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Autumn in New York Real Estate: Swap and Shop

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We switch out our wardrobes from season to season, so why not do the same for our apartments? Granted, it’s a lot more feasible to snag a new sweater than it is to buy a new bedroom set, but there are realistic ways to transition the overall feel of your space to suit the impending chill by making simple swaps and reasonably priced additions.

Savannah Story Bust, Gazelle
A chic (and not scary as hell) version of taxidermy, this handmade bust features layers of repurposed cement bags that are covered with vintage French book pages. Perfect over a sofa or in a foyer. $68, anthropologie.com

Pendleton Chief Joseph Shawl
Is there anything better than cozying up with a woolen blanket on a cold day? We’re partial to Pendleton’s classic versions that — with their colorful designs — will never go out of style. Toss it at the end of a bed or over an armchair for easy access. $228, pendleton-usa.com

Northern Cabin Wastebasket
This small trash can is a simple yet effective way to give your pad some autumn oomph. Use it for garbage under a desk or in the bathroom, or place it on top of a bookcase filled with branches. $19.99, target.com

Ava Tufted Sleeper Sofa
Obviously, you’re not going to pick up a new couch just because it’s fall — but if it’s been on your to-do list, now’s the time. We suggest this hand-tufted, mossy velvet, slightly vintage-looking sleeper that would be charming against a wall with tons of framed art in various sizes. And, at a touch under $700, it’s a worthwhile buy for something so germane. $699, urbanoutfitters.com

Lumen Oil Candle Shadow Projectors
Bring the forest into your home with these modern mini oil candles that cast swaying-tree shadows in any room. They’re available in five styles and made in Brooklyn. $6-$48, uncommongoods.com

Eva Shower Curtain
Alter the feel of your bathroom by adding this shower curtain, which has a distinct wintry look with its bare tree and snowy backdrop. $14.99, target.com

Photographic Prints
Switching up your wall art is a cost-effective way to welcome new seasons, and we regularly look to Etsy.com for unique items. Right now, we’re digging photographer Tracy Telik’s autumnal prints, many of which evoke a subtle American Gothic sensibility. Prices vary, raceytay.etsy.com


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