Start at the Entry
Rearrange & Warm-up Furnishings
Use a heavier table topper – try a quilt or an afghan instead of a cotton table cloth to help warm up the space. Notice how the addition of the afghan over the back of a chair and toss pillows help transition the lightweight chairs into a cold weather season?
Light Up the Night
With fall’s longer nights you’ll be using the lights more. Top your lamps with a pine cone for a fall finial – the topper can take you right into winter too. Or consider changing the lampshade to a more textured version.
Use Seasonal Art and Accessories
Whether real or photographed, natural items in brilliant fall colors or earth tones help bring autumn into your rooms.
Items from your yard (or grocery store!) become fabulous accessories when simply showcased. Colorful leaves, berries and seed pods are elevated to accessory status when purposefully showcased. Even the dried fern from looks fabulous. If you don’t have a yard to raid, look to the kitchen – apples and garlic are shown in these photos but a line of golden pears, a bowl of mixed nuts, or a tray of gourds and squash might add the perfect touch.
Transitioning Your Home
What will you do (or have done!) to welcome fall into your home? Share your favorite trick to cozy up your home at summer’s end. Leave a note by clicking the comment link below – I’d love to hear your colorful story!
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