Autumn is a beautiful time of year. We get a break from the heat of summer, but it's still pleasant to spend time in the cool crisp outdoors. It evokes a feeling of wanting to get cozy at home. Check out these simple ways to warm up your home with fall decor:
Stay in your Style Lane
If your home is already decorated in beachy pastel tones or shades of white, a sprinkling of pumpkin-colored accessories will probably garner the wrong kind of attention. Focusing on textures and scents may be a more stylish way to go if you prefer a very specific décor style. A nicely textured blanket, some wooden picture frames, a vase full of bare twigs and candles that emit classic autumnal scents will create the look and feel you want without compromising your personal style. Pull in a few accessories that are darker, heavier versions of your existing color palette for a finishing fall touch.
Blankets and Pillows: Add heavier blankets to your family room and bedroom. Blankets with plaid patterns or more texture look cozy on the couch and bed. They will also keep you warm during chilly fall weather. Switch out throw pillows as well or purchase pillow covers to go over existing ones.
One item people rarely think of changing is their picture frames. But switching out frames is a great way to enhance seasonal décor. Look for frames made of wood, dark metals or those painted in autumnal hues. If you’re handy at crafts, use double-sided tape to recover your existing frames in burlap and other fall-inspired fabrics. When it’s time for winter decorating, recover them again in velvet and brocade.
Fireplace: Decorate the fireplace mantel with all things fall. Use a fall garland or scatter pumpkins and gourds. Add candles at varying heights, fall pressed leaves in frames and/or branches in vases for a festive fall fireplace.
Candles: Fall means the days are shorter and the nights are longer. It's a great time to use some candles. Use candles as center pieces, on the fireplace mantel and all over the home. Put candles in a tray and surround them with pumpkins, gourds, nuts or other craft picks. Using fall scented candles adds even more to the cozy ambiance.