I fall in love this season of year with the return of cooler temperatures. Fall colors and nature changing before our eyes is all the evidence we need that autumn is officially here. Adding autumn touches of decor to your home will help you transition into the new season with excitement of the passing of the year. Here are some fun ideas to help you get started!
Display artwork that depicts fall themes/colors
In your front foyer or located on a predominate wall; fall artwork and accessories can change the mood in your home instantly. One of my favorite things to do is to take a walk outside and collect things from nature. Finding pine cones, twigs and berry branches and even pumpkins at your local farmer’s market will do wonders as you fall in love with decorating for this season.
Dining room table centerpieces/settings can welcome in fall
Whether you want to go formal or casual for your table, choose colors that reflect your home decor and the season. In addition, consider using red and yellow apples for an informal organic and edible centerpiece. You can also add a beautiful floral arrangement with fall colors.
Use your fireplace to showcase seasonal décor
Your fireplace mantel has been waiting for this season! Whether you look in your yard, or you travel to an arts and crafts store, dried leaves and pine cones make great décor. Small pumpkins, gourds or dried leaf vines, and colorful candles will brighten your mantle and spirits too!
Cooler temperatures mean cozy sitting areas
As the temperatures begin to fall, its time to bring out the fall colored throw blankets to place on sofas or in adjacent baskets. Complimenting with fall colored throw pillows will complete any cozy nook for you to cuddle up and enjoy a good book. My favorite thing to do!
Bring the aromas of fall into your home
In addition to fall decor, fall also involves your other senses like smell. Pumpkin pies, cinnamon apple cider, and first burning of your fireplace are all welcome aromatic ways to make your home feel full of autumn inspiration. Consider using candles, potpourri, or boil a pot of spices – cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg to instantly transport your home into fall mode. Here’s a recipe to try making your own!
Welcome guests with a beautiful autumn wreath at your front door
Simple grapevine wreaths are gorgeous on their own. If you prefer more adornment, consider adding pine cones, leaves, berries and corn husks to your wreath. In like manner, if you have a large home with many windows that face the entry of your home, consider placing matching wreaths hung from these windows as well.
And finally, fall in love with this season by adding fall colors to every room in your house. Change out throw pillows, area rugs, bed and bath linens with fall colors that blend with your décor. Try grouping small pumpkins on a kitchen counter top to add instant color and fall inspiration to an ordinarily boring counter top. And without a doubt, remember to spend some time outdoors walking through the woods or trails. This is also a great time of the year to roast marshmallows over an open fire and spend time with family and friends!
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