How-To Transition into Fall Decor
One of the hardest things about decorating your home (next to finding your unique decorating style) is navigating the changing seasons. I can’t be the only one that thinks Spring and Summer feel pretty never-ending around here with COVID — and I definitely hope I’m not the only one who is itching for a change filled with cooler weather, fall candles, and cozy throw blankets. While some people like to hold onto Summer as long as possible (and that’s okay!), transitioning your home into fall decor can be as easy and gradual as your feet dragging into pumpkin season. Today on the blog, I wanted to share with you some super easy ways to transition into Fall decor — and you won’t even need to add pumpkins until you’re ready!
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Easy Ways to Transition into Fall Decor
Transitioning your home into the Fall season doesn’t always have to be grand and elaborate, expensive, or full of a million pumpkins. There are a lot of easy steps that you can take to cozy up your home now as we transition into the new season… and you can add those pumpkins when you’re ready!
Focus on Specific Spots in Your Home
When it comes to decorating your home seasonally, a common misconception that is fueled by Pinterest is that every square inch of your home has to decorated seasonally. For a normal person who doesn’t blog about home decor for a living, that’s just not necessarily practical. However, the truth is, it doesn’t have to look like a glitter bomb exploded at Christmas or pumpkins had millions of pumpkin babies to decorate for Fall. My top tip for decorating seasonally is to focus on specific spots in your home.
For example: In my own home, when I decorate for the seasons, I concentrate on the heart of my home. I decorate my dining room and breakfast nook tables with centerpieces, a little bit in my kitchen (coffee bar), my living room coffee table, and my entryway table. I typically don’t do much in my bedrooms or the rest of my house — because that’s not where we’re typically hanging out to enjoy it!
Focusing your decorating efforts to specific spots in your home rather than spreading it throughout will actually make your home look more seasonally decorated (if that makes sense) because your eyes will be drawn to those beautifully decorated vignettes.
Add in Candlesticks and Candles (and Start Burning those Fall Candles!)
When it comes to decorating in the fall and winter, my go-to decor is always to add in candlesticks and candles. It’s the easiest way to naturally add an element of warmth and intimacy into a space. Not to mention, it’s one of the most simple ways to decorate and change up your decor’s look based on what you pair with them. If you don’t know where to start with your fall decor this year, I’d suggest that you start with some candlesticks and build around those.
Meanwhile, they say that smell is closely linked to our memory more than any of our other senses. So one super easy way to get in the fall spirit is to start burning those fall scented candles! Between you and me, I sometimes like to burn them all year round!
Warm up with Adding Earth Tones in Your Home’s Color Palette
To be completely transparent, I’ve never really been a fan of bright orange decor when it comes to Fall. I went through a neutral kick years ago when I was trying to really find my style. However, I’ve found last year when decorating that I thrived off incorporating more muted earth tones into my home to warm it up for the season ahead. More specifically, I really love mustards mixed with a lot of natural textures and creamy colors. I really love how cozy it makes my home feel, and it feels like it reflects the natural progression of the season.
Adding warmer earth tones into your home’s color palette is a super easy way to ‘warm’ up your home and give it a cozy feeling for Fall. If you’re not ready to add in the pumpkins, you can easily tackle this by changing out your vases for Fall florals or incorporating those pops of color by refreshing throw blankets and pillows.
Cozy up with Throw Pillows and Throw Blankets
There’s just something about the spice scent of fall candles that make me want to snuggle up on the couch with a chunky knit blanket and some comfy throw pillows. Adding textures into your home’s decor with chunky knit throw blankets and plush pillows is the easiest way to make your home feel warm and cozy as you go into fall. Not only that — but by making throw blankets and pillows part of your seasonal decorating routine, the refreshed look you get from switching them out to seasonal pops of colors and textures is such an inexpensive way to transition into each season. All you’ve got to do is turn on some college football, get some appetizers on the coffee table, and you’re ready for the snuggling season!
Play with Textures
Different textures give off different vibes, and it’s a great way to add dimension into your space. I love more natural elements and woven textures when it comes to creating a cozy vibe for my home. In addition to adding textures with throw blankets and throw pillows, I channel this through seagrass placemats and baskets, natural and finished wood elements, as well as the florals I put in my vases. Adding in those natural elements and woven textures is an easy way to bring warmth into a space for Fall.
Lastly, when you’re ready… Bring in those Natural Elements
Obviously, you can’t forget about the pumpkins when you’re talking about decorating for the fall season. Whether you grab fresh ones from your local farmer’s market or you buy the fake ones you can use year after year, pumpkins are hands down the easiest way to add fall into your home decor. You can also add texture into your fall home decor with fabric pumpkins.
If pumpkins aren’t your thing, apples and pears are great alternatives to add in that natural element to get your home ready for fall. You can also incorporate natural wood elements with pinecones, sticks, and acorns. Add in some greenery and stack pumpkins on some candlesticks, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful fall display.
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Well there you have it, friends! While some people like to hold onto Summer as long as possible (and that’s okay!), transitioning your home into fall decor can be as easy and gradual as your feet dragging into pumpkin season. I hope this blog post helps inspire you with easy ways to transition your home into the next season. What are your favorite ways to transition your home into Fall? Tell us by leaving a comment below!