September 2016: Fall Decorating Tips September 15 2016, 0 Comments

As the crisp warm leaves fall from the trees and the kids begin to grow with excitement you start to feel the crisp autumn air set in. Bring the fresh, fun, autumn atmosphere in to your home with the following tips!

1.     Dress up your front porch with corn stalks or straw to wrap around anything. Using thick colored ribbon in deep oranges to tie everything together. Carry these same materials into lanyards or garlands around your front door and entry.



2.     Use your fireplace to showcase seasonal décor: Your fireplace mantel has been waiting for this season! Whether you look in your yard, or you travel to an arts and crafts store, dried leaves and pinecones make great décor. Small pumpkins, gourds or dried leaf vines, and colorful candles will brighten your mantle and spirits.



3.    Include Autumnal Colors Combine autumn red or orange splashes with a neutral or contrasting base such as taupe, olive, or blue. Muted greens are fresh alternatives to bold warm colors. Throw Pillows, table accessories, and accent rugs are high-impact, low-investment places to start.



4.    Find woodsy elements at your local farmers' market or your own backyard. Look for moss, grasses, and small branches. Fill interesting pots with any combination of them, or turn a bundle of twigs into a natural photo holder.


5.     Depending on if you want to go formal or casual for your table, choose colors that reflect your home decor AND the season.  Using red and yellow apples for an informal organic and edible centerpiece is pleasing to the eye. For more formal centerpiece design try adding a tablecloth that has hints of fall colors and themes. Small but unexpected details go a long way at the dinner table.



6.    Fall decor can be visual but it also involves your other senses like smell.  Pumpkin pies, cinnamon apple cider and fire wood scents are all warm and cozy smells. Try using candles, incensing, or boiling a pot of spices.