There’s something about fall that instantly beckons us to spend more time at home. From the crisp air outside to the savory scents and sumptuous textures inside, home becomes even more of a destination for cozy relaxation in autumn.
So, how do you transition your stunning space from the heat of summer to the light chill of autumn? Here are a few tips to go from the easy breezy to warm and cozy.
1. Integrate Fall Color
Most people associate shades of chocolate brown, burnt orange, and yellow with fall, but there are plenty of other colors and patterns that evoke a sense of the leaf-changing season. From peacock blues to deep bronze, gold, and amethyst, there’s a rich fall hue for every home and every style.
Adding a few cozy throw pillows, furry blankets, and fall-inspired florals are an easy update. For a modern approach, look for soft, yet neutral-hued, pillows or those with metallic or bold prints. Even an animal print throw can add a fall statement to any room. Do you favor “lodge looks” or “northwest chic?” Opt for plaids and stripes to achieve a rustic elegance.
2. Accentuate Your Accents
For a quick and easy way to transition your living room or bedroom for fall, drape a throw over your favorite spot to curl up. Have fun layering unexpected textures, like sheepskin, fur, or a great menswear plaid in any variety of rich colors.
With fall comes cooler weather and shorter days, which means lighting is key. Take advantage of early nightfall by lighting spicy scented candles around the house and adding table lamps with darker shades, like navy blue, oxblood, or dark brass. The ambiance from both candlelight and dim set lamps will help relieve stress and anxiety after a long day at work.
Layering area rugs on top of one another is an easy way to add color and texture to your floor. Plus, the extra cushioning and warmth will ensure your feet avoid cold tile and hardwood floors when it’s chilly outside. Hint: make sure there’s a significant difference in the two different sizes to best show off the layering effect.
3. Bring the Outdoors In — and Vice Versa
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you shouldn’t incorporate fresh blooms into your home. Visit your local farmers’ market and create fresh bundles of orange, yellow, and deep purple flowers. Then, pop them in a metallic vase for an instant floral update.
Top off tabletops with bowls of decorative gourds, pumpkins, seasonal fruits, like apples and pomegranates, or nuts. You can even fill a vase with oversized branches for a natural effect that instantly adds a fall vibe.
At last! Fall weather is perfect for comfortable evenings outside. Decks and patios are often neglected as the weather cools down, but the lack of heat and humidity makes your outdoor space even more usable and enjoyable. Just add a few warm throws, a textured rug, and comfy pillows to ward off the fall chill and keep the area cozy.
As summer waves goodbye, there isn’t a better time to update your home’s décor for the fall season. Simply follow these tips to ensure your home is warm, inviting and beyond chic this fall.
For more helpful advice, just give us a call at Nicole Arnold Interiors. We’re open all year round and we’d love to help you make the most of your fall!