. And perhaps the most important of areas to consider these days, are your interiors. It’s healthy and informative to have this reassessment experience a few times each year in order to grow, evolve, and adapt to the changing times and changing seasons. Life is all about flexibility and personal growth, and with the changing of each season, crucial life transitions and adaptations take form whether we realize it or not. This fall how can you ask yourself those questions about your life, and what actions can you take to meet your ever-changing needs and desires?
Physical and Mental Well Being
Without question, one of the most important personal areas to address is your current mental and physical health. For without these two entities in alignment and in good health, everything else in our lives can easily crumble.
Ask yourself, are you getting enough outside time? Is exercise a part of your weekly and daily routine? Are you journaling or otherwise talking to important people in your life about how you feel? Is yoga, martial arts, or dance a practice that you utilize to achieve inner peace? There are so many tools and methods available in our modern-day to get ourselves back on track and closer to finding inner solitude. Especially so during these trying times during a worldwide pandemic, it is so important to make sure that you are receiving the nourishment and help that you need to keep going.
One way to introduce more healthy physical exercise/movement into your daily routine could be to create a home gym. During COVID when most gyms are closed or otherwise have limited capacity, you can take it upon yourself to bring fitness to you! No gym commute, no sweaty ride home, no shared showers. A home gym allows for increased focus, comfort, and cleanliness. If you don’t have a spare bedroom, do not worry. You can easily construct a small home gym using easy-to-install sliding glass wall partitions or glass room dividers to create that physical space and sanctuary you want for your workout room. This could also double as a yoga studio or a meditation room within your home in which you can escape to without the disruption of home life. By installing floor-to-ceiling glass wall partitions, you’ll have the flexibility to open and close off entire rooms within seconds! These special solutions are a breeze to install and take down, offering you the flexibility necessary during these uncertain times. You can swiftly save the potential cost and disruption of real construction while achieving the same thing with sliding room dividers.
Question Your Surroundings
The next area of your life worth considering is your surrounding indoor environment. Is your home a place that you love coming back to at the end of a long day? Do you find sanctuary and solace when entering your home? Or does your home life make you feel sad or tired? Is your space fresh, modern, and contemporary, or is it sorely outdated? Is there enough light throughout your home? Depending on how you answered these questions, you may be in need of some interior decorating/remodeling this fall. These preliminary questions are all great indicators of direction and which areas to tackle first when considering your interiors. After all, we all want to exist in beautiful, comfortable spaces that fill us up rather than detracts from our well-being.
If you start an interior remodeling project this season, however large or small, here are some classic problem areas:

  • Not enough natural light
  • Crowded spaces
  • General clutter
  • Disorganization
  • Lack of interior design cohesion
  • Not enough natural elements/greenery
  • Impersonal art curation

Now ask yourself how you could remedy these larger issues. Perhaps installing translucent glass wall partitions, or sliding glass barn doors within your communal rooms would help to bring in more natural light, as well as help to open the space up for entertaining or for family nights in. As we evolve to maintain increased fluidity in our lifestyles and schedules, our interiors should mimic this flexibility. Wall partitions that move can help with this.
Additionally, consider integrating more florals and house plants indoors to freshen up the air, and create a beautiful sanctuary that pays homage to the outdoors (even in the most urban environment). Plants have a profound effect on our mental and physical wellbeing and are proven to increase mental focus and serotonin in the body. A simple, affordable solution is available at any home and garden store!
Give yourself the gift of calm this fall with awesome space optimizing solutions offered at the sliding door Company. Hop online and check out our viewing catalog of sliding glass room dividers, beautiful sliding glass barn doors, and more! Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable experts to get started on your exciting project today! With home delivery and online ordering, it’s never been easier to create a space out of nothing. Don’t wait to enjoy your interiors this fall, call today!

TSDC 1026 – A

 

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Timeless Inspiration to Elevate Your Fall Interiors

Ahhh Fall. Leaves dropping, cooler days, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin spiced lattes. We love Fall. There’s something about the start of September that gives us that warm feeling in our stomach and makes us giddy for the change of season. If you’re like most of us, you’ll be updating your interiors to reflect your internal mood. Cozying up your space to reflect the outdoors is a natural human inclination that we all feed into. Adding little decorations, changing our relative scenery, even swapping candles out to match the season feels like second nature. And while these little details itch that seasonal scratch, sometimes they don’t produce the full-bodied emotion we’re chasing. So, if you’re seeking out some awe-inspiring design inspiration this season, we’ve got you covered!
Mix It Up!
We all know and love those natural fall colors; browns, reds, creams, burn orange. We’re used to implementing these rich accent colors throughout the home during the autumn months, but what if we switched it up this year? Design experts are predicting an elevated fall color pallet consisting of royal blues, deep indigos, and a Moroccan take on fall classics like desert sand and cayenne red. By mixing it up, we can freshen up the classics we all love so much. Adding an earthy rawness like textured walls and uneven paint marks will contemporize your space while fulfilling your fall needs. Still bring in those warm fall tones, but consider pairing them with rich, evocative color pops that will excite and renew your interiors like never before.

Bring The Outside In
Pay homage to the natural surrounding motifs of fall. With so many beautiful organic colors and elements coming out of the autumnal months, there’s no shortage of inspiration. Play around with dried leaves and flowers, pull inspiration from fascinating sticks and stones. Fallen branches and twigs can be put into ceramic or glass vases to make a naturally bold statement piece. Have fun gathering an assortment of leaves, fallen pinecones, and acorns to dress up your table with the essence of autumn (if location allows). Hang dried flowers and leaves from the windowsill to create interesting shadow play when natural light shines through during the day.
An Ode to Light
One of the best parts of fall is the beautiful warm light that streams in and creates a cozy interior environment. Spread more natural light by integrating glass doors and glass wall partitions throughout otherwise dark areas of the house. Replace light-blocking bathroom doors with opaque sliding glass bathroom doors that offer privacy with enhanced light. After all, we’re not ready for the darkness of winter just yet!
Minimalism
We all know that the winter months are anything short of minimalistic. With the excess of Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays, the winter months can be a time of great abundance and indulgence. Whether through food, material goods, new toys, or gifts, the winter months seem to elicit a natural “stockpile” mentality in all of us. To prepare for the excess, this fall set aside a few days to engage in a full-blown overhaul of things you can clear and discard from your life, and your interiors. Channel your inner minimalist and tackle a big closet cleanout, a kitchen pantry throw-away, and a bedroom deep-clean. Make piles for donation-centers and bring your unloved books and toys to your local grade schools for the kids to enjoy. Downsizing will bring a welcomed sense of clarity and calm into your home and prepare you for the onslaught on new items and holiday chaos you’ll be exposed to this winter.

Personalize Your Curation
One of the hottest design trends right now is the return to highly personal curation. Being so accustomed to the impersonal design approach of the modern-day, people are often intimidated to bring out the items and keepsakes that hold deep emotional value. Repurpose and display family heirlooms, vintage items passed down through the generations, reupholster old furniture, and reintroduce little knick-knacks you long stowed away that hold significant value and memories to you. Unique, one-of-a-kind pieces have added a lost quality to modern interior design which is normally so rooted in boring perfection. This new style values the imperfect, the unique, and allows for fun personalization to occur!
Using these design tips and trends for fall, you’ll have no shortage of inspiration heading into these cooler months. For even more inspiration and ideas on spatial solutions, don’t hesitate to check out the best wall partitions, sliding glass barn doors, sliding closet doors, and sliding room dividers offered at The Sliding Door Company. Visit Us Online to browse our online viewing catalog and Enjoy A Free Consultation from one of our team members to actualize your vision today!

TSDC 1021 – A