Summer is coming to a close, but the good news is that fall is right around the corner and you know what that means: apples, pumpkins, crisp air, hayrides and football. September 22nd marks the first day of fall, so here’s how you can incorporate the season into your home style.
Bring Warmth to a Large Space
You may love the look and feel of a cathedral or vaulted ceiling, however, it can get a bit chilly once the cooler months hit – not just in temperature, but in atmosphere too. Solve this problem by replacing the lightweight linen and cotton throw rugs, blankets and pillows of summer with richer, warmer fall shades and fabrics. Velvet, wool, cotton, chenille and cashmere are all good fabric choices, says HGTV. Look for bold reds, orange, mellow gourd green, mustard yellow, and various shades of beige and brown.
Dress up Your Porch
Instead of tossing a few boring pumpkins on your porch, make them picture-perfect. Gather some metallic glitter, white paint and leaves or ferns collected from the backyard. Paint the pumpkins white, then add glue to the leaves. Press them against the pumpkin in varying patterns, then sprinkle the glitter to cover the whole shape. This can also be a great activity for when the grand-kids come to visit! Besides who doesn’t love a little glitter?
If you have a farmer’s porch or even just a normal sized porch, add a rocking chair with a flannel throw for extra warmth. Place a basket of pumpkins nearby and a small rustic table to place tea on! For that basket of pumpkins, add a variety of sizes and colors to spice things up. Place a lace doily over the stem of a few pumpkins for an elegant touch.
If you’re not a fan of pumpkins, try a wire basket filled with birch firewood to adorn your front porch and complement it with a natural wooden bench, suggests Country Living.
Adorn Your Mantel
Your mantel is likely the centerpiece of your living room, making it a prime spot for decorating this fall. Add simple clear vases or mason jars with one crab apple branch in each. For even greater visual appeal, vary the heights of the vases you use. Craft some mantel accessories by stringing painted pine cones onto twine, says Better Homes and Gardens. Paint the tips of each pine cone with a hint of color like cranberry, gold or even burnt orange.
Get cozy this fall with these tips to warm up and decorate your home! And if you’re looking for a new home to get cozy in, call Judd Builders or browse our communities today. We would be happy to answer all of your questions about our many beautiful homes!