Fall Decorating Ideas

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That wonderful TEXAS fall crisp feeling is in the air – well, sort of…at least we aren’t in the triple digits anymore.  It may not feel very cool outside, but I hope everyone is enjoying the smell of pumpkin spice candles in the house, and getting out for walks now that the temps have lowered a bit.  We know those cooler temperatures are on their way – eventually – so we need to think of some fall decorating ideas for our homes.  We want our homes to really give our family and friends that warm, cozy feel this time of year and there are so many ways to accomplish that.

In the past, we have looked at some “chores” that needed to be done, such as cleaning gutters, having the chimney inspected and cleaned, and vacuuming drapes.  Here is a reminder of that article (just in case you didn’t finish your “to-do” list).  Now that we’ve gotten the “not so fun” things out of the way, let’s move on to the more interesting and enjoyable things we can do to decorate our homes to showcase the season.

Fall Decorating Ideas For Your Home

House Beautiful, in an article by Karen Ziga and Caroline Picard, has some excellent ideas to shake up the décor a bit to give it that autumn feel.  They suggest bringing in plaids to pillows that give the living room a different look from the summer accessories we used. Soft, fuzzy throws in the bedroom warm up the room as well.  Don’t forget that fall wreaths, either personally made or bought, can be hung inside over the fireplace, as well as on the front door.  One great idea, too, is adding a reading nook to your home.  Either under the stairs or in a corner of a room a unique area can be easily built in for curling up on a cold, rainy day with a good book.

Changing linens from that summer look is always an easy thing to do as well.  Trade out those bright colors for the warmer, darker colors to get everyone in the mood for the cooler weather.  Another option is slipcovers.  Mixing it up with slipcovers that give that feel you are looking for is an easy fix.

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Fall Decorating Ideas You Can Make Yourself

Of course, pumpkins and mums are a must, both inside and out.  Mums planted inside a scooped out pumpkin are fun, named a “mumkin” by Southern Living.

Another fall decorating idea you can do yourself, and be proud when the compliments come pouring in, is make fall centerpieces“Apple Votives” from Country Living are so beautiful and have that sweet smell for our homes.  Also included in the Country Living article are instructions for a “last minute centerpiece” that can help with those spur of the minute guests.

Fall Decorating Ideas: A Fun Way To Celebrate The Season!

There are so many easy and inexpensive ways to transform your home into that fall feel you are looking for.  Simple things like candles, gourds, dried leaves, and fall flowers can be arranged to dress up any room in the house, and bring in the warmth to a cool day.  So pick out your favorite pumpkins and decorate away!

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Happy Fall, Y’all!

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