‘Tis the season of pumpkin spiced lattes and Halloween. Where the leaves start to change and paint our towns beautiful, vibrant colours. It’s the time of year where we celebrate thanksgiving and go apple picking with our loved ones.
With the feeling of fall all around us, it’s definitely a must to have our home décor match the season. Adding a few pieces here and there is a great way to make your home feel like autumn has arrived without going overboard or breaking the bank. So here are some tips to help get your home fall (and Instagram) ready.
The most important part of decorating is choosing your colour palette. Picking the right tones help ensure that all of your décor is cohesive and provides good flow from room to room. Remember, you want your décor to feel deliberate, and choosing and sticking to a colour palette will help with that.
Luckily, our fall colour palette has already been chosen for us! Browns, reds, yellows, oranges, golds, and minimal greens and minimal whites are the colours of the season. There are so many cute décor items that you can incorporate using these colours without having to change your whole home.
The first thing that will probably come to mind is hanging a wreath on your front door. You can find some really cute ones, and they are a great way to introduce people to your home.
You can also try changing out the summer flowers in your vases for foliage that’s a little more fall-themed. Leaves, branches, corn husks and chrysanthemums make for beautiful bouquets, and they are a quick and easy way to change the feel of your space.
Creating centrepieces with apples, pumpkins and pinecones are another cute and easy way to celebrate all things autumn. They match the colour scheme perfectly and incorporate all of the iconic imagery that we normally associate with fall.
Finally, one fall must-have is pumpkins. It wouldn’t be fall if you didn’t place little pumpkins around your home and use them to adorn your front outdoor entrance. If you want to take it a step further, you can even use pumpkins as a replacement for flowerpots, adding a touch of uniqueness to your décor.
Another easy way to bring fall into your home is by replacing the pillowcases on a few throw pillows in the parts of your home that see the most traffic. You can also decorate with more seasonal throw blankets to really tie a room together.
You may want to consider changing out your tea towels in the kitchen for more seasonal ones. You can find some really cute ones this time of year, and they really help tie a room together.
In the same vein as the tea towels, consider changing your hand towels in the bathroom that gets the most use as well. It will help keep a cohesive fall theme throughout your home and you can never have too many towels.
Finally, having fall-themed tablecloths or even just a fall-themed runner for your table are great ways to bring your fall look together.
We don’t just associate things with visuals but also with smells. Having fall-scented candles in your home will really elevate your space from just looking like fall, to really feeling like fall.
They say it’s the smallest detail that really ties a room together, and while most people wouldn’t think of coasters as being really seasonal, they’re a small touch that will just add that last little bit to perfect the fall look you want in your home.
Last but not least, try replacing your fairy lights for lanterns on your front porch. The heavier iron look suits the fall season better and will suit your pumpkins and darker coloured foliage better too. They are icons of the fall season, and definitely need to be incorporated into your décor.
Lily Frances | Staff Writer