Happy Fall, everyone! This is my favorite time of the year. The cool, crisp weather, scarves, boots, hoodies, falling leaves, and decorating, I love it all.
This past week, I posted a few fall decorating ideas for our Tackle It Tuesday forum. We received a lot of positive feedback. (Thanks, guys!) We wanted to help you decorate your house this season, so here are some tips we have gathered to make your home is fall festive.
Let’s start with the front door. A simple wreath can help set the mood of your home before you walk in the door. Wreaths can be made from nuts and hot-glued to a frame, as seen here.
Twigs, leaves, and berries can also be added to wreaths to give them a fall feel. Mums also go along with the fall theme. They are cheap and they come in assorted colors. Do you absolutely love pumpkins? Try using gold and black acrylic paint to design vertical stripes on pumpkins or etch your address in a pumpkin.
Scents like cinnamon and oranges help bring in the fall theme to your home. Make your own air fresheners by storing coffee beans in a glass jar on a table near the entry way of your home. Another easy way to scent your home is to wrap cinnamon sticks around candles while they burn. Also, try changing out an area rug or welcome mat for one that has a lot of bright green, orange and yellows, all colors that represent fall.
Does your living room need some fall TLC? Try making a bouquet of flowers for a coffee table or on top of the mantle. Firey red maples, sunflowers, and dried grass can be used to bring color to any area. Another idea is to create a terrarium using glass jars, pumpkins, berries and moss. You can change out curtains, furniture covers, and throw pillows. Velvet is a great way to bring in the season.
Speaking of centerpieces, no dining room table is complete without one. A centerpiece can be as simple as spray painting candlesticks (bought from the dollar store), add mini white pumpkins where the candles should go, and surround the candlesticks with berries. Gourds, pumpkins, pinecones, nuts, and antlers can all be used to create a seasonal centerpiece.
The kitchen is one of my favorite places to decorate. By simply changing out a tablecloth, window treatments, and hand towels, you can change the whole feel of an area. Gold and glass dinnerware, paired with white flatware, thin silverware and orange napkins can go a long way to giving your home that harvest feeling. Hosting a dinner party? Check out this cute acorn name tag idea.
Another easy way to change an area is to switch the duvet cover in the bedroom. Usually cooler weather means warmer bed sheets and extra blankets. Choose dark, heavy colors to make certain areas pop out. Try piling various sized pumpkins on nightstands or you can make custom candle holders from mini pumpkins.
Last, but certainly not least is the bathroom. I love the idea of adding a broom door badge to the bathroom door. These are easy to make and you can add dried hydrangeas, salvia and rose hips to bring in extra color.
Do you have smelly bathroom syndrome? Try making your own pomanders by placing oranges studded with dried white cloves in a serving tray on your bathroom counter. Not only will it give the room a festival feel, it also serves as an air freshener. Another way to bring color into a room is to create a pumpkin stack. Use a footed pot and three different colored mini pumpkins. Stack the pumpkins by placing dry sphagnum moss in between each pumpkin.
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