While there are technically still a few weeks of summer, everyone knows that once September arrives and the kids are back in school it’s basically fall. Don’t be sad about the end of summer though, just use this time as an opportunity to transition from summer to fall home decor!
Here are a few tips on how you can easily embrace the fall vibe with a few home decor updates:
Explore warmer colours
When you think of fall, you automatically think of the changing leaves, so swapping out some accessories for pieces with warmer colours is a great way to give your home that fall vibe. Think reds, oranges, yellows, copper and browns. The easiest home decor pieces to switch out for a larger impact would be pillowcases, blankets, and bedding.
Change your bedding
Your bedding is probably nice and light for summer. Fall is when you can get into heavier bedding and even add a lush throw, perhaps faux fur. You should still make sure you have a high quality cotton sheet, maybe a linen, and a breathable comforter. A bamboo comforter provides a lot of bounce, so you get that fluffy/cozy look, and it’s also good at regulating temperature and is hypoallergenic.
Consider natural elements
Like every season, fall has distinct foliage and vegetation. Soon, the leaves will be changing and we’ll see more pumpkins, squash and gourds making appearances at entryways, in door wreaths, and in dining table centrepieces. It’s time to start thinking about switching out your dainty flower bouquets for dramatic, bulbous arrangements, accented by birch and cedar sprigs.
Pick some patterns
Nothing says fall like flannel. If you’re switching out your pillowcases and blankets, consider introducing some flannel patterns to your home decor. The good thing about flannel is that it comes in such a wide variety of colours and patterns, plus it instantly reminds people of a cool, crisp, fall day. If you’re not a fan of flannel, no worries, you can also skip the pattern idea and just get some faux fur pillowcases or a throw for your living room.
Get your fireplace ready
You probably didn’t use your fireplace all summer, so it’s likely been collecting dust for the last few months, perhaps some stuff has been accumulating on the mantel. Clear off the mantel, give your entire fireplace a good cleaning, and then decorate it so it’s ready for fall. Think warm colours, candles, maybe some artwork or a mirror with a wood frame.
We hope these tips inspire you to spend the next couple weeks transitioning from summer to fall home decor!