Fall is a fun season for decorating your home. With cool weather, warm colors and heart-warming smells, fall is the perfect time for seasonal decorating.
While your decorating choices will certainly depend on your personal tastes, here are a few general decorating tips that will bring the season into any home.
Have Fun With Pumpkins And Gourds
You don’t have to make a Halloween jack-o-lantern to use a pumpkin for decoration. Pumpkins and gourds are the perfect touch to bring the outdoors inside this time of year. From a large variety of sizes and shapes to a vast array of colors, these natural decorations can add spice to your decor. Southern Living offers a long list of fun ways to use pumpkins and gourds in your decorating.
Don’t Forget The Front Porch
Fall decorations are the perfect touches for your front porch. When people think about fall, they think about being outside, leaves falling and a cool breeze blowing. It’s the perfect season to be outside. So make your front porch match the fall landscape; use it to present a warm-welcome feeling for your visitors. Country Living is a great place for front-porch decoration inspiration.
Go All-Natural For Decorations
Don’t be shy about using nature’s bounty to decorate. Leaves, twigs and lichen can all be collected and used. If you are fortunate enough to have apple trees or citrus trees or live near an orchard, they make a great addition to any fall-themed decorations. You can make some festive decorative pieces by throwing these elements together. Real Simple offers some unique ideas for you if you can gather your decorative pieces from your backyard.
Use Crates And Baskets
When you conjure up thoughts of fall, baskets and crates somehow make their way into those thoughts. The natural, wooded look of them is the perfect complement to any fall decor theme. Use them inside or outside to add another dimension to your decorating. There’s no right or wrong way to use them. They work just about anywhere.
Have Your Kids Create Homemade Art
Fall is fun, and what child doesn’t love fun? So why not have them create fall art pieces for you to use throughout the house. These certainly aren’t meant to be perfect works of art. This is a great way for you to include them in your decorating efforts and incorporate a lived-in look to your decorations. And, it gives them an excuse to run around looking for inspiration while you work on other decorations.
You Can’t Have Too Many Candles
Fall brings to mind images of fire. Bonfires and fireplaces all creep up into people’s minds during fall. This makes candles the perfect addition to your fall decorations. If you do load up on candles, be sure their scents complement one another, and maybe include some that are not scented so you can burn them without overwhelming the house. Some of the most traditional fall scents to look for are apple, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, clove, vanilla, juniper berry, cranberry and sandalwood.
Embrace the fever of fall and let your creative side shine through your autumn decorations.