October 2017: Decorating with Fall Colors October 15 2017, 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, fall atmosphere in to your home with the following tips on how to use pumpkins in your home design!
Showcase miniature pumpkins in an elegant fashion with a bell jar or cloche. The pumpkins create the homey, fall look, but a sleek glass dome adds a touch of class and formality. Add colorful details around the dome, such as leaves, flowers, or other fall favorites, to complete the arrangement.
Jack-o-lanterns add a spark to your autumn-inspired decor but this time, the faces and fancy carvings aren't necessary. Simply cut a hole in the top of a pumpkin, scoop out the insides, and place a candle inside the cavity to create a warm fall light. Try different sizes of pumpkins and surround them with gourds and other pumpkins to complete the arrangement.
Don't put your empty planers away just because it’s fall. Turn a planter into a pedestal for a pumpkin to create a simple fall display outside.
Transition pumpkins into late fall by adding pinecones to your displays. For a late-fall centerpiece, place a large pumpkin in a shallow basket and surround the base with pinecones.
Add petite pumpkins to an existing display to dress it up for fall. Plain pumpkins work well, but if you want to add some extra flair, paint designs on the pumpkins in colors that match your décor.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens