There are so many ways to decorate your home in a tasteful and festive way for fall. You can spice up your decor with accents of the season’s beautiful colors and combine things from nature to make simple DIY projects. By bringing the season’s appealing tones inside and around your home, you can enjoy them well after the leaves have fallen here in Westchester and Fairfield County. Here are some ideas to help you incorporate nature’s rich hues and festive elements in an elegant and fun way to enjoy through Thanksgiving and beyond.
Since Autumn is the beginning of a long stretch of cooler weather, its the perfect time to refresh your home and gear up for spending a lot of time indoors. Add rich tones to make your room appear warm to the eye. You can also bring physical warmth to your space with thicker fabrics and extra blankets and throws. Drapes, pillows, throws, artwork and bed linens are some of the items that you can swap out easily and at a manageable cost. Check out my Etsy Shop, kd HOME, for items that can add a touch of fall to your home.
Just look outside and let nature inspire you with its magnificent color palette. Take a look at your permanent furniture pieces and upholstery and then identify complimentary tones that you can incorporate into your decor. You can go bold with bright orange and brilliant reds, choose warm rustic colors such as maple and caramel and add accent colors in shades of warm purples.
Add decorative touches outside that you will appreciate every time you come home as will your passersby. Strategically place pumpkins of varying shapes and colors on your porch or stone wall for that quintessential New England look we so much enjoy in Fairfield County. For a whimsical touch places gourds or small pumpkins in outside planters. You can also add a touch of elegance by applying some gold spray paint to pinecones and combining with white pumpkins. And of course, there’s nothing easier than just purchasing oversized hardy mums to keep color and cheer around your home while the days get cooler and the leaves fall.
Inside artfully combine gourds, pine cones and twigs in simple arrangements in baskets, glass vases and lanterns with or without candles. Wrap in twine and add inexpensive fun items like candy corn for Halloween or popcorn kernels or seeds to carry you through to Thanksgiving. Don’t limit yourself to table top or mantel decorations. Try an artful arrangement of pumpkins and leaves on a window sill or bookshelf. Indoor mums look at home around a fireplace and simple flowers in a vase is always a refined and simple way to bring the beautiful season indoors.
Fall colors aren’t just for fall, so don’t hesitate to make them a more permanent part of your space. Paint, wallpaper and upholstered pieces such as headboards and ottomans are a great way to enjoy your favorite colors year round. Combine bright or muted hues in modern patterns with classic furniture pieces and colors.
Even though harvest decor is normally associated with a rustic design scheme, it can still bring refined elegance to your home. Enjoy this colorful season and remember you can call me anytime for help with seasonal decorations for the holiday as well as a refresh of your home.
New Trends for Fall…Trick or Treat?
As the winter approaches, no one wants frozen tootsies from a cold floor. Fall is the perfect time to treat yourself, and your home, to a soft, shaggy rug. There’s plenty of rich new tones, patterns, and textures to choose from this season so you can add a warm look and feel to every room.
As the trees lose their leaves we can really see the architecture of nature. The simplest of shapes-circles and lines-make for wonderfully simple-yet-abstract lighting fixtures. These fixtures are a great way to add modern drama without being ornate or over the top.
Velvet has been out of vogue for a while now, but the classic fabric is having a new revolution. Done wrong, velvet can come across as old fashioned, but in bright colors with clean silhouettes, it’s perfectly contemporary and brings a luxe look to modern spaces.