Fall can be considered one of the most beautiful times of the year; from the colorful scenery outdoors, to the fun holidays celebrations, it’s certainly a season of warmth and the perfect time to give your home that rustic, cozy autumn feeling.
However, it can be hard to achieve if you can’t afford a full home makeover. Here are some simple tips for decorating for the fall season without breaking the bank.
Bring The Outdoors In
Some of the most beautiful things about autumn are all the beautiful sights that nature has to offer, so why not celebrate the season by bringing in some of those treasures in? Press beautiful leaves found in the park or fallen from the tree in the backyard, frame them, and hang them on the wall for instant art. Arrange a pile of branches or put some pinecones or acorns in a decorative bowl or vase. Use burlap to add a rustic touch around your dining table. Plant some seasonal flowers such as sunflowers or chrysanthemums in a pot and place them on a windowsill.
Select a Color Scheme
The right decorating scheme can convey autumn without even saying a single word. Warm colors such as reds, oranges, yellows, and purples bring in a natural vibe and go great with browns or earth tones. For a more daring or festive combination, you can never go wrong with black and bright colors for a fun contrast; pair black with classic white or a bold orange or silver for a Halloween feel. If new bedding or a fresh coat of paint isn’t in the cards, pops of color are perfect for accent pieces such as blankets, throw rugs, and artwork.
Nice and Cozy
Fall is the perfect time to bring all those throws out of storage and bundle up with friends and family. Blankets, quilts, and throw pillows in luxurious, comforting textures such as wool, cashmere, velvet, mohair, and plaid flannel are great for adding an autumn touch. Drape them casually over the back of sofas and chairs or toss them onto the bed for a more relaxed approach to decorating.
Light It Up
Scents play an important part in conjuring up the sensations and memories of an autumn afternoon – wood burning in the fireplace or pumpkin pie baking in the oven. Buy a few oil diffusers or fall scented candles and place them around the house. Brands such as Yankee Candle and Bath & Body Works stock a variety in fall appropriate scents perfect for lighting and snuggling up with a good book and a cup of tea, including Spiced Apple, Mahogany Teakwood, and Sparkling Cinnamon.
The front doorway of the home is one of the best places to decorate for fall because it will catch the eye of every neighbor that passes by. Put up a wreath on the door made from harvest berries or dried fall foliage (you can even grabs some fake flowers and leaves from the craft store and make one yourself). Of course, you can’t forget the pumpkins; arrange them all along the porch steps, and when Halloween arrives, carve them into spooky jack-o’-lanterns.