Fall is officially here as witnessed by the changing colors in nature such as burnt orange, deep reds, muted mustard, and rich browns. Besides rich warm tones, teals, blush pink, navy, and dark muted tones are being used in a modern-twist for fall colors. Whether it’s pillows, artwork, flea market finds, bedding, or plants, a few small changes can make a big difference in bringing warmth and coziness to your home. Below are some simple tips to getting your home ready for fall.
1. Warm Colors
You can give your home a simple and practical refresh by incorporating warm colors and metallics in your space. For a small and simple change, spray paint small accessories such as vases, decorative objects, or picture frames in bronze, gold, or copper. Metals are a design trend this year so why not incorporate this trend into your home for fall? If you want to make changes on a larger scale, create an accent wall. Paint one wall a rich chocolate brown or a muted mustard color. For a modern touch, try navy blue or charcoal gray. Switching up the colors in your home to warm, rich tones will definitely make a big difference.
2. Cozy Bedding
I love sinking into warm and cozy bedsheets with a good book. Swap out your crisp, cool summer sheets for flannel or fleece sheets in solid or plaid instead. If you have a quilt that you stored away for the summer, take it out and add it to your bed. Bring out your down blankets and cover it with a duvet cover in beautiful fall colors which brings a warm feeling to your bedroom.
3. Earthy Elements
Wood furnishings, plants, and nature-inspired objects creates an inviting and homey space. Adding earthy elements and bringing nature indoors has been a design trend for awhile and really adds texture and an organic look and feel to your home. Incorporate a few birch logs to your hearth or porch that provides a rustic, yet warm accent piece that is perfect for fall. Add plants and greenery to your space as plants not only improves air quality but also improves our mood, helping us feel more relaxed, calm, and peaceful! Hang a branch on the wall, like a Manzanita branch, which are characterized by their forked, spindly tines for texture and visual interest.
Pillows are a simple and easy way to update your home for fall. Swap out your existing pillows for a few warm-toned, velvet, or faux fur throw pillows. Incorporate pillows with decorative tassels, ruffles, or pom poms to tie in this year’s design trend. Use a mix of solid colors and patterns to add texture and visual interest for a homey feel. Make sure to keep with the same color scheme you have going on in your space to create a cohesive look and feel. If you want to incorporate a touch of vibrant colors, add royal purple or emerald green.