Fall’In For You: How To Decorate for Fall
Copy by: Khloé George
Decorating for the seasonal holidays ahead isn't hard at all - as long as you remember to Keep it Simple.
The appeal of Fall lies in it’s earthy tones and warm colors. It’s no wonder we crave for this season to roll around because it makes us feel so cozy! The images sprawl all around us - the leaves falling from the trees, the natural warm hues from the sky, the pumpkin spice everything, am I right? PUMPKINS are every WHERE and I’m so not mad at it.
Decorating with this color palette is quite easy especially if your home is naturally decorated on the warmer side of the color wheel. You can also bring in some Halloween or Thanksgiving elements to the mix to make it livelier. The best part about designing your space for the season is that you don’t have to know how to do it - you just do it! Whatever makes you happy in whatever form that is.
I’m so not telling you what to do here but here are some tips that might help you pull your space together. And on a BUDGET! Because lets face it, we don’t want to spend a whole bunch of money on something for just a season.
1. Keep your pockets happy by first shopping your stash. Before you go out and buy a million pretty things for seasonal decor, take out everything you have in storage and lay it ALL out. You’d be surprised at the many things you already have.
Once it’s all in front you, create the color story. Are you missing some things to put that story together? Now, you can go ahead and buy some of those pretty things from the TARGET DOLLAR SPOT! Go ‘head - no one’s judging. Add pieces with Fall or seasonal elements to different parts of your living space.
2. Swap out any summer light/linen pillows for some with texture and fullness. Materials such as velvet in dark rich, full colors will work great in the space.
3. Add vases full of fresh Fall flowers. Use sunflowers and alstromeia will work best because they'll last longer.
4. Create a wall grouping with Fall inspired items like a framed leaf, fall quotes and pictures that depict Fall in all its glory. One cool trick, take a pic of your kids, your pets or anything you'd like outside and photoshop it to black and white and highlight the leaves in their natural colors - oranges and reds.It will stand out and look amazing! You can use Canva to create the effect if you aren't too design savvy.
5. Add some layers. Toss cozy wool, cotton, chenille or cashmere throws over your furniture in rooms where your family or guests gather.
6. Bring the outdoors in by filling up vases with flowers and foliage you find along your day! They make beautiful centerpieces for the dining table as well. You can also use cotton and add them to a vase all by itself or mix them in the vase for added texture.
7. Last but not least, if you’re of the Halloween persuasion, add your touches of ghoulish delights in and around your space creating little vignettes that you can swap out once Halloween is over.