Autumn is the best time of the year to incorporate earth tones, texture, and warmth into your space. You don’t have to sacrifice your style to decorate for the changing seasons. Fall decor colors can be rich and robust, or subtle and subdued, just by substituting a few accessories, or adding a stand out piece you can achieve a warm, welcoming look. Here are 5 easy fall decorating ideas you can mix and match into your home this season.
Add some cozy throws and pillows: Put away your cotton or silk blankets and bring in a warm, thick throw. Chenille, wool, cashmere, heavy cotton, or cable knit, they will all warm up the space by adding a punch of color or texture. Now is the time to stow those summer pillows. Replace pastel hues with warmer jewel tones, or swap a silk for luxurious solid velvet or fur.
Warm it up with woods: Bring in your firewood and stack it next to the fireplace. If you can’t use your fireplace stack some wood inside on some decorative andirons. Bring in wood tones in other spaces with decorative accessories, like coasters, candlesticks, or branches in a vase.
Layer in some leather: The addition of leather onto colder surfaces like stone or glass will create an instant transformation. A tray on your coffee table can hold books and electronic controls while looking stylish. Leather place mats or chargers give some texture and warmth on your dining table.
Don’t leave floors bare: Unroll some texture onto your floors using thick pile, woven rugs. Placing rugs under large pieces of furniture like a bed or dining table will help soften the look of wood or concrete flooring. If you have wall-to-wall carpet don’t be afraid to add a rug on top of it. An area rug is an easy and colorful way to break up the monotony of beige berber.
Earth tones and texture go a long way: Mix in some texture by adding woven baskets next to a chair or under a coffee table. They are perfect for containing clutter or holding a stack of throws. Swap out your chrome or nickel accessories for some warmer metal tones such as brass, or bronze.