There is a chill in the air and suddenly it’s no longer summer. It’s time to decorate your home in Fall colours and to update your home to reflect the warmth of the season. Fall décor is all about natural accents, warm colours and comfort with neutral, earth-like tones and soft fibers.
We’re going to give you some ideas about how you can change up your home without blowing up your budget so you can enjoy it in the colder months. As you sip pumpkin spice lattes, you can touch up your home with some seasonal inspiration.
Bring the Outdoors Inside
You’re probably thinking that it’s too cold to be outside—let alone bring the outside in. Fall colours are the most beautiful of any season: the oranges, reds, and yellows can really make your home lively and enjoyable. You can bring in dried flowers and place them in vases at different heights, placing them around your home. You can also decorate your dining room table with pumpkins, squash, figs, pine cones, birch, and apples. If you feel especially inspired, you can even add pumpkin-scented candles.
Add a Rug to Your Home
With natural earth-tones, adding some area pastel-coloured rugs can accent your room elegantly. Consider a beautiful long hall rug for the Fall and Winter to greet your visitors. A wall-to-wall carpet can be a great addition, although more costly and disruptive if you have to renovate. The fabric softness combined with an eye-catching blend of neutral tones gives the rug a comforting appeal that will fit right in this season.
Use the Fireplace as a Focal Point
With the cold temperatures, you can accent the fireplace mantel with Fall colours and representations for the season. The fireplace, don’t forget, is a perfect gathering spot for friends and family so don’t forget to check it for safety issues and hazards. You might want to get it professionally cleaned before you light it up for the first time this Fall. They can be a hazard if neglected.
Change the Curtains
Next to paintings, curtains are the easiest thing to switch up. It’s a good idea to add heavier curtains that trap the heat inside the house and assist with energy costs. Curtains are a great way to change up a room with minimal effort.
Adding Throw Pillows and Blankets
Pillows always make your home more comfortable. Consider adding a couple of throw pillows and blankets of various textures to your living room to give it that extra homely feel. Incorporating faux fur or wool for a cohesive yet complex look.
If there’s one thing that makes saying goodbye to summer easier, it the thought of Fall decorating. We hope you have some new ideas and some inspiration for the coming months. This time of year, we naturally crave cozy and warmth and a great place to read a good book and a bottle of wine while the season’s change.