With summer well and truly over, it’s time to welcome a new season. A favourite for many, fall means pumpkin carving, crisp leaves, marshmallows over the bonfire and the countdown to the end of another year.
You may be ready, but is your home? You’ll be wanting a whole different vibe, so it’s time to switch up your home décor and get cosy! Refreshing your interiors doesn’t have to cost too much of your time or money – these small autumnal additions will get you prepared just in time.
Textures and materials
As the weather gets colder, warm blankets and comfy cushions are a must. As a focal point in any living room, changing the colour scheme of your soft furnishings can immediately alter the entire feel of the space.
Materials such as yarn and wool make for cosy additions for the fall season and will contrast the texture of your sofa, whether that be leather, suede or cotton. Add even more dimension with a rustic wooden side table, coffee table or TV unit. Dark wood complements neutrals as well as bolder colours, so is a great option.
Appropriate colour scheme
The most obvious fall colours tend to be burnt oranges, browns and muted reds. Keep these as the staple colours in your home but be sure to soften these tones with neutrals. Colours such as beige or grey tone down bolder colours and create a calming feel in a room.
Layering colours and textures isn’t just for fashion, doing this with your interiors is the key to comfort as well as depth. Why not throw some patterns into the mix as well – plaid and tartan are a popular choice for fall?
Lighting is everything
When it’s grey outside, the last thing you want is to walk into a dull, gloomy house. Warm lighting from candles, lamps and fairy lights makes all the difference and will help you to create that cosy atmosphere.
HACK: Fill a mason jar or jam jar with warm-toned fairy lights for decorative, ‘firefly’ light features that can be placed in nooks and crevice’s around your home.
Bring the outdoors in
As the leaves turn crisp and brown and fall to the ground, why not bring them into your home? Adding orange and red toned plants will add an autumnal feel and match the colour tones you have picked out for the rest of your home.
Hanging plants are also a great way to bring in greenery and foliage, plus they are ideal for filling any empty spaces that you’re not sure what to do with!
Arts and crafts are a great activity for all ages, whether you’re looking for something fun and creative to do with your kids or sprucing up your home on a budget. Small, decorative touches can change the whole atmosphere of your house, just in time for fall.
Carve pumpkins to place outside your house, or decorate with paint and leaves to display as a centrepiece for your dining room table. If you decide to go all out and create a fall-inspired porch or entryway, an autumn wreath made of leaves, reeds and berries will complete the look and make a sophisticated addition to the pumpkins.
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