As the weather cools and sunshine fades earlier and earlier, now is the time to liven up your home! Fall aesthetics are some of the most charmingly rustic and homey-feeling décor you can use in your home. Not only are the colors attractive to the eye, but they can also help to create a tranquil environment, which can help to prevent seasonal depression. Here are a few pointers to help you decorate your home for the fall season.
Using Natural Light
This isn’t exactly a “fall-specific” decorating suggestion. However, when the days grow shorter, having as much natural light in your home during the day as possible is essential. The “golden hour” of sunshine strikes differently in the Autumn months and being able to capture it in your house can make a significant impact. Not all of us are lucky enough to have an abundance of large, broad windows in their home, but there is a workaround. You can utilize mirrors strategically placed throughout your home to reflect and increase the quantity of natural light that enters.
Rustic Colors (Using Earth Tones)
The naturally occurring color schemes appearing outside are one of the most therapeutically stunning characteristics of Fall. They are referred to as earthy tones. These natural hues are ideal for matching the scenery outside by bringing them indoors. We’re not suggesting you bring a tree into your living room (that’s for December), but you can incorporate this color palette into products such as curtains, carpets, blankets, and even tablecloths. This means that you don’t absolutely need Fall-themed decorations to decorate your home, but simply a few objects featuring earth tones. Remember that the key colors for this season are orange, red, brown, and yellow.
Don’t Forget the Little Things (Candles and Soaps)
Aside from the stunning visual aesthetic that this season has to offer, the scents are even better…This time of year, pumpkin spice, spiced apples, caramel/vanilla, and other spiced pleasures are strong in the air and can give your home that rustically comfortable vibe you didn’t realize you wanted. To accomplish this, simply stock up on fall-themed candles. This time of year, the stores are bursting with them, and they’re fantastic for setting an atmosphere. Another passive way to liven up your home is to use seasonal hand soaps. These smells can sometimes transform your environment on their own.
Tip: this time of year, fall-themed candles are in high demand, resulting in high costs. These same candles, however, are available all year. If you think about it, stock up in the off season so they’re ready for fall!
Don’t Forget About the Front Door!
First impressions are essential, and your home’s décor is no exception. It is simple to create something simple that appears extravagant.
- Pumpkins, for example, can be obtained practically anyplace this time of year and are quite inexpensive. Gather a few pumpkins and place them alongside your steps or doorway. If you wish, you can enjoy a night of pumpkin carving; otherwise, plane pumpkins will do. Pumpkins should endure the full season if the weather isn’t too harsh.
- Corn stalks can be found easily and cheaply depending on where you live. You can buy a few stalks of corn and use them individually or bind them into bushels. Simply lean them against something or tie them to a post. Corn stalks can really encapsulate the atmosphere of fall.
- If you can find corn stalks, little hay bales shouldn’t be too far away. Most stores will sell tiny bales of hay, and they are ideal for staking and displaying other fall decorations on.
Themes on Screens
Nowadays, our houses are filled with screens. From bedside iPads, TVs, monitors, kitchen portals and even refrigerators! The majority of these gadgets allow you to select a background, which is ideal for setting to fall themes.
As the days shorten, our bodies receive less and less natural light throughout the day, which can lead to seasonal depression. Therapy lamps, on the other hand, are designed to simulate natural outside light, boosting your mood, and pleasantly affecting the body. While therapy lights do not deliver vitamins to your body, they have a mental effect by fooling the signals in your brain and maintaining serotonin levels.
Add Flower and Plants
As the natural color scheme outside gradually fades into a darker tone, having a splash of bright color in the house can be therapeutic. Fresh flowers are the finest way to convey vibrant hues. Other plants can be used in addition. Flowers and other plant life add a strong essence of vitality to a living area and can work wonders this time of year. Depending on your preferences, artificial flowers and plants can work just as well as fresh flowers, especially if fresh flowers are difficult to come by this time of year.