Fall is such a beautiful time of year. Here in the Northeast the leaves are changing, the air is crisp and I just love all the fall sweaters and boots we can finally wear! But as much as I love this season, I am also reminded of the next one coming – dreaded winter. It’s not my favorite. But I’ve learned not to take my distaste for winter out on it’s predecessor and embrace fall for all the beauty it brings.
When it comes to decorating for fall, I tend to keep things pretty simple and try to stick with these 4 general tips to make our home look and feel a little cozier and warmer.
Bring the outside in
There’s so much happening outside during this time of year so why not bring some of it inside. Freshly picked greens, leaves, sticks, logs, stumps, acorns, even unique rocks make for beautiful decorating.
Incorprate them into a centerpiece, a vase, or a new tiered tray. The bonus is that it’s all free! And burlap is the perfect compliment to all that nature. Check out my DIY burlap table runner post here.
Add some texture
There’s no easier or quicker way to add warmth to your home then to change up the texture of your pieces. Chunky knits, fur, burlap, flannel – these all add instant warmth to your home and can be done very simply.
I love changing up throw pillows or adding a well placed cozy blanket.
Even some candle covers make me just feel warmer this time if year. I made this candle cover by cutting off part of the sleeve from an old sweater.
I still keep my sea shells out because they make me happy and the texture they bring is so pretty. But I added some mini battery string lights to them for instant warmth!
You don’t need to add more nail holes in your walls to change up the art. Lean frames on a shelf or mantle or simply switch out the artwork in frames that are already hanging.
Or hang art with washi tape. You can find tons of free or almost free art online. I’m always creating new art prints and putting them in my Etsy shop too. Be sure to check them out!
You can also join my monthly art subscription service where you get a new 8″ x 10″ art print emailed to you each month. That’s 12 prints for $24. Click here to view my September print and click here for my new October one.
When it comes to colors, the options are endless this time of year. You can go traditional and add all those lovely muted and deeper colors of fall.
Or, of course bring in orange. I love orange and adding some mini orange pumpkins into an existing arrangement is an easy solution. Pair orange with greens and nature inspired elements like shells and wood for a great combination.
If orange isn’t your favorite, just adding a few deeper, richer colors in simple ways can make change the look of your entire space. I placed a simple gourd on my bar tray and tucked peach and orange faux hydrangeas into a wood vase. Easy peasy.
I’m in love with the unique gourds I’m seeing everywhere. This oversized pale blue gourd is my fav and paired with orange, green and cream colors, it looks so pretty under my watercolor fall banner. This banner is another way to add the variety of fall colors to your home. Click here to see my post on how to make this banner. Or click here if you’re not feeling very crafty and would like to purchase one from my Etsy shop – pom pom string included!
Or gather a bunch of color coordinated pumpkins and make your own “pumpkin patch”. Mix it up a bit by adding some greens and even gold or copper.
I’m also loving the unexpected fall color trend. I painted a mini faux pumpkin this pretty blue. Who says fall has to be all about orange?
So if you’re like me and a little slow to welcome fall, no worries! All it takes are some simple changes to bring that warm feel into our homes. Pretty soon we’ll be needing some real heat, but until then these fall touches should do just fine. Happy fall y’all!