If you’ve been dreaming about pumpkin spice specialty foods, cozying up by a warm fire, harvest festivals, and everything else autumn has to offer, then your season is finally here. Now that the weather is getting cooler, it’s a great time to gather friends and loved ones for end-of-the-year festivities.
Part of the fun and excitement of Fall is decorating. Thankfully, it’s easy to get into the spirit of the season both in and outside your home. Here’s how to begin:
1) Front Yard Focus
Nothing says “welcome” like a well-manicured front entryway. That includes your yard, walkways, and of course the front door. Along with lawn decorations, you can add a splash of color and interest with innovative wreath design. Whether it’s a store-bought wreath or DIY design, these seasonal favorites are a great way to show your unique style and personality.
For instance, you might choose to add a blackboard to your wreath. Here, you can write inspirational seasonal notes, or get kids excited for the upcoming holidays. You could also incorporate corn husks, dried flowers, and other natural elements for a classic harvest appearance. Other novel ideas include wreaths made from birch bark, sugar cookies, fall flowers, acorns and twigs, burlap, pine cones, and other autumn elements.
Don’t forget to spruce up your lawn. For example, a pumpkin-lined walkway makes for an inviting treat. Whether you choose scary or subdued, guests will appreciate your attention-to-detail and creative style.
2) Back Yard Appeal
Whether you’re entertaining friends and loved ones with a fall-themed get-together or something else, your backyard is the ideal spot to showcase Fall interest.
Jazz up your patio furniture by adding throw pillows and decorative elements in muted autumn colors. Along with browns, oranges, and reds, you can also incorporate favorite colors for a personalized flair. Or, you might feature an aesthetically-pleasing jack-o-lantern display. Use real or artificial pumpkins for an eye-catching and memorable show. In addition, gourds of all shapes, colors, and sizes lend an interesting dash of elegance.
3) Indoor Décor
Fall is all about comfort and warmth. Incorporate both by adding a plaid blanket with seasonal hues such as gold, orange, and red. You can also switch out your kitchen table with a rustic, distressed wood look.
As mentioned, pumpkins are for more than carving and eating. They also make a great centerpiece. Go one step further by stocking a wicker cornucopia with seasonal fruit and vegetables. This dual-purpose décor is both visually-pleasing and edible.
It’s also fun to get creative with novel ideas from friends and family. For maximum design impact without breaking the bank, consider visiting a local thrift shop. Here, you’ll find affordable ideas and accents that will make your interior design pop.
4) Harness the Harvest
Despite no snowy winter in sight, Fall is still an ideal time to give thanks for all we have, including plentiful food and drink. Invite the neighbors over for a seasonal dinner. Now’s also a great time to break out the favorites you’ve waited for all year. For example, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a hot mug of pumpkin spice latte on the back porch on a cool autumn evening.
Another great idea is to use rustic and stylish planters for seasonal plants and flowers. Choose colorful blooms that thrive during this cooler season, such as mums. Add traditional elements (corn, hay bales) for a festive look.
5) Embrace Your Personal Style
These are just a few of the many ideas to maximize celebration. You’ll likely have traditions and additions that show your unique style and interests. In fact, personalization is a hallmark of custom homes. Every detail (from floorplan to closet space) is up to you.
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