Scented candles, crackling wood-burning fires, and cozy interiors bring warmth and life to any home during Autumn. Whether you prefer the minimalist look (by adding a simple throw pillow or a sumptuous blanket to your sofa), or you love going all-out with festive Fall decor (complete with pumpkins, foliage, and more), Fall is always a great time of year to give your space an update. To inspire you to refresh your home decor for Fall, here are helpful tips from interior decorating experts.
Stefan & Maegan Bucur (the founder and editor of Rhythm of the Home), have 6+ years of experience in home decor and interior design, and love sharing their helpful tips with their readers. They suggest, “A good way to spruce up your kitchen for the fall is to add a wreath to your fridge. You can use adhesive hooks to secure the wreath and for easy removal. If you want to add lights to the wreath or any area in your kitchen, one tip is to use battery-powered string lights for less clutter and to make sure you don’t use up valuable countertop outlets. Add a fall-colored runner to the kitchen island to create festive cheer without sacrificing the workspace. Make sure it is long enough to drape over the sides or else it will make the island look cluttered with hard edges. Another great idea for adding that fall scent to your home is using a couple of candle warmers strategically placed around your living room and bedroom. Pick a couple of amber, spiced pumpkin, bergamot, and vanilla candles and place them in the candle warmers. This will almost immediately bring that autumnal smell to your home and it will be a nice surprise for your guests.”
Janette Mallory is an LA-based interior designer (and the Principal behind Janette Mallory Interiors) who creates beautifully bespoke interiors in clean lines and sophisticated grace. With decades of hands-on experience, she is accomplished at remodeling spaces and entire homes. She says, “An easy way to update your home for the season is to incorporate fall-themed accent items in your table centerpieces, napkins, candles, or even dishes. You can also use throws and throw pillows in Fall shades like muted browns and oranges. Finally, you can find so many options at your local flower marts to bring all the turning colors of nature indoors, strategically placed around the house.”
Laurice Constantin, who is the Digital Managing Editor at Forbes Middle East as well as the Founder of Casadar (an online marketplace that connects buyers with sellers and consultancy service providers, in the field of Decoration, Architecture, Interiors, and space remodeling) says,” Fall brings more indoor activities, more time spent at home, and lovely warm colors, all of which make fall decorating especially enjoyable and important. And now that the coziest decorating season of the year has arrived, here are a few new fall decorating ideas to help you get your own home ready. Replace your current lampshades with solid or patterned ones in brown, orange, red, yellow, or purple to give your lighting a seasonal refresh. If you have copper cookware or are looking for an excuse to buy some, consider using it as decor in your kitchen. Change out your summer pastels for richer hues like burgundy, charcoal, and caramel. Plaid is the ideal cozy pattern for the fall season. Reupholster a chair or add a pillow or throw. Begin by setting the tone for the season’s festivities in the foyer. Decorate with wood for a fully rustic fall feel, then add some red fruits and flowers, as well as a matching throw pillow on the bench. Soften any room with handmade textiles in bright colors or fall colors that complement the rest of the space.”
Kristina Davis, a Home Decor and Furniture Expert at Letti & Co (which published informative home decorating and improvement articles and how-to guides) says, “There are many different ways to update your home for the fall season. If you want to make a big difference, then go for something like painting the outside of your house. It will look really nice, especially if you do it when the leaves change color. The best part about it is that it’s affordable. Another great option would be to add some decorative flowers to the front yard. This is a great way to brighten up your house and it’s cheap. When you plant bulbs, you have the option to choose from tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and many more. Last but not least, add some colorful accents to the inside of your home. Paint the walls with colors like red, orange, yellow, or green. You can also add a little bit of furniture to the kitchen and bedrooms. These items will add a little bit of extra comfort to your home. When you do this, you will enjoy the beauty of the season all year long.”
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