5 Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall
Summer is officially over and that means that fall has begun. The great thing about fall—aside from it signaling cooler weather—is that it is the beginning of the holiday season. This means that you now have a real excuse to start decorating your home. Fall is also the perfect season to take family photos, check out these 4 Steps to the Perfect Fall Family Photo Session. If you don’t know what a fall home looks like, it’s all about cozy comforts and an inviting atmosphere. Still stumped? Here are five ways to decorate your home for fall.
Bring the Outside In
If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that really encapsulates fall, like New York, you’ll know why this tip tops the list. Fall marks the transition from summer to winter, meaning that the days are a bit shorter and the temperature starts cooling down. This also means that leaves start changing colour, trees start shedding and harvests are ripe for picking. By bringing a little bit of Mother Nature into your home, you will be evoking images of fall in the best way possible. You can use pinecones in a wood bowl as a centerpiece or make a wreath out of them. Think about neat ways you can use cinnamon sticks, like surrounding an otherwise boring candle with the spice and wrap them up in some twine. Not only will it look super cute, it will also smell amazing. Forage for some colourful leaves and fill a vase with your favourite finds. While you are looking for leaves, keep an eye out for some tree branches that have shed naturally (or snip some from your own trees) and arrange them in a massive vase for an elegant arrangement.
Cozy Up with Some Throws
Nothing says cozy quite like soft throws, which is why you should immediately get a few to strategically place around your home. Unlike blankets, throws are much smaller and intended for cuddling up on a couch or in front of a fireplace—maybe with some wine. Plus, throws double as décor items, so you have an endless array of textures, fabrics and colours to choose from. We recommend getting a least two cable knit throws and a few cute throws with tassels. If you are looking for a one-stop-shop, visit Hudson’s Bay and just throw a bunch into your virtual shopping cart. They even have a cute faux mohair throw, which comes in two different colour options, and a plush faux mink throw that is quilted. Don’t forget to use coupons to your advantage as you shop at this superstore; check out some awesome coupon codes here. While you’re at it, fill your home with accent pillows. While you should make sure to select ones that pair well with your home’s overall look (and those throws you just bought), you should also feel free to experiment with textures and colours. You might even consider getting a few massive pillows to arrange on the floor in front of a fireplace.
Invest in Some Area Rugs
If you have hardwood floors, this one is definitely for you. Nothing says fall quite like cold floors on your bare feet, so go out and find some really cool area rugs that you can dress your hardwood up with. Look for interesting shapes, patterns, colours and of course, textures. You might also want to think about layering some of them up if you have a large open space, like a living room.
Sometimes, less is more, and that is certainly the case for fall decorations. If you just want a touch of seasonal décor, consider grabbing a few natural-looking accessories for your home, such as a burlap table runner paired with a vase of just-picked greens from your yard; burlap is super cheap and incredibly versatile. You can even use it to wrap up your holiday gifts once December comes around.
Candles, Candles, Candles
This one really is a given, but we’re including it anyway. Adding candles in strategic places works wonders when going for a comfortable fall atmosphere. Easy to work with, you can pretty much dress a candle up however you want and place it anywhere. For instance, place a simple white candle in a decorative bowl and surround it with fresh chestnuts, just-picked leaves or miniature pumpkins—voila! You suddenly have a designer-looking centerpiece.
Which items do you use to decorate your home during the fall season?