Tips for Making Your Home Look Autumnal

Tips for Making Your Home Look Autumnal

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October 4, 2021

It’s the time of year when we start to feel a bit sad about summer being over. Yet, at the same time, we have a sense of excitement for all that fall has to offer: Halloween, new TV show premieres, and so much more.

Why should we decorate for fall? It might be to bring a sense of intimacy into our homes. Whatever season it is, or wherever you are in the world, fall decor can be a great trick to make your home cozy and welcoming. Homeowners can drag out rugs, more colorful cushions and heavier drapes. Adding more lighting with candles, lamps or lanterns can create a sense of ambiance as well. Here are five easy fall decorating ideas to get you started with your very own summer-to-fall transition.

1. Autumnal Schemes

Accent colors are a great way to add autumnal touches to your home without breaking the bank. Utilize the vivid colors typically associated with the season, including orange, red, yellow, golden brown and green, to freshen up your living space.

​​Adding a pop of seasonal flair to your home can be as easy as shopping for a new throw or table runner. Throw pillows are perhaps the simplest way to make your home look fresh. They change the mood of the room simply by changing seasonal palettes. As versatile accent pieces, you can place them on your couches, entryway benches or your bed.

Changing up a duvet’s color with warm and earthy tones is also a great idea. Dress your guest room in honor of the season.

2. Florals and Natural Materials

While we often associate florals with spring and summer, dried flowers and foliage make beautiful and versatile accents for fall home decor. For the more adventurous decorator, combine materials like flowers, leaves, woods and metals to create one-of-a-kind pieces that make a statement.

In general, natural materials — squash, gourds, pine cones, among others — can enliven your home and make it a more welcoming space. For maximum effect, arrange these accents in bowls and scatter them throughout the house.

3. Textures

Create a cozy environment by incorporating textures. It’s not as difficult as you may think. A rug here and there — if you can make it work with your existing space — will do the trick. The right rug not only brings a design together, and works with all types of furnishings and accessories, but also creates a feeling of warmth and intimacy.

Don’t be afraid to introduce more layers into a room with a mixture of textures. Draperies and window treatments can also act as a great way to add texture and definition to a space.

4. Scents

It’s no secret that fall means changing leaves (in some parts of the world), pumpkin spice everything and the desire to curl up under a blanket with something hot to drink. Changing the fragrances in your home is one of the easiest ways to create a cozy feeling. In the end, it’s not just about what you see. Scents can significantly transform your space, too, if you choose them carefully.

Diffusers, candles and potpourri offering autumnal scents are ideal. Switching up some bathroom essentials like hand soap in the powder room can also help to set the mood!

5. Ambient Lighting

You can warm up the space with beautiful floor lamps and decorative candles. Adding some soft and warm hues to your home can help you create a soothing atmosphere.

Smart light bulbs are a great option for your fixtures, so consider them for optimal results. By doing so, you can easily set up the exact tones you desire for your lighting. It also enables you to change the lighting according to the seasons, or just your mood.

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