September 15, 2016
How to Decorate For a Cozy Fall Home
Even though the year has been going by fast, aren’t we all excited for autumn? The weather change, the warm clothes, holidays, the pumpkin lattes, the family gatherings, the intimate dinners… Fall is an undeniably elegant and stunning season, from the amazing colors to the warm fireplaces and to the cozy decoration.
Here are some wonderful ideas to transform your house from summer to fall.
Start on The Front Porch with Pumpkins
Start the fall decoration with the front entrance. How about placing some big seasonal gourds by the front door? Pumpkin is the ultimate symbol of fall, and you can take advantage of that by using some big ones to decorate your home. Mixed with leaves and flowers, stack a couple flatter ones by the door, or choose few tall ones to place on the stairs. You can use a big sharpie to draw on it, write your house’s number or even paint it to fit your house’s color.
Placing a wreath on your front door makes it instantly more inviting. You can make your own using dried branches, flowers, ribbons, pine cones, small gourds and leaves, creating a unique and original decor to welcome the season.
Bring Fall Inside with Colors
Fall brings with it one of the most stunning colors palettes. Shades of pumpkin orange, mustard yellow, rich red, green from changing leaves and shades of brown can bring fall into your home and make the place a super cozy space for your family and friends. Use them on your bedding, sofa pillows, posters and dining tablecloths.
To cozy up the place, bring some warm light into the decor. Use candles on the living room table and on the dining table for romantic nights, use rustic lamps and some hanging fairy lights to brighten the place and at the same time transform your house into a welcoming and warm space.
The first thing that comes into our mind when we think of fall is the colorful changing leaves. How about using them to decorate your home? Place some on the center of the coffee table, inside a clear jar or even do some artwork with them. You can use an acrylic matte spray so they last longer or even paint them gold or another interesting color. It looks amazing!
Nothing can cozy up your place more than a fireplace. Have it cleaned and inspected by a professional before using it for the first time of the season, and then enjoy! You can hang some cool garlands made with leaves and pine cones, and set the sofa closer to it, or even lay a rug close, so you can sit and relax and have your family and guests enjoy it.
Pillows and Poufs
To make the living room and bedroom more comfy, how about laying some poufs and pillows around? Choose some with a velvet feeling in fall colors to fit the season. You can lay them around the fireplace for a relaxing spot, or use them to read near a window. The kids will love it!
Arrange an interesting centerpiece using seasonal gourds, leaves, flowers, pine cones, and candles to transform your dining table from breezy summer to the harvest season.
Another way of making your home a more inviting place is by using scents. Cinnamon, apple cider, pumpkin, and vanilla are some of the options for a fall inspired scent. Choose some scented candles, oil diffusers, or even prepare your own fragrance. Try making a potpourri or simmering a few ingredients together, like vanilla, rosemary, orange slices and laurel (bay) leaves.
Don’t Forget the Backyard
Even though the weather is getting cooler, we still have time to enjoy our backyard before the snow comes. Hang some lanterns around, cover your patio furniture with blankets and pillows, hang some simple garlands, and maybe light a fire pit. What better way to have your close friends over for an intimate dinner than with this setting? They’ll love it!
Autumn is our favorite season, mostly because of its chilly weather and warmer clothes. How about you? What do you like most about the season? What of these tips are you trying first? Let us know!
Article written by Isadora Guidoni, also a writer for homeyou.com, a company that connects homeowners to reliable, affordable and professional contractors for their home improvement projects. Check more on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.