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How to decorate your home for fall: Spices, hues, blankets & more!

With the arrival of fall comes a chance to revitalize your home for the changing seasons. Warm colors and comfy decor go hand in hand with the arrival of fall, and you can add a charming autumn atmosphere with a few subtle touches or go all-out and completely re-imagine your living space! Either way, there’s no better time to learn how to decorate your home for fall. So, without further ado, let’s explore how to create that cozy autumn retreat.

Changing colors are the hallmark of autumn—maples and red oaks add a dash of color to the landscape even here in sunny Austin, Texas—and it makes sense that the inside of your home should follow suit. Earthy shades of red, orange and brown are classic autumn colors to incorporate into your decor. Of course, you don’t want these new touches to seem overpowering, so look for ways to naturally add them into your overall color scheme:

  • Be bold: If your home has a soft, neutral color palette, you can easily create a refreshing sense of fall by adding bold shades of orange, copper, and wine through throw pillows, vases, wreaths and other decor.
  • Mix it up: Pair traditional autumn tones with contrasting colors for an eye-catching look. For example, fall-colored floral arrangements look great in a crystal-blue vase, and pairing warm, earth-toned furniture with vivid green or blue lamps and accessories results in a fall-inspired look that doesn’t push it too far.
  • Work with what you have: Natural wood tones look great in fall, so chances are you already have a lot of furniture that suits the season perfectly. Rearrange your space to emphasize these pieces, and use white or cool-gray accents to make the warmer tones pop.

Spice it up

Just as there are colors that we associate with fall, there are scents that instantly create an autumnal mood. Make your home smell like fall with pumpkin spice, apple, cinnamon and other aromas that perfectly capture the season. Introducing scented candles is one of the easiest ways to immediately add fall scents to your home, and with so many options to choose from, you will easily find something you love. As a bonus, candles that smell like fall usually come in fall colors, so that’s the perfect two-for-one deal!

If you’re feeling crafty, make fall potpourri using dry fruit herbs and spices in a decorative bowl, or create a garland of dried oranges to hang above the mantle for a zesty fall look and aroma. When all else fails, bake some apples! Your nose and taste buds will both thank you. 

Get cozy

Piling on blankets and pillows is a classic fall design trick to give your home a warm, cozy atmosphere. That being said, it doesn’t get super-cold in Austin during fall, so keep an eye out for blankets and throws with fall colors and patterns made from breathable, lightweight fabrics that won’t feel too oppressive.

Knitted Afghans are great for draping over couches and armchairs, and anything plaid is great—as long as it’s not too heavy! Throw pillows are easy accents that instantly add a splash of color and a cozy vibe. You can also boost your home’s snug-factor with luxurious fall-colored throw rugs and area rugs in your living and dining rooms.

This season, learning how to decorate your home for fall couldn’t be easier: The key is creating a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Contact us today to learn more about finding and furnishing your perfect autumn dream home in Texas!

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