It’s September and you know what that means: it’s the unofficial first day of fall! Say “hello” to the cooler nights, changing leaves, and brisk winds that are right around the corner. And fall decor!
While many fall-lovers hate that Halloween is coming to shelves earlier and earlier, many more are finding ways to include oranges, blacks, and even the occasional ghostly decoration into their autumnal aesthetic. If you want to craft a cozy home like a pro, here are some fall decor ideas you can utilize in each room of your home.
The Dining Room
Stores have begun releasing their Halloween decor as early as August in 2018, making your autumn selection more abundant. Popular stores include Target, Pier 1, Pottery Barn, and even Sam’s Club. As such, the large dining room table is the perfect display for all your wizardly wonders.
Go for whimsical earthy tones with warm orange place settings and rustic candle holders that line the table. If you want to go full-on witchy, place twig broomsticks at the corners of the room or feature them as a wall decoration by hanging them crisscrossed. Try to get creative with your decorating and utilize the subtle nooks and crannies you have spaced around your room. While using a pumpkin as a centerpiece is adorable, it’s a little overdone.
Your kitchen is one of the most high-traffic areas of your house. This is usually the space where your pets are fed, the children run amok, and the food somehow ends up on the floor more than your plate.
Counter this foot traffic by including small floor mats at each entry point of your kitchen and by the areas where you perform the brunt of your kitchen work. Kitchen floors are known for being hard which can put tension in your legs, back, and joints.
Did you know that even a small kitchen remodel has an 82.7% return on your investment? Even if you don’t go for the beautiful fall themes this fall, there are plenty of ways to revamp your space for years to come.
The Living Room
One Florida furniture designer, Charlotte Dunagan, highlights the expected fall decor trends that are likely to grip stores this fall.
“Clients are looking for beautiful spaces that are also livable and inviting — not only aesthetically captivating but also extremely comfortable. Lush fabrics like velvet and mohair, luxurious armchairs covered in shearling and boucle, and faux fur or cashmere area rugs are some of the trends popping up in design showrooms worldwide,” she claims.
If you’re not a huge fan of reds and oranges, opting for burgundy hues and rich velvets can be a great alternative.
The best way to create a cozy bedroom atmosphere is to bring the outside inside. Whether you’re going for a romantic feeling with your spouse or you want to “spruce” up your kid’s room, bringing in pinecones, sticks, and pumpkins are a way to get crafty. You can hold a painting event with the whole family or you can create gorgeous centerpieces with leaves, accent flowers, and a gorgeous wicker basket. Match the centerpiece to your bedroom’s color scheme for a uniquely festive fall theme that works with your space.
While your trees’ changing leaves does a great job of making your home a little more festive, you mustn’t forget the practical ways of keeping your home safe. Before you decorate with Halloween wreaths and pumpkins galore, clean your gutters and make sure your downspouts are pointed away from your home. Clogged or unkempt gutters are the number one cause of a flooded basement.
Once you’ve cleaned the space, have fun with spooky splurges; paint some pumpkins to place on the front step and include a rustic wheelbarrow filled to the brim with flowers and leaves in an ornate pattern. When your home is safe, you’re more likely to have fun decorating.
Even though fall technically isn’t here for another month or so, have fun experimenting with different ways of displaying fall decor in your space. Get the whole family involved with memories that are sure to last a lifetime.