Fall is here! So says the calendar. That means it’s time to break out the pumpkins and plaids, the browns and brass, and the ghosts and ghouls. While you scour your storage bins for October décor, think about these ideas to put some (pumpkin) spice into your home.
Most of us think deep oranges and browns when it comes to adding splashes of fall color, but the color caramel has a lighter look and feel while accomplishing the autumn effect just as well. Caramel colored drapes make a great neutral backdrop to any room. Adding caramel canisters and decorative display dishes to your kitchen countertops will give off a cozy feel while you whip up those apple pies and sweet fall treats.
Outdoor decorations tend to be a bit gaudy at this time of year, when everyone is thinking Halloween. Think beyond that holiday with items that will last the entire season, like orange mums in your porch planters with large gourds (pumpkins or otherwise) stacked near the base. Garden signs with witches and ghosts can easily be swapped out for those with a colorful fall forest scene. Door wreaths made of exposed grapevine with silk leaves and pinecones make for a natural touch at your entryway.
Plaid is the pattern for fall (and winter, for that matter) and there’s just something about this look that feels cozy. From scarves to throw pillows and blankets in brown, beige, and forest greens, adding plaid instantly tells you the season has changed.
Using white pumpkins instead of the traditional orange to decorate both indoors and out exudes a classy feel for the cooler months. These pumpkins come in all sizes and make for great centerpieces or mantle decorations. Their warm white color is perfect for jazzing up by painting them or adding a bit of glitter, too.
Creating a cozy fall atmosphere can be accomplished with more than just visual effects – try perfuming your home with fabulous fall scents like boiling apples and cinnamon and letting them simmer on the stove all day. Essential oils like clove, cinnamon bark, orange and nutmeg go great in the diffuser this season, too.