Ten Fall Decorating Tips for Your Home
So fall is in the air. Literally, we mean, we can feel now it’s getting pretty chilly outside in a lot of places across the US. Yet, there’s a lot to look forward to in the autumnal equinox (fancy words, impressed yet?); we’ve got Halloween, Thanksgiving, several religious holidays, and of course everyone’s (least) favorite, Columbus Day. Now, we know you want to decorate you’re house in celebration of the season of Christopher Columbus, so here are some Fall decorating tips.
- Got a rocking chair on your front porch? Fall-it-up with a plaid throw blanket and a pumpkin by it’s side. Those three items alone make it seem like you’re in the thick of the season. [separator size=”20″]
- Fire up the fireplace. Got a fireplace that you haven’t used since Christmas Eve? Actually that reminds us! Only 10 weeks left ’til Christmas. However, put some logs in, turn on the gas, or flip the switch (for some it’s that easy). Accent the mantle with burnt orange and deep red pieces, and you’re in business. [separator size=”20″]
- For an inexpensive way to get a fitting centerpiece, take a walk around your neighborhood. If you live in an area with lots of pine trees, pinecones should be on the ground in abundance. Also pick up any nuts and acorns. Put em in a bowl, propped up on a bed of fallen leaves. [separator size=”20″]
- Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas time. Fallen sticks and twigs from different trees will have varied sizes, colors, and textures that can be arts-and-crafted into gorgeous wreaths. [separator size=”20″]
- We know you’ve been waiting since buying them in bulk during a summer semi-annual sale, so go ahead and break out those candles. Put them everywhere too, nows primetime candle season. [separator size=”20″]
- Go Red. It’s a quintessential fall colors. Any more orange added to your bounty of pumpkins will make it look like you’re hosting your child’s halloween-themed party. Red blankets, accent chairs, dinner napkins, lamp shades, throw pillows; they all work. [separator size=”20″]
- DIY. Nothing says Autumn like something that was handcrafted; we don’t know why, it just does. Remember those hand turkeys that everyone does when they’re kids? Well do them now, as a group activity. Except this time instead of just using crayons, try nice markers in an array of seasonal colors. Frame them, and they look right at home on your wall.[separator size=”20″]
- Go beyond orange pumpkins. There’s so many other plants in season that will bear fruit perfect for decorations. Gourds, Sweet potatoes, red apples, blue corn, pears, squash, and the ever-elusive white pumpkin should all make an appearance in your home before Winter starts. [separator size=”20″]
- Smell the season. Besides the candles, brew some spiced teas every now and again the get the smells throughout your home. A nice decorative touch would be to put the teas in small mason jars and leave them out on your counter. Just open and take a whiff whenever it’s necessary. [separator size=”20″]
- Feature more wood. Besides making a fire, wood is a great material to decorate with during fall. You don’t have to go out and buy expensive wooden tables. log coasters, pot holders, or napkin rings would add a nice touch. And instead of storing it in a shed, leave bundles of firewood around the house, and it doubles as decor.
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