Seasons change, and so should your home decor. There is no need for a complete makeover but adding a few touches here and there throughout your home will definitely make a difference. Welcome fall with style. Here are a few tips…
Set the mood upon arrival
Fall marks the start of the holiday entertaining season making it a great time to spruce up areas of your home where guests gather. Especially where they enter your home. The foyer. Touch-up scuffs on stair risers and add an entry table to display a few decorative accessories. If you have a bench or chair already set there, toss over it a fall-hued throw.
Pair rustic with sophistication at the table
One rule that designers always follow: contrast is key. Mixing earthy elements, such as a wooden cheese board, vintage china (which creates a more organic feel), and a warm colored tablecloth with beautiful crystal glasses and sophisticated candle holders can be striking.
Copper has continued to grow in popularity, making the glowing material the metal of the moment. Look for simple pieces, such as pails (to put flowers in), trays (to deliver drinks or nibbles on), and cups (to drink warm cider from). Occasionally polish the copper to maintain its new-penny shine or allow the metal to take on a rich, verdigris patina over time.
Spice up the guest room
If cooler fall weather also means hosting weekend guests, swap out lightweight summer bedding for heavier linens in rich fall shades, like pumpkin, russet, or gold. Changing just a few key pieces is an easy way to refresh a bedroom’s look, plus your guests will appreciate bunking in such a well-appointed and cozy room.
Pumpkins of course
What would fall be without pumpkins? Lightweight, durable and sure to last for many years to come, faux pumpkins are every fall decorator’s best friend. Display them as they are or give them a crafty spin with a DIY glittered leaf design.
And there you have it. Incorporating soft design elements in your home will create the autumn mood that you are after.