The air is crisp, the days are getting shorter, and the bounty of autumn’s harvest is inviting us all to get cooking and get cozy; as we transition ourselves into colder months, doesn’t it make sense to change up our decor as well?
For a long time, I didn’t think much about decorating my home for the seasons. To me, my stuff was my stuff and it didn’t make sense to collect more of it, but over time, I learned how to make certain elements of my decor the focal point with each new time of year, and in doing so I found a deeper appreciation for the seasons.
The transition from summer to fall is a dramatic one, in just a couple of months we’ll be hiding from the cold, so there’s no time like the present to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that evokes the beauty of fall.
Go Green: Plants are by far one of the easiest ways to change up your decor from one season to the next. Whether it’s a potted plant or a gorgeous bouquet from the farmer’s market, seasonal greenery adds a burst of color and freshness to your space. If your green thumb is lacking, try picking up some dried flowers, which are available at many markets this time of year – they never wilt and can be used in a multitude of ways.
Check out our Fall Container Planting with Terrain for some fall plant inspiration!
Opt for texture: Take a cue from your closet and display a combination of seasonal fabrics — like wool and velvet –throughout your home. Try mixing patterns, colors, and texture with oversize throws and soft velvet pillows. Toss a favorite sweater over the back of an armchair or hook a hat over the corner of your couch to add an extra bit of color.
Go natural: Autumn is the perfect time to display natural materials, like woven baskets or carved wood. Pull these organic items forward and allow them to be the focal point of a dresser or tabletop. A grouping of palo santo smells amazing and contrasts beautifully against a copper vessel, or display your jewelry against a naturally carved box.
How are you welcoming autumn into your home? Be sure to share your ideas in the comments!
More decor inspiration from the BLDG 25 blog.
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