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(Published on - 10/8/2022 6:31:44 PM)

From the first change of color in the foliage to the fragrance of home-baked pie, fall offers a lot to look forward to. The kids are back in school, holidays are around the corner, spiced lattes are the rage, and it is finally sweater weather. To enjoy the season to the fullest, it is important to maximize the coziness factor in your home. Read on for fall home décor ideas and tips!

Create a Color Palette

A fall themed color palette.

The vibrant colors and changing leaves are some of the best things about fall, and you can use these colors to inspire your home decor. Red, orange, and yellow create a lovely balance with brown and gold, and green and purple provide contrast. On a gloomy winter day, neutral tones and shades of cream brighten up the space.

Add Scents

A scented candle with cloves and leaves nearby.

Scented candles add a nice touch to a table arrangement, and scent diffusers fill your home with comforting aromas while adding a stylish flair. Pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon are just a few fall favorites. Vanilla is timeless aroma, and clove adds a touch of spice to the air.

Swap Out Your Throw Pillows

Small changes to your home can make it feel brand new. Changing your throw pillows is a simple and low-cost way to freshen up your home décor. Use your color palette to bring a fresh and vibrant feel to your bedroom or reading nook.

Freshen Up Bedding

Frigid temperatures are all the reason you need to liven your bedroom up with new bedding. Neutral colors such as cream or white will stay stylish all year long, or you can use purple or red tones to make the space pop.

Use Faux Fur & Heavy Knits

A gray couch with a chunky knit blanket and plaid pillows.

A good throw blanket with a heavy fabric and texture is a must-have for any living space when the temperatures drop. Use a faux fur or heavy knit blanket to make the space feel warmer. Drape it over a sofa or armchair, fold at the foot of the bed, or curl up with it while you enjoy a steamy, hot beverage.

Makeover the Mantel

A mantel decorated with fall decor.

A mantel display is a creative way to bring fall inspiration to your home. Use faux gourds, corn husks, and apples for a traditional look. Birch bark, pinecones, acorns, and autumn foliage add a rustic design to the space. You can also add lanterns and string lights to illuminate the room.

Create a Fall Floral Arrangement

Create an arrangement inspired by fall colors with faux florals to brighten your home. Compliment orange and white pumpkins or red fall leaves with green foliage. Dried grass, branches, and wheat are tasteful additions to balance the arrangement.

Display the Harvest Bounty

Fall is traditionally the time to celebrate the bounty of a harvest. Fill a bowl with small pumpkins, apples, citrus, or artichokes and use it as a centerpiece for your dining room table, coffee table, our kitchen counter.

Create a Reading Nook

A reading nook offers a peaceful place in your home for rest and reflection during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. All you need is a comfy armchair, end table, a reading lamp, and a stack of must-read books. Add a scented candle or diffuser to awaken the senses.

Go Green

Green is the ideal color to compliment the reds, oranges, and yellows of fall décor. Pair decorative gourds with potted kale on the front porch and succulents throughout the home to add a verdant touch to your home décor.

Decorate the Front Porch

A front porch decorated for fall with pumpkins, gourds, and hay around the steps.

Pumpkins aren’t just for carving out Halloween jack ‘o lanterns. You can enjoy gourd season through November by decorating your front steps and porch. Lanterns lining your walkway create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Hang a Wreath

A door with a fall wreath.

Hanging a wreath on your door is a classic way to celebrate the holiday spirit. Pine needles are always a favorite, or you can choose dried flowers or faux foliage to create a rustic feel.

Decorate the Foyer

Your home’s foyer is the first thing your guests see when you welcome them into your home. Celebrate the time of year and decorate a table with pumpkins, foliage, or floral arrangements.

Add Flowers

Just because it is autumn doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a beautiful array of flowers. Fall is the perfect time for sunflowers, mums, orchids, and poppies.

Whether your home is the hot spot for holiday parties or a private sanctuary, these fall home decor tips will make it a cozy dream home!

Source: Realty Executives

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