It’s officially fall! I am lucky enough to split my time working in California and the GTA. After a week of scorching weather in LA, I was happy to be back to a brisk evening in Toronto.
Changing up a few things in home décor to go along with the seasons, is as commonplace to me as changing up an outfit to prepare for fall. I’ve prepared 5 tips to inspire you to incorporate a little of the new season into your home, in just a weekend or less!
1) Paint a wall, room or piece of furniture with a fall inspired colour
Choose a fall inspired colour scheme and give new life to a wall, an entire room or a piece of furniture. Think about combining deep blue hues, yellow and gold, or the classic fall inspired red, brown, orange, yellow palette.
Add a little splash of colour on a small wall – no big commitment!
How about inspiration from fall to create a colour scheme for an entire room?
Update a furniture piece with a fall inspired colour!
2) Bring nature indoors
Fall brings beautiful, warm and enticing colours that can be incorporated in interior décor. Many of these elements can make it straight from the woods into your home.
A simple bare branch with fresh picked apples can blend with things we already have around the house.
Pick branches of changing leaves and display in the same containers as you might display fresh flowers in the summer months.
3) Make a craft to embellish any room
Those same outdoor elements can be the basis for fun and simple crafts, for the whole family.
Pick a few items from a nature walk; add a piece of string, tie around a menu or write a special note for each guest of why you are thankful to have them in your life!
Assemble and hot-glue short branches around a glass candle holder!
4) Theme a table or room
Take an autumn theme like Thanksgiving or Halloween and go overboard!
Think beyond the front door! Create a Halloween inspired table setting that your guests or children will find frightfully appealing!
You may want to have your Thanksgiving meal outside? Provide a cozy throw for each guest and embrace the outdoors.
5) Accessorize using fall colours.
Sometimes it only takes one or two accessories to change up and embrace the new season in your room.
Purchase an extra duvet cover and change it up for fall!
Change your throw pillows for a fast fall fix!
New lamp shades and a cozy throw to fall in love with!
Be creative and bring the outdoors in! Try different combinations of colours, textures and objects, and make your home breathe and live the season! We hope these tips make you fall in love with your home again! Check out our Pinterest board for more tips and ideas.
Jo-Ann Capelaci is president and principal interior designer of Colours & Concepts. The company specializes in model homes and colour and upgrade selections for builders. They have been helping new home buyers choose finishes for their homes for over 20 years. Jo-Ann is dedicated to helping new home buyers create a model home feeling in their new home. Look for future articles on other topics to assist in decorating and designing your new home.