Fall Decorating Ideas
The season of cozying up indoors and breaking out your inner homebody is upon us. Falling leaves and shorter days signal us to break out our sweaters, bake up a batch of pumpkin bread and cuddle up on our couch. It's also time to adjust our homes to bring the new season indoors, decorating and modifying our living space to reflect autumn at its best.
You don't have to fill your home with tiny pumpkins and pine cone art to feel festive and seasonal in autumn. We've chosen simple, stylish decorating ideas to help freshen your space while inviting in the cozy elements of this beatuiful, colorful season! Even if you're on a tight budget or just don't have the time to update every inch of your home, we think you'll find these ideas as easy to execute as they are inexpensive and charming.
Pour yourself a warm cup of cocoa, and welcome fall into your apartment with these fabulous fall decorating ideas.
Pump Up Indoor Lighting
As the days grow shorter, so does the natural light streaming in through your windows. Before you get sad about the sun sinking lower, consider bringing a few extra lamps into your home to brighten up your space and make it ultra cozy. You can easily add lamps to side tables, kitchen counters and sideboards. Place a tiny lamp on your bathroom counter, on top of your bedroom dresser, or add a floor lamp to your main living spaces. You'll feel brighter, lighter and ready to cuddle up with a good book and a warm drink, before you know it.
Hang a Seasonal Wreath
Whether you're crafty or not, creating or finding just the right seasonal wreath is a perfect way to embrace the new season and put it's stamp on your front door. Craftier types will enjoy taking on a new DIY project and creating beautiful fall wreaths that will complement any front door. Not-so-crafty types can grab a friend or neighbor and head to a nearby nursery, farm market, pumpkin patch or even Target in search of the perfect, stylish wreath to hang for all to see. However or wherever you find your home's new, fall wreath, you'll enjoy coming home each day to a bright, seasonal welcome at your front door.
Bring Out Cozy Throws
One of our favorite things about the cooler months is being cozied up indoors, underneath a warm, fuzzy blanket and surrounded by the people and the things we love. Break out your inner cuddler by picking up thick, cozy throw blankets in autumn colors, and drape them over your couches and chairs, and on top of your beds. While you're at it, pick up a few seasonal throw pillows in warm, fall colors to help accent your throw blankets, and you'll instantly transform your home into a cozy paradise.
Add in Seasonal Greenery and Gourds
The easiest and fastest way to bring fall into your home is to actually bring elements of the outdoors, inside. Gather up magnolia leaves or other seasonal greenery (from your local nursery, or by exploring your neighborhood) and place in vases throughout your home. Pick up colorful, seasonal gourds to fill glass bowls that you can place as centerpieces or on side tables for a burst of warm color and life. The colors will instantly pick up on the warm notes throughout your home, and have you feeling perfectly autumnal.
Cozy Up Your Patio
Just because it's time to say goodbye to summer, doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your beautiful patio space. Redecorate your patio to suit the cooler temperatures by adding an outdoor rug, throw blankets, accent pillows and fresh, potted mums. You can even place a few bowls of those gourds you've displayed so beautifully indoors for extra color, and voila! Your patio will feel cozy and fall-ready in no time!
Photo | House Beautiful
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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA.
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