How quickly the sunny, warm air changes to crisp and cool and your bright, light home decor feels like it needs warming up. Like wearing a sweater when the cools off, your home needs its fall “sweater.”
Lucky for you, I have a few simple ideas to help warm your home decor up for the fall (and winter) seasons. Grab a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa and find your favorite idea!
- Add throw blankets in warm, rich tones to complement your décor. Drape them on sofas, chairs and beds to add color and keep you warm. Another option is to cover the full back of your sofa with a blanket, quilt or duvet cover so it appears upholstered (tuck the blanket into the seat cushions). This is an easy way to add a pop of warm color to your sofa.
- Swap out pillows, draperies and lampshades for warmer, richer tones to completely change the look and feel of a room. Black lampshades can make a dramatic impact in a room. Consider swapping linen or sheer curtains with lined drapery for a fuller and warmer look.
- Add area rugs with texture or richer, darker tones to your rooms to change the look instantly.
- Consider layering textures to make a space feel cozier for the fall. Velvet pillows or nubby fabrics add texture and warmth.
- Add table runners to your buffet, entry or dining tables. Tie the colors in with your décor. Adding a runner adds a layer and layers equal warmth (just like our fall wardrobe!).
- Swap out display trays on coffee tables or buffets – consider worn brass, bronze or wood trays to give a new look to your tabletop displays.
- Easy décor ideas – fill bowls with red apples, artichokes or black walnuts, butternuts or hickory nuts (with a nut cracker and bowl for shells nearby). Fill a tall, clear vase or vessel with branches. Hang a fall wreath over a mirror inside your home. Natural elements such as twigs, bay leaves or wheat grass wreaths complement many décor styles.
- Light candles that remind you of the season – cinnamon, pumpkin and vanilla are all “warm” smells to spread throughout your home.
- Add a pair of urns on either side of your interior or exterior entryway and/or next to your fireplace and add mums in your favorite color.
Happy decorating! What is your favorite way to dress your home for Fall? Will you try any of these ideas in your home? Please leave a comment and let me know.