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Fall Decorating Made Easy

It’s everywhere—the cooling breeze, pumpkin spice aromas filling the room, the morphing colors—signs of fall are reappearing all around.  With this vibrant change of season come countless opportunities to embrace all of its homey, warm qualities.  Don’t just watch the natural beauty unfold around you.  Welcome it into your life with these great fall-inspired decorating ideas that add a touch of the season’s charming quality to every corner of your home.

From a simple plaid tablecloth topped off with the perfect centerpiece, to the slightest accent of bold color in your living room’s neutral décor, these home decorating suggestions will bring just the right amount of autumn to your home.

Dare to be Bold

Reflect the colorful transformations occurring outside with vibrant, bold colors to create an ambiance of fall in your home.  As suggested by an article in The Wall Street Journal, the use of earth tones accented by dark, rich colors such as shades of red, yellow, orange and purple, add warmth associated with the season to your home.  Additionally, textured and patterned items are essential in forming the cozy atmosphere often associated with a crisp autumn afternoon, steaming hot spiced cider in hand.

5 Driftway Lane—Darien, CT

Bring the Outdoors In

Take a walk outside on a glorious fall day and collect some of nature’s most beautiful treasures along the way.  By doing so, you might just find the perfect centerpiece for your dining room table.  HGTV advises gathering the surrounding fall foliage and creating fall-inspired floral arrangements that cover all the main colors associated with the season.  Seasonal flowers such as Mums, as well as any nearby changing leaves that catch your eye, are a great choice.  Another possible decoration idea is the wreath.  This common household décor item perfectly welcomes all to the season, whether on your front door or over your living room fireplace.  Make each wreath unique by using the natural environment of your own backyard and by following these DIY wreath ideas.  Continue bringing the great outdoors into your home by filling those empty bowls or baskets with gourds of all shapes and sizes, while also placing other subtle arrangements of fall’s natural scenery throughout the house.

The Dining Experience

Just a few small additions to your table can make a huge difference in your whole dining experience.  Once again, décor with texture and pattern is an important part of fall style.  Unfold that plaid tablecloth and place plates or bowls of seasonal items such as gourds, apples and pumpkins on its vibrant surface.  Make another autumn-inspired floral arrangement, and don’t worry about switching your dishware; these slight accents of fall will form just the right atmosphere and keep the warmth of the season aglow.

Subtle Swap  

Stay away from clutter.  Better Homes and Gardens suggests that homeowners make small décor changes with simple additions of fall items throughout the house. Replace that ocean breeze candle with a warm cinnamon scent, change the bathroom hand towels, place patterned blankets and pillows on couches and add small rugs for the ideal dash of color.  Such subtle alterations appeal greatly to all the senses associated with the fall.  Attention to window treatments is yet another effective way to reflect the season in your home’s décor.

4 Catbriar Lane—Old Lyme, CT

 Don’t be Afraid to go Rustic

Pay tribute to autumn’s natural beauty by incorporating rustic character into your home.  Wooden furniture accessorized by luxurious items such as lamps and frames, flawlessly create a laid-back, yet stylish setting.  Additionally, show off those old, worn relics of your family’s history. Instead of hiding them away, appreciate their quality and place them on display throughout the house.  These antique additions will guarantee an old-world allure that epitomizes the exciting simplicity of the season itself every day in your home.


120 Underhill Road—Scarsdale, NY

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