With the arrival of fall, do you suddenly crave pumpkin-spiced everything? Do you walk through piles of fallen leaves, just so you can hear the crunch? Do you gravitate toward the orange, brown, and deep red hues in your wardrobe?
As the weather cools, adding fall touches to your home décor gives it a warm, inviting feel that starts the transition into the upcoming holiday season. Simple updates and accessories can add that fall feeling without the expense and hassle of a complete redo. Consider these easy DIY solutions to give your home a dash of autumn.
Accent Your Living Room
Alice Chiu, principal for San Francisco-based design firm Miss Alice Designs, suggests adding warm, textural elements to your living room to get fall-ready in a snap. “Add a knit or sherpa throw to the sofa in rust orange or striped or plaid accent pillows in rich browns and deep reds,” she says. “You can also drape a golden yellow banner across the fireplace mantel and add accents such as pumpkins, oak leaf stems, or crabapple branches on the coffee table to bring in some fall color.”
When you start with quality living room furniture in neutral tones, it’s easy to accessorize for the season.
Use Harvest-Themed Centerpieces
Florals brighten a space any time of year. For fall, switch to seasonal burnt orange, bronze, gold, deep red, and purple arrangements. Mums, pansies, orange roses, and eucalyptus look great in a vase. Add the perfect finishing touch to displays with mini pumpkins and gourds.
A natural wood table gives your dining room an earthy look. Enhance that style for fall by creating a harvest centerpiece made of pumpkins, berry garlands, gourds, pinecones, and scented candles. “There’s nothing quite like walking into a dining room area that smells of cinnamon spice and apple cider to remind you of fall,” Chiu says.
Add a Touch of Paint
A fresh coat of paint, even when used sparingly, can transform the feel of your home. Add a bit of rich burnt orange to your kitchen’s breakfast nook or to a living or dining room wall. Complement the color with new fall accessories. For a more subtle approach, Chiu suggests painting exposed dining chair frames in burnt orange or deep plum or painting the interior back of a bookcase in your favorite fall color.
Switch Out Linens
If paint seems too permanent, then a tablecloth or table runner in a rich fall pattern can enhance your fall décor without the effort of repainting. Use fall-themed towels in the kitchen and bathrooms to keep the theme going throughout the home.
Don’t Forget the Front Porch
Your front porch is the first thing guests see. Give them a fall welcome with an assemblage of pumpkins and fall florals. Use your favorite combination of orange and white pumpkins, corn stalks, a wooden crate or stool, a fall wreath, mums, and a bushel basket of apples. Throw a plaid blanket into the mix, and add a couple of outdoor lanterns.
Are you ready to get your home fall-ready with some new-to-you furniture and accessories? Let CORT Furniture Clearance Centers help you find the perfect pieces to complement your fall décor.