Decorating for fall is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday season, especially if you live somewhere with warm weather, where it can be difficult to get in the holiday mood. We have a few tips to bring the comfort of this time of year to your home, even if the leaves haven’t turned, and you’re still in shorts.
As hard as it can be to resist the bouquets of multi-colored flowers that still seem to be blooming south of the Mason-Dixon line, try swapping your beautiful blooms for some more fall appropriate plants like mums and poinsettia’s. Likewise, next time you’re at the grocery store, don’t neglect the gourds. Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween.
Bring earthy elements into your space with color and ceramics. Rich warm tones will bring the beauty of changing leaves into your home.
Swap out your cotton and linen pillows, throws, or even window treatments, and replace them with wool and velvet. Nothing says the weather’s cooling down quite like heavy, luxurious fabrics. Masculine patterns such as herringbone, gingham, and plaid work especially well during the fall and winter months.
Add sculptural pieces made of wood and metal to your shelves and mantel. For a warm glow, try mercury glass lit from within.
Whether you have a historic house downtown, or a quaint cottage out by the water, you can make your home feel warm and cozy for the holidays just by swapping out a few of your usual décor staples. These are pieces you can put away at the end of the season and use year after year, when you want to bring some winter cheer into your home.
Images: 1. (featured image) via decorenvy.co.uk 2. via lochland 3. sake set found on etsy 4. via tricia foley 5. via houzz