November 22, 2010 09:00 ET

Affordable Design Solutions to Freshen Up Any Home

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - (Family Features) As the colors, smells and textures begin to turn from one season to the next, many women begin to think about freshening up the inside of their homes. One easy way to update any home is to add a fresh scent that matches the room's décor. Get inspired by the variety of vibrant colors and aromas that each season brings and create an at-home scent experience with Glade Sense & Spray Automatic Freshener. Matching fragrance to the look and style of the room, whether with colorful new throw pillows or a faux flower arrangement, makes updating a room easy and cost-effective.

Interior designer, home trend expert and frequent guest on HGTV Erinn Valencich knows exactly how to make small changes that can have a big impact. "Scent is a fantastic way to make any room feel welcoming and complete without making any major renovations, which can be expensive and permanent," says Valencich. "Families today are searching for easy solutions to revamp their living spaces without breaking the bank, and my customers often don't realize that décor and scent are closely connected. Discovering a signature fragrance will tremendously add to a room's design by creating a warm and inviting atmosphere," she notes.

In order to offer budget-friendly tips that families can use to update their living spaces, Valencich has partnered with Glade Sense & Spray Automatic Freshener. Together, they hope these tips will enhance families' at-home scent experience and show how affordable and easy it can be to update any room by stimulating the senses through color, texture and scent:

1. Think outside the box. Look at items purely based on color and see a room in a whole new light. Valencich says painting an accent wall is one of the easiest ways to get a fresh pop of color into a room. To make the room cohesive, pick three accessories in that same color and position them around the room in a triangle pattern. This could be a few new throw pillows on the sofa and a vase on the mantle with a few chic blooms. Coffee table books with jackets in the accent color work great as styling accessories, as well.

2. Bring the outdoors inside. Greenery is often overlooked in a home but really gives a room life. If a live tree is too much of a commitment, incorporate an artificial tree, plant or arrangement. Use a stylish pot and cover it with moss to create an inexpensive accessory.

3. Create visual and tactile variety. Achieve a warm and inviting atmosphere using soft lighting with lamps and dimmers. Also use a variety of textures in the room. If there's a lot of wood in a room already, opt for a side table made from glass and metal materials, and choose upholstered dining chairs instead of using additional wood.

4. Don't forget the finishing touch. If a room looks beautiful but lacks an inviting scent, the effect may fall flat. To bring a room together, don't forget to add fragrance as the finishing touch to home décor with Glade Sense & Spray Automatic Freshener. The newly designed neutral vase blends into any room, and the motion activated sensor provides a signature fragrance to complement the room's design and ambiance.
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Discover Scent Personality with Interior Designer Erinn Valencich
"Having a beautifully scented room encourages guests to linger in the space, relax and enjoy themselves because it is a positive reinforcement of the environment. I like the newly designed Glade Sense & Spray Automatic Freshener because it is dependable and can be incorporated into any room's décor. The neutral colored vase-like design will look nice in any room while keeping the home smelling fresh with a desirable personalized fragrance."

-- If a chic décor is a personal favorite, the soft scent of Lavender & Vanilla will complete the room. To achieve this style, mix vintage-inspired fabrics like florals and stripes with worn pieces. For an added touch, try updating drawers and side tables with new knobs for a custom look. Soft slip-covered sofas and chairs add a comfortable and easy-to-care-for element.

--If you're desiring a layered, casual beach-inspired look, Hawaiian Breeze is the perfect scent for a finishing touch. The airy, fruity scent is laid back and reminiscent of an ocean breeze. Mix aged wooden pieces, like a distressed end table topped with several old metal cans holding fresh or artificial flowers. Place this next to a more formal collection of white intricate floral detailed vases. Bring in island influence with bamboo furniture or frames. The mix of old and new, with punches of soft blues and greens, creates a casual elegance.