Warm Design Ideas For The Fall Season
Fall, as we know, is a season that is associated with nesting for the holidays and preparation for colder days ahead. The first notable signs include falling leaves, gradual cooling of temperatures, and of course football games. We often keep up with the season changes by changing our activities and homes too. The ideas suggested in this article are all DIY friendly so no need to worry about incurring too many costs.
Set-up Your Fireplace
Who doesn’t love a nice warm cuddle or a nice spot to curl-up with a book? What better way than next to a cozy fire, considering that the day may have been chilly? Also, consider having a professional chimney sweep before setting the first log on fire.
Warm Things Up
Swap linen pillow cases and other light materials in the living room with warm, fluffy, velvet ones that can hold heat for long. Add a few layers on the sofas including light blankets to ensure warmth is always available. You could also layer a lot of rugs or flurry mats on the floor to avoid your feet making contact with the cold floor surface.
Dining Table Display
Add a feel of comfort to the stiff backs of the dining chairs. Extra cushions will come in handy with all the holiday meals that come with fall. Also, you could add a seasonal feel on the table by placing dried hydrangeas, white pumpkins and a few leaves shed from the trees on a tray at the center of the table.
Create a Firewood Display
Not only is it functional, but a wood display can be decorative. A clean piece of wood pruned off any small twigs or leaves and arranged elegantly at one point of the house will create an artistic impression that gives the house that seasonal feel.
Your home definitely looks brightened up by a vase full of fall flowers. For longer lasting flowers, consider sunflower and alstromeria. These will remain looking beautiful for up to one week. Remember to change the water in the vase after every couple of days.
Increase the number of lamps and ensure that every corner is well lit up. With the days being shorter than the nights, light is definitely necessary. Place them at the reading table, hallways, on the porch etc. They not only provide light but with the heat they produce, warmth is maintained all around the house.
Keep the Porch Cozy
Place a frontage wicker sofa, a swing chair with a warm blanket on it and antique decorations all around so as to create that ‘inside the house’ warm feeling as you watch the leaves change color on your screened porch. Restyle this outdoor space to accompany the chill in the season. One could also hang a wreath, assorted accents and add a couple of blankets on the sofa.