Sep 08, 2022
Cozying Up to Fall: Easy How To’s to Update Your Home for the Season
We know it’s still pretty hot out there (depending on which area of the country you are reading this from!), but these early September days mark one of my favorite times of the year—the barest hint of chill and briskness in the mornings and evenings that signal the transition to cooler weather. Plus, it’s actually pleasant to drink your morning coffee outside, now that the sweltering heat of summer is finally receding!
Perfect Palette: Let Mother Nature be your guide in choosing the best fall colors.
Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash.
Choose Autumn Hues
It’s remarkably easy to refresh your home with autumn hues, especially when there are so many gorgeous shades to choose from! As you are all probably aware at this point, orange is my very favorite color, so I’m a bit partial…That doesn’t, however, stop me from drawing on the rest of nature’s glorious hues. In addition to orange, I love to include fiery reds, rich rusts, gorgeous golds and umbers and a variety of greens that mimic the beauty of changing leaves.
Take a peek at my Refined Orange Palette (created with Sherwin-Williams paint colors) for a little fall inspiration. While orange is the dominant color here, feel free to choose your favorite autumnal hue to begin your seasonal makeover at home.
Burnt and spicy oranges mingle with bright whites and grounding grays.
A quick and effortless redo (with a minimal amount of hassle!) revolves around rejuvenating your textiles with a season-approved formula. Swap out the crisp linens and cool, airy cottons of summer for cozy-luxe faux fur throws and pillows.
Lush textures create a warm, inviting environment.
Photo by Alisa Anton on Unsplash.
Anything with a more substantial, warmer texture will work: chunky knits, heavyweight boucles and soft flannels and wools. I love a good faux fur throw and think they are a wonderful addition to any fall décor; mainly because they are so yummy to snuggle up with on cooler nights. This small, subtle shift in texture goes a long way to evoking that certain coziness and nesting-at-home feeling we all crave.
The sculptural style of the Rimpel Vases lends itself to statement vignettes.
Reaping the Bounty of Fall Harvest
Making the most of your fall makeover comes down to a single word: vase. I like to think of vases as a starting point to creating your own mini vignette or art installation. Look for vases of varying sizes and shapes to create the best visual statement; you can’t go wrong mixing and matching tall and short, thin and fat designs. Any type of sculptural vase will do the trick! Next, fill your vases with fall’s bounty: twigs, branches, berries, etc.
If you have an open plan kitchen, you have the perfect showplace to create an artistic arrangement, but any place in your home will do. Be creative with your styling; your arrangements need not be uniform. If anything, putting a single sprig of berries in one vase and a branch in the next ensures a centerpiece worth gazing upon.
To create an even more spectacular arrangement, choose from seasonal fruits and vegetables for an organic feel. I love to group pumpkins, gourds and squash—either in a ceramic bowl or on a flat surface—to showcase the spoils of the season.
Mix orange, gray and white with a variety of textures for rich, cozy appeal.
To recap, all you need to create a fresh-and-cozy fall atmosphere at home is to pick the very best from Mother Nature’s palette, layer in some soft and substantial texture and, finally, forage in your own backyard for the most incredible organic arrangements. Be prepared to fall in love!
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