5 Decorating Ideas To Welcome Autumn
Ahh, fall. The leaves are turning beautiful red, orange, and gold hues, the breeze is blowing, and the air smells cool and crisp. It’s the perfect time to turn your home into a cozy oasis before winter comes. It’s time to put away the bright jewel tones of summer and embrace autumn’s warm, comforting palette. If you’re looking for some new home looks for the season, check out this list of easy decorating ideas!
- Decorate With Seasonal Flowers
Fall has some of the most beautiful floral options, which is about to make your decorating job quite a bit easier! Mums, chrysanthemums, and dahlias are all gorgeous fall-blooming flowers that come in a variety of fall colors! Add some buckets of mums to your front porch steps and some tasteful bouquets on the dining room table. Deck out your entryway table, if you have one, and your living room coffee table with a bouquet or floral centerpiece. The pop of color will give you a guide to the shades you should use throughout the rest of your home.
- Use An Autumn Color Palette
If you’ve adorned your home with flowers, now you can pick out coordinating decorations to compliment these colors. If your existing room colors are muted, try something bold to transform the space. A geometric rug, bright throw pillows, or a tasteful centerpiece are simple ways to add a lot of color without a lot of effort. Greens, gold, red, orange, burgundy, and brown are all ideal choices for a fall color palette. How you combine them is up to your imagination!
- Feast Your Eyes On Fall Foods
Pumpkins are not just reserved for pie during the fall season; incorporate food into your decorations, too! In addition to pumpkins, apples, gourds, figs, and berries also offer bright colors and scents to take your decorations to the next level. A welcoming bowl of crisp apples or an artful display of seasonal gourds are simple ways to add some serious fall character to your home.
If you have kids, pumpkin painting or carving is a perfect way to get into the spirit of the spooky season–and add some creative accents to your home. If you’ve already chosen a fall color palette, give the kids paints from the color family you’ve already selected. This way, they can let their imaginations run wild; no matter the result, the pumpkins will perfectly match your chosen decor.
- Breathe In The Fall Aromas
Autumn boasts some of the most spectacular scents, so keep your house cozy and welcoming with the scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, pumpkin, vanilla, maple, and cloves. Hit up candle stores for perfectly blended scents to burn in high-traffic areas of your home.
If you prefer a more creative approach, you can even make your own home scents with a few simple ingredients! In a small pot of water, combine whatever elements you would like and simmer on the lowest possible heat. A few great combinations include apples and cinnamon, oranges and cloves, or even lemon and vanilla! Your entire home will smell clean, cozy, and welcoming. Because you must leave the stove on, please only use this method if you’re going to be at home and alert.
- Don’t Forget To Brighten The Bathroom
The bathroom is probably one of the few rooms in your house that keeps the same decorations all year long. Don’t be afraid to change it up! Add one of those fall bouquets to the counter, and choose some coordinating bath towels to round out the effect. The bathroom is a great place to add a candle as well; when guests come to your home and use your gorgeously smelling and impeccably decorated bathroom, they’ll surely be impressed.
Autumn is a beautiful time to give thanks, reflect on past memories, and make new ones. Make the most of this special season by decorating your home. With a few simple ornamental touches, you can transform your home into a comfortable autumn destination for your family and friends using the scents and colors of the season.