Fall is the time of year when my focus turns from outside to in. Although the season is probably my favorite, I reluctantly say good-bye to the carefree days of summer- I love the warm weather, casual BBQ dinners, and sitting around the outdoor fire at night sipping a glass of wine and chatting with friends.
Although autumn brings cooler days, fuller schedules with shorter days, it also has its rewards. It is a time when I begin to cultivate the feelings of warmth and coziness in our home. BBQ dinners are replaced with satisfying soups and stews simmering on the stove. The lightness and brightness of décor is exchanged for rich colours, chunky textures and a layered effect. These refinements, as small as they may be, bring a sense of comfort that makes it easier for me to say, “Good-bye summer, we’ll see you again real soon.”
How can you make your space more interesting and inviting for fall?
Try these fall decorating suggestions:
One: Add throws and plump, down-filled pillows to your sofa. Choose fabrics, such as chunky wools or big knits or global inspired graphic patterns.
Two: Brighten your space and appeal to your sense of smell with candles in spiced or “baked goods” scents. Candleholders in silver and gold will add a reflective quality.
Three: Paint a room in a seasonal hue, such as warm gray or taupe.
Four: Accessorize with some of today’s hottest colours, including aubergine, indigo or citrine. Choose a tone that speaks to you.
Five: Add an element of rustic or weathered wood to your space in furniture or accessories.
Six: Be creative and liven up your mantel or table with seasonal elements, such as dog wood, gourds, moss balls, acorns or leaves.
Remember, fall is a gradual changing of colors, weather and landscapes. Transitioning your home for the season can be the same. By bringing in a few subtle touches here and there, you’ll create the look and feel you desire.
Enjoy your day!