28 Sep

Fall Decorating 101

I know I am not the only one who has a list of items, scents and events that give me the feeling of fall. For me, the list consists of cider donuts, apple picking and taking out my box of fall decorations. While I have a bunch of every-year favorites in that box, there are always a few items that have reached their limit. When this happens, I like to take a trip to my favorite stores for a little fall refresh. This year, I found myself asking, “what elements signify fall?” Sometimes you don’t realize until it all comes together, so I made a list to help you with your decorating endeavors!

Here are some of the elements you can look for while shopping.

Colors:

There are a couple color schemes that work well for fall decorating — colors found in nature and dark shades. A mixture of the two is even better. Between the way I’ve decorated my home in the past, the ideas I’ve gathered from other homes and what I’ve seen in stores and magazines, I have a pretty good sense of the colors I enjoy using the most.

  • Maroon
  • Plum
  • Forest Green
  • Rust
  • Yellow
  • Brown

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The two pictured pieces above can be found at Valley Lighting & Home Decor.

Styles:

Two popular styles to keep an eye out for this fall are nature-inspired and rustic. Like the colors listed above, these styles can be easily worked together. The rustic style incorporates wooden pieces, from furniture and mirrors to fans and lighting fixtures. This year, the rustic style is on my front porch, including a wooden rocking that sit nexts to a wooden table. I then placed a glass vase in the center of the table and filled it with mini gourds. This is where it ties into the next style, nature-inspired. Nature-inspired can incorporate wood as well, but there are other nature elements included. For the fall, foliage design is the perfect example. Another idea is the use of fruits. Try a basket of colorful fruits for a centerpiece, but use more of the dark colored ones for the perfect fall contrast.

Textures:

As the weather gets into the chillier temperatures, many of us just want to feel cozy. This is where textures come in. Throw blankets, throw pillows, rugs, and curtains can provide that cozy feel. Another easy way to add some texture is by purchasing or making your own fall-inspired wreath. By using items such as  pine cones, corn husk and garland, you can create one texture-filled wreath for your front door or interior.

 

Use your pumpkins for extra decor!