Fall decorating embraces a return to warmth, with hues that celebrate the season’s rich palette and homes that are filled with texture and layers. As the weather cools and we begin to transition from time spent outdoors to time spent indoors, our thoughts turn to how we can cozy up our homes in preparation for the colder months ahead. Read on for some of our favourite ideas for easy fall decorating.
1. Decorate the Front Porch
Fall’s arrival means that the start of entertaining season is also upon us, so be sure to create an inviting first impression for guests (and trick-or-treaters!) by showing your front porch some love. Seasonal flowers like mums, pumpkins and gourds are inexpensive and go a long way to up your home’s wow factor.
2. Work in Pops of Plaid
Whether through a pillow, throw blanket, tablecloth or other decor accent, working in plaid accents — especially when the colours fall on the earthy end of the spectrum — is a quick and transformative way to make your home feel fall-ready.
3. Warm Up to Moody Colours
Incorporating rich, deep hues into your home is one of the easiest and most effective ways to make a room feel more autumnal and impart a sense of warmth and comfort. Burgundy, bronze, gold, russet red and deep green are all seasonal favourites.
4. Mix Rustic & Refined
‘Tis the season for welcoming organic elements into our homes, so don’t shy away from using fallen leaves, wood accents and a pumpkin or two for decor. To keep the look from skewing too kitschy, couple them with streamlined accents.
5. Add Ambience Through Candlelight
Inexpensive and incredibly stylish, candles are a great way to set the scene for a cozy evening in. And let’s be honest, with scents that range from pumpkin pie to freshly-picked apples, you won’t be able to resist keeping your home smelling sweet all season long.
6. Layer, Layer, Layer
Just as the cooling weather means it’s time for us to layer up our wardrobe, so too should we layer up our homes. Work in thick, chunky pillows and blankets in soft wool, cotton and chenille in spaces where your family spends the most time in.
7. Don’t Neglect Seasonal Staples
Whether you can’t get enough of pumpkin-themed decor or if you prefer the more trendy look of painted white pumpkins, how you choose to decorate is up to you — but weaving in a few seasonal staples goes a long way in driving your fall decorating theme home. Pumpkins are the ultimate fall decor piece, but wreaths, leaf garlands, baskets and gourds are all equally festive.