As we write this blog, we have experienced our first cool evenings of fall, and advertisements for Starbucks Pumpkin Coffee are popping up everywhere, so we want to offer some fall decorating tips.
Autumn, or fall, is the best time of the year to incorporate earth tone colors into your home decorations. 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 fall touches of decor to your home will help you transition into the new season. From the exterior to the interior of your home, fall decor colors can be rich and robust or subtle and subdued.
The hues of fall bring forth gold, pumpkin and rust colors. Bring the season to the table with a decorating recipe that calls for pumpkins and mums in warm shades of paprika, cinnamon, and curry. Add a helping of Indian corn on the side, and don’t forget to sprinkle in assorted pecans, hickory nuts, and a few acorns gathered from your yard.
Natural elements in grapevine wreaths can be enhanced with ribbons of burlap to create a rustic background for iconic fall plants that are bundled into sheaves to form decorative accents. Embellish a store-bought garland by adding bittersweet, fall foliage, or dried hydrangeas. Complete decoration of your front entrance with pumpkins, gourds, and hay bales for a look straight out of the pumpkin patch.
Here are some tips to transition your home into the fall season:
- Change artwork that depicts fall themes
- Create a fall centerpiece for your table
- Add some inspiration to your front porch
- Don’t forget the mantel
- Find the blankets to cozy up on those cool fall evenings
- Light a fall scented candle, or boil a pot of spices to enhance the aroma of fall
Deeper colors and heavier fabrics will feel warmer and hold more air out of the room. Changing to fall shades to match your decor will bring instant color from floor to ceiling. Bring in warmth and enjoy your home before it is bustling with activity for the winter holiday!
About the author: Catherine Montague is the president of Green Design Innovation and recipient of the 2014 Best of Houzz Award. Green Design Innovation is a full service design firm and providing an International Approach to Interior Design offering an array of residential and commercial interior design services. Core areas of services include: Interior Design, Real Estate Staging & Move-in services, Color Consultation and International Shopping. We are located in Sewickley near Pittsburgh serving our clients in Naples, FL and Paris or wherever they are.