As soon as August is ending I get excited about the approaching fall season. The changing colors outdoors, the comfy chunky knits, and the cozy weather of fall make it one of the most enjoyable times of year to decorate your home. I get so excited to bring that atmosphere indoors into my home. If you have never decorated for the changing season or are not sure if you should decorate, I want to encourage you to decorate your home with a few simple tips and ideas.
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How to decorate for fall
Keep it simple! Don't over-decorate and clutter your home. You will grow tired of the clutter and want to get rid of it sooner than the season will be over. Bring in colors such as burgundy, mustard, plum, deep greens, and rusty red. Similar colors to what you see outside during this season.
When should you decorate for fall?
At the end of August? September 1st? September 22nd, the first day of fall? There is no right answer to this question, do what makes you happy! Traditionally people wait until it starts to cool off and the fall colors start showing up outdoors.
Fall decorating ideas
When shopping for decor, choose staples you can restyle year after year, occasionally adding in small accents. I like to stick to 5 main items when decorating for any season. Here are some links to give you inspiration and ideas.
1. Garland, leaves, or branches- Look for something that is realistic and not too bright.
2. Wreath- you can buy 1 generic wreath and just change out the ribbon. You can purchase branches and make a diy wreath. Or Purchase a ready wreath and store it for the next year.
3. Pumpkins or accent pieces (pinecones, acorns, simple figurines)
4. Pillow covers/ throw blanket- Great textures to look for that will create a cozy fall atmosphere are velvet, knits, or linen.
5. Candles or essential oils with seasonal scent. Scents to look for are apple, sandalwood, cinnamon, clove, or pine.
Easy and affordable ways to decorate:
Bring in the outdoors and cut tree clippings or branches. This is a free option and if you keep your eyes open there are so many beautiful decorations that nature provides for us.
Switch out pillow covers instead of buying new throw pillows each season that you will need to store somewhere in the off-season. Buy pillow inserts in the sizes that work for you. Then you can purchase different pillow covers to match the seasons or when you want to switch things up.
Fill a bowl with seasonal fruit such as apples or persimmons. You can enjoy the fruit and refill throughout the season.
Use pine cones or acorns that you can find outside in your own backyard or local park as decorating accents. In the past, I have also made a garland out of pinecones or acorns to string on the mantel.
I hope I inspired you to decorate your home and create an atmosphere of coziness and warmth.