Fall is finally here. This is the season for pumpkin spice everything, apple picking, cozy movie nights, and most importantly – autumn decor! As you prepare your home for the fall season, decorating can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s important to plan before going out shopping to ensure that your home is tastefully decorated for fall without breaking the bank.
Add Small Seasonal Touches to Every Room
With so many different ways to add touches of fall into each room in your home, it’s difficult to find a good starting point. Focusing on the areas that see the most traffic might be a good idea, then you can work off of those spaces as you decorate bedrooms, bathrooms, or different levels. Rather than focusing all your efforts on your living room and kitchen, add small accents to other rooms to make it flow. For example, adding a plant or fall candle in your bathroom will make it feel warm and cozy just like the rest of your home. In bedrooms, you can substitute throw pillows and blankets each season to tie in fall colors.
Sprinkle in a Touch of the Holidays
Many fall decor items are centered around Halloween and Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for a more neutral palette that can work for both holidays, using a lot of browns and rusty oranges is a great solution. With this color palette, you can tie in pumpkins around Halloween and fall leaves and cornucopias around Thanksgiving without having to change around all of your decor between the two holidays. Avoid using a lot of holiday-specific decorations if you’d prefer to have the same decor for the entire fall season. If you love adding spooky elements around Halloween, consider buying some fall staples to keep up through Thanksgiving, rather than having to completely redecorate in between. It’s easy to incorporate fall colors into your decor. Adding a table runner or swapping out some dinnerware for fall colors can transform your kitchen for fall.
Make It Extra Cozy
Fall and winter are the seasons to cozy up at home for a movie night, dinner, or some baking. Adding lots of comfy pillows and warm throw blankets on your couch, armchairs, and beds will instantly make it feel like fall in your home. Purchasing some fall candles or wall plug-ins to give your home a warm scent will immediately elevate your mood. The only thing better than a fall-scented candle is the smell of freshly baked pies and cookies. If you’re a baker, fall is the perfect time for you to make your favorite desserts and get that fantastic smell flowing through your home.
Create Cohesion With Your Decor
When decorating your home for any season, it’s important to choose decorations that will pair well with the current style of your home. This cohesive look is more challenging to achieve, especially if your home has a very specific style. In the end, it’s worth it to have your home look like it came straight out of a magazine. If your home has a more modern or contemporary style, it might be difficult to mix in those warm fall tones. Many fall decorations, especially for Halloween, are easy to find in black and white to go with any color scheme. Black glass pumpkins or white-painted decor are both great options for a modern home. If your home is more rustic, fall colors are certain to complement your decor style with the inclusion of deep reds, oranges, browns, and tans.
Budget for Big-Ticket Items
Adding small decorations can definitely have an impact on your space. If you’re looking for some major changes, it might be time to purchase some more expensive home decor items to revamp your space. With these big-ticket items like couches, TVs, fireplaces, and dining tables come big-ticket prices. If you live somewhere warm or even if you just enjoy spending time outside during the fall season, getting some new outdoor furniture for your patio is a great start. If you do a lot of entertaining, making sure to have enough seating for your guests is crucial. A large dining table, enough chairs, and extra seating in your living room will make entertaining a breeze. These big-ticket items can require a bit of budget planning, especially if you’re starting from scratch. Using a home equity loan to help pay for these items might be the right path for you. By using the equity you have in your home to pay for these upgrades, your home will be even more beautiful and you won’t be hurting your wallet in the process as it has a fixed interest rate. As you revamp your space for fall, big upgrades can make all the difference along with your beautiful fall decor!