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.
Add other elements for visual interest: these pre-lit twig pumpkins tie in well with the harvest theme and their distinct, weathered look makes them stand out from the usual Jack O’ Lanterns. Traditional metal lanterns radiate elegance and cast an inviting glow when evening sets in.
Enhance Your Living Room
An easy way to transition your living room is by replacing summer-themed cotton pillows with ones made with rich, textured fabric, such as this hooked pillow made with natural wool. Tweed and herringbone are also great choices for this season, as well as soft velvet and faux fur. Cashmere throws and blankets are sophisticated accents for your couch as well as cozy accompaniments for brisk fall evenings.
With summer now over, it’s time to decorate your hearth in keeping with the season. Embellish it with autumnal elements such as gourds, twigs, candles, and pinecones to create a wonderfully warm, focal point.
Infuse cheery bursts of color into your living room by adding fresh flowers to the mantel or coffee table. Popular seasonal blooms include chrysanthemums, asters, camellias, and dahlias. Choose pots and urns in muted earth tones to pick up on the fall theme and provide appealing contrast to your flowers.
Design Inviting Tablescapes
Lift the mood of your dining room with beautiful centerpieces and autumn-themed dinnerware. An artful arrangement of apples, twigs, berries, dried leaves, and pine cones can go a long way to setting the tone for your fall festivities, and serves as a good conversation starter for you and your guests.
Transform Your Bedroom
A few simple touches can transform your bedroom into a comfortable refuge for cool autumn evenings. Switch out lightweight, summertime beddings for warmer ones made of flannel or wool. Opt for bed linens in rust, deep green, or orange hues to keep with the season’s palette. Layer on a big, plump comforter for extra volume, and then place a luxurious bed scarf over the foot of the bed to add texture and dimension.
Warm Up the Outdoors
Create an outdoor haven that reflects the warmth and elegance of your interiors. Drape sparkling string lights along railings or tree branches for enchanting sparkle, then dress up seats and sofas with wool throws. Group together candles of varying sizes for gentle illumination, and arrange pumpkin accents for a refined autumnal display. A copper fire pit makes for a beautiful focal point, promoting a welcoming ambience that encourages guests and loved ones to linger a little longer.
With a little effort and ingenuity, your home can make a seamless and elegant transition from summer to fall. Check out more fall décor options at Balsam Hill.