When fall rolls around, you break out the cashmere hats and scarves to update your look for cooler weather. The same principle can be applied to your home. Layering in some fall colors and textiles are a good place to start in creating a warmth and comfort perfect for the changing weather.
Ready to make your autumn change-out? Use these 5 tips for easy fall updates to your home.
There is no easier way to change the look and feel of your home season to season than with textiles. Swap out your summer floral pillows for something with more of an autumn feel. Think cozy and add a hand-woven throw in a ruddy fabric, which “adds subtle warmth and texture,” said HGTV. You can also bring in some autumnal hues in rugs and towels, and as HGTV says, “it’s time to stow the summer quilt and bring back the heavy-duty down comforter and thermal blankets.”
Want a quick fix to update your home for the fall season? Add color. Paint a wall or hang a piece of art. Have some great pictures of changing leaves? Turn a blank wall into a fall gallery space.
Most of all, think squash. Pumpkins, zucchini, and summer squash all display the perfect fall hues of rust, green, and gold. Bringing this easy fall fix into your home can be minimal in the cost and time commitment departments, but can make a tremendous impact on your space.
3. Pillows and other accessories
For a nice pop of fall color, add a few throw pillows to your living and family rooms, says HGTV. Add accessories in fall colors or themes, like these metal or burlap pumpkins, both from Grandin Road. And add a warm glow with bunches of candles. Not a fan of the real type? Try these faux birch battery-operated candles.
4. Go natural
“Create pretty displays with decorative pumpkins or gourds or pine cones to create warm and visually appealing displays,” said Fresh Home.
Head outside and gather up some oak leaves or acorns, which can be used as a display in a bowl or vase (if you have fall foliage worth getting dirty for, try an arrangement like this from Southern Living). Have little kids? You can do a fun craft and create some fall art at the same time by tracing and shading oak leaves—or any kind of leaves for that matter—onto paper with different colored crayons or colored pencils. Or, take Southern Living’s pumpkin decorating idea and turn your mantle in a fall showplace.
5. Take it outside
“Don’t neglect your outside décor,” says The Stir.
Go seasonal with “pots of colorful mums…to set a fall mood that will look nice through Thanksgiving.” A firepit or fireplace in the yard, like these from Better Homes & Gardens, can create the perfect place to cuddle on a crisp night.
With these 5 tips for easy fall updates to your home, you’ll be autumn-worthy in no time!