Since relocating to Florida, decorating for autumn has become more of a priority for me. I must admit playing mind games has never been my thing, but what’s a girl to do when the summer weather is a year-round issue?
In a few months, I may have the occasional need to toss on a sweater, but till then, trickery will be my master. Here are a few ways to create an indoor oasis to make your home look and feel super cozy.
Decorate For Fall To Create The Illusion of Brisk Weather
Last I checked there was no law stating that over-the-top centerpieces needed to be reserved only for special occasions. I enjoy choosing pieces that can grace my table year-round. To add a little seasonal charm, just add-in colors that represent the season.
For autumn toss in some items with burnt oranges and yellows. Don’t overthink it as just a few branches from your yard or fresh fruit can do wonders.
Since we’re already sprucing up the dining area, if you’re dining room chairs require some TLC here’s a simple update with a significant wow factor. Remove the padded seats and use a staple gun to recover them with a seasonal friendly fabric.
Warm-Up Those Nooks and Crannies
As the chilly weather rolls in, we automatically look for anything we could wrap ourselves in a cocoon-like way. Try to have a few throw blankets within arms reach, which will instantly add warmth to you and your spaces.
Next, add some textures by choosing different textiles for coordinating pillows. Use this opportunity to show off those vibrant colors and autumn weather fabrics.
Bring Nature’s Autumn Outside In
Knowing autumn is my favorite season, my friend gifted me some of his photography of the park my friends and I would often escape to while displaying its full autumn colors.
It’s incredible how photographs have a way of transporting you right back into time, and moments shared.
Evoking All Our Senses While Decorating for Autumn
So far, we have included our sense of sight and touch. Now let’s cover our sense of smell. Similar to a photograph, our sense of smell can bring to mind memories and emotions. For me, the easiest way to accomplish this is by lighting up a scented candle. A few of my favorites for fall are apple cinnamon, amber and moss and anything woodsy.
Now let’s move on to our sense of taste.
The weather has such an impact on our lives that even our cooking styles tend to change with the seasons. We go from grilling to using our stovetops, slow cookers, and finally ovens.
For us, it’s all about homemade pumpkin bread, scones, and a few other family recipes. You can display some of these goodies on your kitchen counters. Or, if you lack self-control like me, take them out only while hosting your friends.
Create a Welcoming Autumn Entrance
Autumn has always been known for all things plaid. So why not sport the look immediately at your front door? This year I love the layered doormat look to welcome guest. Just make sure your bottom layer is larger than the top doormat.
Two of our last properties had fireplaces, which I sorely miss. As the temperature dropped the homes on our street would start piling up their firewood. Depending on your space, use a large basket or storage device to hold some wood to add some extra charm.
As colder weather rolls in, so does our need to cozy up while we decorate for fall! Try incorporating a few these budget-friendly ideas to warm up your house while embracing the best the season has to offer. After all, decorating for autumn doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Let me know if you try the recipe – it’s a keeper!
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