Transforming your home in time with the changing seasons gives you the perfect way to continually enhance your décor. Modifying your home interior ensures you always feel motivated and inspired, which increases happiness and improves your well-being. Furthermore, updating your home to match the seasons gives you a great opportunity to embrace your inner interior designer and explore your creativity. To start preparing your home for fall, take a look at these fabulous ideas now!
Alternate your artwork
If you have artwork in your home, alternate your pictures, prints, and photographs every season. Choosing artwork with different hues and textures is a great way to reflect the changing seasons and complement your evolving décor. However, even switching around the placement of your artwork can have a major impact on your home.
Moving paintings from the living area to the bedroom, for example, and switch prints from the kitchen room with a framed photograph in the dining room. If you enjoy displaying your kid’s artwork around the home, ask them to create a new piece every season and give it pride of place.
Choose a new couch
If you’ve been planning to treat yourself to new indoor seating, Fall is the perfect time to do it. With a wide array of options on sites like www.discountlivingrooms.com, you can find top-quality couches, chairs, and recliners that match your style. What’s more, you can add to your existing furniture arrangement with a statement piece.
As the seasons change and the weather gets colder, you’re likely to spend a lot more time indoors. Treating yourself to new comfortable seating now will ensure you have a great place to relax and unwind as Fall and Winter approach.
Use warm tones
The colors in your home have a major impact on your mood, as well as the overall ambiance. Warm, earthy tones are ideal for fall, so look for bronzes, deep reds, and even rich browns. Of course, you don’t have to plan a full-scale renovation every season to make the most of a new color palette.
Switching your bed linens for a different color, hanging different curtains, or even choosing a new throw for your sofa can have a big effect on the room as a whole. With relatively minor changes, you can modify the atmosphere in your home and make it perfect for fall.
Make your hallway welcoming
When you’re coming home in the wind and rain, there’s nothing better than stepping inside a warm and welcoming house. As the temperature drops during Fall, you’ll want to make the most of your hallway and create a truly inviting entry way.
Adding a small bench or chair instantly makes the hallway area feel more welcoming, while wall hooks or a coat stand will increase functionality and give you somewhere to store outerwear throughout the colder seasons. A floating shelf or small table gives you somewhere to showcase your favorite fall décor, while an umbrella stand means you can discard dripping umbrellas as soon as you get in, rather than walking them through the entire property.
As fall approaches, the days get shorter and you’ll notice the nights drawing in. This means you’ll be more reliant on lighting. Adding more lighting to the interior of your home is always a viable option but it can mean calling a professional electrician. By increasing the number of lamps or battery-powered lights, however, you can increase the lighting in your home without any hassle at all.
Lamps and small lights are also a great option for Fall because they tend to be warmer than bright, overhead lights. By choosing long-lasting LED bulbs in warm tones, you can enhance this effect and make your home cozier than ever.
Remember – it isn’t just interior lighting that you need to think about. As it gets darker earlier in the fall, you’ll want to ensure you have enough outdoor lighting to prevent slips, trips, and falls. Solar-powered lights will still work in Fall and winter and they’re a great way to incorporate outdoor lighting into your driveway, yard, or garden.
Use different textures
The textures in your house change how your home feels, as well as how it looks. A fluffy throw draped over a leather couch feels remarkably different to a cool, cotton blanket on a fabric sofa, for example. Similarly, the warmth of a duvet or comforter can be a welcome change from the crisp, thin sheets you use throughout the summer.
In the same way that you wear different clothes in warm and cold weather, use different fabrics and textures around your home. They’ll add variation to your décor and ensure you’ve always got a warm blanket or throw to snuggle up in when the weather is cold.
Choose a fall scent
If you want your home to smell divine, choose a Fall scent that you love. There are many ways to give your property a signature scent, from diffusers, plug-in air fresheners, essential oils, scented candles, or potpourri.
Crisp smells, like lemon, coconut, or lilies, are ideal for Spring or Summer, but you may want to something warmer for fall or winter. When you’re choosing a Fall scent, be sure to try pumpkin, chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, coffee, or pine.
Remember – some scents can trigger allergies, so bear this in mind when you’re choosing scents for your home. A candle might be less likely to trigger an allergy than an air freshener, for example. Alternatively, if you have young children or pets, you might not want to have lit candles around your home. By experimenting with scents, you can find the perfect fall accompaniment for your home.
Enjoy fall flowers
Enjoying nature is one of life’s best feelings, so be sure to make the most of what’s on offer during the Fall season. ‘Rocketman’ Russian Sage, Japanese Toad Lily, ‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster, ‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod, and the Azure Monkshood are all perennials that bloom in Fall, so you can enjoy a garden full of color.
Additionally, Purple Fountain Grass, Chrysanthemums, Dianthus, Croton, Pansies, and Celosia are all in season throughout the Fall. Plant them in your garden or choose a Fall bouquet so you can enjoy fresh flowers throughout your home.
Decorate your home for fall celebrations
Both Halloween and Thanksgiving occur in fall, so there are big celebrations to look forward to throughout the season.
If you want to get involved, decorating your home for an upcoming festival is a great way to update your home. From spooky statues and light-up lanterns to pine cone garlands and elaborate centerpieces, there are endless ways to enhance your home with timely decorations.
Remember – if you’re hosting a Halloween party or a Thanksgiving get-together, it’s the perfect time to impress your friends and family with your new fall interior design!