As we usher in the season of fall, it’s time to start thinking about cozy evenings with love ones, the warmth and soft glow of a fire, and pumpkin-spiced everything! A change in the season also provides a perfect opportunity to refresh your home; think warm tones and natural vibes. In this article, we’ll run through some of the simple ways you can bring autumn inside.
When we think about fall, the colors that spring to mind are deep red, burnt orange, and fiery yellow, as well as the earth tones of green and brown. It’s a visually impressive and versatile color scheme to work with, and an easy method of bringing fall into the home is to add splashes of these colors to your existing décor. You could try new pillow shams (which can be made at home for very little cost), blankets, or throws in red, orange, and yellow. Pick up some fallen leaves whilst walking, dry them, attach to white card, and frame in white or brown wood for straightforward and striking pieces of wall art. You could even collect leaves at different times and arrange them in stages of their color change for a real talking piece!
Natural decorative pieces
Don’t stop with leaves! There are plenty of creative things you can do with the natural gifts of this time of year. Pumpkin carving is a highlight of Halloween, but you need not limit their presence to just one night. Pumpkins can be decorated with paint, glitter, fabric, leaves, twigs; an infinite number of combinations are possible! If you have kids, involve them in this project. They’ll enjoy expressing themselves, and it gives the whole family a chance to do an activity together. As well as pumpkins, you can use twigs and branches to create decorative pieces. Larger chunks of wood can be cut to create coasters and place settings.
One of the most festive decorations, perfect to see you through from fall until after Christmas, fairy lights are inexpensive and create the welcoming, cozy vibe that epitomizes this time of year. Add lights to your fireplace, living room, bedroom, even to the bannister of the stairs. And whilst we’re considering the staircase, don’t overlook this as a great place to add subtle notes of decoration. For people who are having trouble using the stairs, Gamburd Stairlifts provide you with freedom and confidence in your home.
A place to read and reflect
The cold evenings of fall provide an opportune time to grab a favorite book, curl up with a blanket, and simply relax. Create this space in your home using a comfortable chair (a rocking or wing chair are classic and sophisticated), with a tartan or fluffy blanket, a scatter of cushions, and a small table to set your book, a hot chocolate, and maybe a little snack. A space that’s easy to make, and can be enjoyed by all of the family.
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