The seasons have begun to change, the days are shorter, leaves are changing color and hints of cooler temperatures are in the air. Fall is such a beautiful time of the year and with all of the gorgeous colors and textures around to inspire you to decorate your own home this season.
Bold fall colors are easy to incorporate into your décor and add a pop of color and warmth to your home. You can use contrasting colors like blues purples and greens to complement those beautiful shades of orange, yellow, red and brown. Something simple like trimming or collecting fallen branches with brilliantly colored leaves and placing those in a green or blue vase will add an elegant touch and warmth to your coffee table, mantle or desk. This is an easy and inexpensive way to bring the beauty of nature inside. If you can’t find branches or leaves, or if you are worried about dirt and bugs, you can also check out your local craft store and look for faux branches with fall leaves or berries. These faux accessories are pretty, durable and can be used year after year.
Pumpkins are also a wonderful accessory for decorating with, and here you thought they were just used for carving on Halloween 🙂 On the contrary, in fact, you can use smaller gourds and pumpkins with softer colors to use as a casual centerpiece. Etch pumpkins with your initials in a unique font for a different look. Seasonal fruits and vegetables create a natural look indicative of the changing season at hand. Using these natural elements will lend a cozy, rustic look to your décor.
Simple things like switching your summer fabrics for warmer, heavier fabrics in rich shades can add a new look and help transition your home from summer to autumn as well. Trade in those linens and cottons for luxe velvets and cozy flannels or even Houndstooth and suede for a trendy autumn look. Use these fabrics in pillows, slipcovers or throw blankets draped over chairs or couches for a classy look that is also totally functional.
For the outside of your house, create a beautiful wreath to welcome guests inside from the crisp fall air. There are several ways that you can go with this. Again you can use fall foliage, fun pumpkins and gourds, pinecones or hard-shelled nuts for a festive look. Acorns and nuts can be glued to the wreath and complimented with a colored ribbon for an inviting look.
Updating your décor for fall doesn’t have to be tricky, tacky or expensive. Simple changes can change your entire look. Out of ideas? Just take a walk outside and you’ll be sure to find inspiration around every corner.
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