Fall is upon us and as the weather gets cooler and the leaves turn bright colors it's time to start adjusting your interior decorating to help you feel cozy! There is outside prep to do to a home as well, but focusing on the inside is where the decorating can help to make the living space inviting for all.
The first thing that comes to mind for warm and inviting is the fireplace. Candles on and around the mantel are a nice addition, maybe in a leaf holder or create mason jar candles with leaves. Any fall colors like shades of orange, brown, yellow, green or red can make a place feel cozy. A vase with berries, twigs or leaves in it has a nice fall feel. Rustic garland, with some greens, leaves, and burlap for example would be a lovely decoration across the fireplace.
Decorating for holidays this fall is also a fun way to enjoy the season. Halloween is fast approaching and then Thanksgiving will be next. Pumpkins are perfect for both holidays and look nice to add to your decorating theme. Pinecones are another popular decoration for fall and can be used in many different arrangements.
Wreaths can also be hung traditionally on the front door, but also consider where else they might look nice inside your home. This can be done over the fireplace or somewhere else that's a focal point where you'd like to draw attention.
To make your home warmer, moving away from what's just visually appealing change your throws, pillows and other coverings throughout your home. Your throw blanket in the family room can be brown, or another fall themed style. The pillows could be holiday related or just match with your fall theme so you don't have to change them for each holiday.
Consider adding a few more rugs. Often the floor is secondary, and not often thought about but this can help prevent cold feet and add to the cozy feeling of the living space. These can be a mixture of colors, and include gold for an elegant look.
Decorating for the different seasons allows the living space to seem new and inviting which helps to combat depression and a stagnant feeling. It also compliments seasonal cleaning. Enjoy this slideshow for some nice ideas and inspiration for your own home decorating!
Jessica Walsh is a graduate of Penn State University with a minor in English. While in college she contributed to the literary journal, newspaper and yearbook. She was a journalist for Voices and BCTV.org. She continues to write her own blog as well as stories and articles.
Blog writer Jessica Walsh is a graduate of Penn State University with a minor in English. While in college she contributed to the literary journal, newspaper and yearbook. She was a journalist for Voices and BCTV.org. She continues to write her own blog as well as stories and articles.