For some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Summer’s soaring temperatures are a distant memory, moonlight illuminates the city by the time you leave the office, and there’s an unavoidable chill in the air that just begs for your coziest cardigan and fluffiest scarf. You can maintain that autumnal vibe by refreshing your home’s décor. Here are five home décor tips to transform your abode just in time for the season.
1. Add a Wreath
Your door is the first thing that visitors see, and you’ll set a festive tone by hanging a colorful wreath on it. There are dozens of options available, from DIY designs that incorporate the season’s brightest hues to brilliant flowers to warm fall foliage. Adding a few sprigs of berries can easily bring the entire door to life and create a welcoming, eye-catching look that will bring a smile to your face as you pull up to the front door.
2. Scent Your Space
Nothing calls on nostalgic moments and tugs at the heartstrings quite like a wonderful fragrance. Certain scents, such as pumpkin, berry, pine, cinnamon, vanilla, and caramel, tend to reign supreme during these cooler months of the year. You don’t have to limit yourself to wearing them, however. Think outside of the box and brainstorm ways that you can add these fall scents to your home. Placing a customized Dimensions diffuser in the powder room is an easy way to enhance the room’s fragrance. Adding a bowl of potpourri to the kitchen refreshes the space instantly. Fresh flowers in the bedroom will add a naturally beautiful touch and a heady aroma to your living space.
3. Drape Some Blankets
Nothing says comfort like a plush blanket that just begs to be worn, snuggled, and wrapped throughout the season. Don’t just throw one on the bed and call it a day, though. Think in terms of comfort all over the house, and go from there. If you have a sofa or a loveseat, drape a throw blanket over the backrest to add pretty contrast to the seating. If you have a dining nook in the kitchen, you can even fold a blanket onto the seat to drape it over your lap while enjoying breakfast in the morning. Blankets are also right at home in libraries or set on rocking chairs for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
4. Decorate Your Tables
Your tables are practically meeting spaces during fall and winter. It’s when meals become more of a focal point of your day, and you might find yourself entertaining more guests as the end of the year approaches, too. Warming up the tables with some traditional fall décor is a fantastic way to imbue your home with a sense of seasonal charm. Soft tablecloths with floral accents, baskets full of apples or baby pumpkins, and delicate bouquets nestled in quaint jug vases all make appropriately seasonal accents that will bring a smile to your face as soon as you see them.
5. Use Some Centerpieces
A centerpiece isn’t just a plain Jane floral assortment that adds a little color to your dining room. During the fall, it takes on an even greater meaning. Think of the disparity between the brightness of your home and the somewhat moody darkness that permeates the sky. For some, that dimness can actually be associated with bad moods and sadness. A pop of color is all that your home needs to reverse the negative effects that you might experience when you’re outside. Think in terms of warmth and elegance. Fall’s primary hues are decidedly dramatic — rust, eggplant, mustard, navy, and maroon are all beautiful examples, and you can easily liven up any table in your home with a centerpiece consisting of one or more of these shades.