Halloween is always a fun and spirited time of the year, with everyone going all out with their décor. There is a great sense of anticipation as the young and young at heart look forward to the treats and excitement that this occasion brings.
Fall brings with it a beautiful palette of warm hues and an indescribable feeling of nostalgia and anticipation. And as the days grow shorter, it is natural for most of us to shift away from outdoor activities to indoor gatherings. Here are some ideas on how to spruce up your home with the beauty of the harvest season.
Decorate the Front Door and Entryway
Offer your guests a warm and cheerful welcome by decorating your front door or porch with vibrant décor that represents nature’s bounty. Lush wreaths and garlands with bronze, gold, brown, and orange foliage brighten your doorway and draw the eye.
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Many of us often fail to notice the importance of lighting in our décor, focusing more on ornaments, foliage, and other accents. Although I used to overlook lighting, I have recently developed a greater appreciation for it. Now, I place more focus on it in my Christmas designs, especially after noticing the power a single candle or string of lights can have during the holidays. Perhaps the draw is due to the stark contrast of light and dark during that particular time of year. I have noticed that lights at other times of the year, such as Halloween or the Fourth of July, seem to lose its impact because of inappropriate or excessive use. But at Christmas and the winter solstice, light is vibrant and brilliant, bringing reflection, clarity, and hope.
We also tend to think that Christmas lights are simply for pairing with trees, garlands, or other greenery. However, they can be used in many different ways to enhance your home décor throughout the year. Read on for some inspiring ideas on how to make the most out of your holiday lights.
Paper Lanterns with a Modern Twist
Every year, we put up our most beautiful Christmas decorations to fill our home with holiday cheer and spirit. When the season ends, there is no reason to let our Yuletide décor sit idly in storage. With a little ingenuity, you can enjoy some of your favorite Christmas accents year-round.