Fall in love with your décor

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Autumn is really happening! As we transition into the season of sweaters and pumpkin spice everything, it’s also time to transition our décor. The bright colors that seemed so fresh in June now seem almost garish. It’s time to mellow out.

Decorating for the season doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. You can give your home a cozy, autumnal feel without switching out every towel and tchotchke. Get the feeling of fall by focusing on three areas of your abode:

  • Front porch
  • Mantle
  • Dining room table

Autumnal touches in these areas will give your entire home a fall vibe without draining your energy or pocketbook.

Here are some low-key, low-stress options for creating your perfect fall décor:

Show off a collection. It’s harvest time. No matter how citified you are, there’s still something about fall that’s a time of plenty. That makes it the perfect season to share a lot of something. A collection of green glassware or crisp white milk glass can be a fresh way to showcase the plants of autumn.

Be unexpected. Hidden treasures abound. Be on the lookout for creative ways to repurpose items around the house. That earth-tone pottery in the back of the cabinet might be an ideal centerpiece starter. And don’t be afraid of a little whimsy. We love the owl and squirrel figures that Mary Carol and the team at Nell Hill’s incorporated into their autumn tablescapes.

Consider color. Autumn has so many different tones – you aren’t stuck with just pumpkin orange. White pumpkins on a rustic burlap runner can make a surprising – and stunning – statement. You can create pops of color with bowls of apples. And any front stoop can be transformed by a collection of mums in bright hues.

Get earthy. Pretty much any fall decorating idea incorporates plants – and with good reason. You’ll find a variety of options that highlight your style and the best of the season. Gourds, pumpkins, kale, and grasses can provide unexpected color and texture while still being traditional autumn décor. Use what speaks to you – even if it’s pinning a colorful fallen leaf to your message board.

The right fall accents can carry you through the season to Thanksgiving. Enliven your space, and embrace all autumn has to offer.

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