How to Start Decorating for Fall

fall living room inspiration

When the summer sun fades and the first crisp breeze courses through the air, it’s time to replace pastel hues and light fabrics with rich tones and cozy knits to better capture the true essence of autumn. Fall is about cuddling up to the fire and spending quality time with family and friends, and your decor should reflect the warmth of the season. Bid summer farewell, and welcome fall by adding these seasonal touches to your home:

Spruce Up Your Front Porch

Set the tone immediately. Add rustic touches to your front door and porch. Place pumpkins and gourds on your front steps, and replace summery flower pots and hanging baskets with fall-friendly mums.

Swap Out Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are an easy and extremely effective way to quickly change the vibe of your home. Invite fall in with pillows wrapped in velvet, plaid or faux-fur fabrics.

Restyle Your Fireplace Mantle

Fill vases with fall foliage, and add candles to beautiful lanterns. Bring firewood inside, and use it as convenient seasonal decor. The area around your fireplace is the quintessential spot to cozy up with a book and enjoy the colder fall months.

Put Up an Autumn Wreath

Whether you are a DIY maven or shopper extraordinaire, placing a wreath on your front door is a great way to embrace the new season.

Decorate Pumpkins

Skip the carving. Instead, paint pumpkins and gourds in rich hues and metallic colors. Use stencils or decoupage. Your enhanced pumpkins will add character to your home outside of just Halloween.

Prep Your Bar Area

Display copper mugs, spices and a fall cocktail list on top of your bar. Mojito season is over, and mule season is in!

As the leaves change color, so should your home decor. While these autumn adornments add a lot of character to your home, further seasonal decorating possibilities are endless. For additional help with interior design in Boston, contact Cynthia Driscoll Interiors.

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