Fall’s fresh crisp air is already around us. It’s time to embrace and welcome its warm, comfortable, rich colors!
Autumn home décor, created by mixing both DIY and purchased items, can celebrate your own fabulous style and fabulous season itself. It’s a wonderful way to color your home with seasonal, or even permanent ideas! Here are inspiring suggestions to spur your unique creativity!
How to start?
Since most of our time this autumn will be spent at home, go big! On your front lawn, triple the number of fall flowers, corn stalks, and pumpkins (both white and orange).. Stack them in large clusters of uneven numbers. Example, three cornstalks, not four. Seven pots of flowers, not two. Be the boldest on your street!
Over to your front door, real bright red apples attached with wire to found wood can create a rustic wreath with a fresh fall feel. Next, moving to decorate your interior, use natural elements found in your own backyard! Think fallen red, yellow, orange and brown leaves, plus your landscaping’s drier summer flowers for vase arrangements, centerpieces and table settings.
Simply grab a basket, find the items, brush off any bugs and choose natural elements that aren’t overly dry or they might quickly fall apart – think 80-90 percent dry! Once inside, place everything flat on a table or shelf overnight. Decide where you want splashes of color: the dinner table, breakfast nook, side tables and kids’ rooms are perfect.
Hosting brunch? Use simple leaves and twine for a splash of color behind your silverware! Arrange the leaves in the center of your table and add a simple pumpkin and Mums for an easy, photo-worthy touch!
Tiny pumpkins from any local produce market or apple orchard are great for name tags or centerpieces that will last much longer than the leaves! Make a curried butternut squash soup and serve it in a hollowed pumpkin or squash! We like this recipe from Plum Market!
If you have summer hydrangeas, they’ve already darkened and dried outside on their stalks, clip them off and place one each in a natural colored vase and arrange in a grouping on a side table or shelf. For a richer look, use natural color vases with fall orange flowers – think mums.
In your living room or bedroom, add pumpkin and rust color throw pillows for instant bursts of color. Lastly, if you really want to make a bolder statement, consider painting one entire wall vivid orange. Pantone’s 2020 Amberglow (16-1350) is described as “radiant autumnal orange” and would be great year ‘round! Pantone Sandstone (16-1328) is also earthy and perfect for October and November months.
The choices are endless!
Enjoy glorious autumn!