I couldnâ€™t tell you why, but fall is my favorite time of year to decorate. Iâ€™m not sure if itâ€™s the warm colors you get to bring inside from the gorgeous nature outside. It could be my unconscious attempt to distract myself from the fact that whether I am ready to admit it or not, summer is over. It could just be that itâ€™s my favorite time of year to snuggle up on my couch with a good book in hand, and therefore will spend a lot more time indoors. Whatever it is, itâ€™s here again.
The number one thing I love to do around fall is bring in some warm colors. I always try to get inspiration from what is going on with the trees, warm reds, yellows, oranges, and of course browns and greens. Because I like to change things up fairly frequently, another concern is the cost â€“ so I aim to make small changes that wonâ€™t cost too much to do â€“ therefore I change the accent colors in my rooms a lot. I have mostly neutral furniture and wall colors too, which makes changing the accent color up pretty easy.
I usually start with a throw pillow, to draw some inspiration for the room. This year I picked a pillow with a gold background, and leaves that appear to be falling down the pillow, and settling into a pile at the bottom. It has leaves in green, orange, and a rust color. I also got a few pillows that brought in those colors (minus pattern), to spread throughout my room. I also was able to find a great blanket that had a subtle design that pulled in the same colors.
To bring in a little of the outdoors, I decided to make double use of my stop at the local garden shop. Not only did I get flowers for outside, but I was also able to pick up a variety of pumpkins and gourds, some bigger some smaller to place throughout the house. I ended up putting some alone, and using some baskets I had around to showcase the smaller ones.
The final touch was the window treatments â€“ for the summer I had white sheers hanging, because I loved the opened fresh feeling, but for the fall I wanted something a little cozier. After some searching on the Internet and in local discount stores â€“ I was able to find some amazing panels that matched perfectly to the rust color in my pillow. They really warmed up the whole look of the rooms â€“ I hung them in both my living room and dining room.
With just a few simple changes, and around $100, I was able to completely change the feel of things around the house, and I couldnâ€™t be happier! Now itâ€™s time for that book!