I don’t know about you all, but I’m finally ready for fall! It’s time to start thinking about the change of seasons and how to best savor every moment of my favorite time of the year.
The transition from summer to fall is upon us; kids have headed back to school, the temperatures are beginning to drop, and soon the air will have the characteristic “crispness” that signals the arrival of fall. Mother Nature is beginning to paint the landscape in a vibrant palette of burnished coppers, rich golds, and rusty reds. Now is the perfect time to bring the changing colors and natural elements of fall, into your home and incorporate them into your decor. Last week I shared my “Rustic Chic” entryway, all decorated for fall. Here are 6 easy and inexpensive ways to add fall decor to your home, to reflect the changing seasons.
1. Bring the outdoors in. Add some pieces of nature to your usual home decor. In addition to the ever – popular pumpkins and apples, try adding other things like branches, sticks, leaves, stones, gourds, vines, berries, and feathers. All of these items are inexpensive, can be found right outside your front door, and bring the natural beauty of autumn right into your home.
2. Set the tone with color. Fall is the perfect time of year to change up your color pallette. Take your cue from Mother Nature and incorporate reds, oranges, yellows, greens, browns, and even shades of purple into your usual decor. You don’t have to use all of these colors; try taking just one or two of them and mixing them into your everyday vignettes. Some colorful branches displayed in a vase, a pile of pretty pumpkins, or a couple of colorful throw pillows can really liven up a space and bring in the colors of fall.
3. Bring on the texture! Combine the natural elements listed above with woods, metals, and fabrics to create visual interest. A metal basket filled with firewood, a wooden crate displaying pine-cones, gourds, or seed pods, or a wicker trunk holding blankets and pillows for those cool, autumn evenings. Speaking of blankets…
4. Add cozy fabrics. Blankets and pillows made from flannel, faux fur, cotton, suede, or knits immediately set the mood for cuddling up on the sofa on a brisk autumn night. Don’t forget your mug of hot apple cider and a good book!
5. Seasonal Scents. Nothing says fall like the scent of a burning candle or a pumpkin pie baking in the oven. Scented potpourris, candles, fresh flowers, and baked goods all bring to mind autumn and its glorious bounty.
6. Ambience. Set the mood with a fire crackling in the fireplace, or the soft glow of candle light. Nothing says “cozy” like the glow of soft light during the shorter, darker days of fall.
Whether you do all of these things, or just a few, you’ll be ready to welcome fall and enjoy the change of seasons inside your home. What are your favorite ways to incorporate the season into your decor?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy fall, y’all!
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