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With fall on its way out and winter right upon us, the days are getting shorter and the weather cooler. Fall brings with it a nip in the air, which is a welcome change and the hues of this change are a sight for sore eyes. One of the things I love most about fall are the colors, especially because they make winters feel less frosty and more warm and comfy.
If you’re a fan of warm, earthy tones like brown, orange, red, yellow, and everything in between, you probably don’t find it difficult to add warmth to your place. A lot of people equate these colors with the colors of spices such as cinnamon, cloves, paprika, and turmeric, the very spices which add color, taste, and warmth to any food.
Now imagine taking inspiration from this and bringing these colors into your home! Wouldn’t they look absolutely brilliant on your walls? They are sure to bring a sense of comfort and coziness into your rooms.
Although these shades are vibrant and pulsating, do exercise caution when using them. Too much of their presence around you can have a direct effect on your mind, so it is suggested to use them small touches.
Mentioned ahead are a few ideas for incorporating fall colors into your home décor.
1. Start with Your Entrance
The first impression is the last impression. Make a great first impression on your guests right at the entrance of your home. Use gorgeous wrought iron patio furniture to deck up the porch. Wrap tall corn stalks or straw around the porch columns and the mailbox.
Use thick strings in orange, brown, or red to complement the color of the straw. These would look great next to the snowman and the snow angels that your kids are sure to create.
To decorate your door, using wreaths made from leaves of different colors can work very well . For ornate wreaths, add pine cones, berries, and corn husk. If you have large windows facing the entryway, you will do well in hanging matching wreaths from them as well.
2. Display Fall-inspired Artwork on Your Walls
Taking the magnificence of fall from the front porch into the house would require you to think of clever ideas that bring the easiness and comfort into the indoors. Take your living room for instance. Adorning the walls of this high-traffic place should seem like a breeze if you can get your hands on some dazzling fall artwork .
Embrace romanticism this time of the year and dabble in natural themes with falls colors in orange, rust, wine, and golden. If your taste gravitates towards the abstract, choose oil paintings with browns, reds and umber pigments and change the mood of your home instantly, apart from making it look luxurious and erudite.
3. Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel
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Winters call for starting up a fire in the fireplace and soaking up some heat. So don’t forget about decorating the mantel. Simple additions to it will enable you to take its exquisiteness a notch higher.
Look into your yard, at a local park, or even in an arts and crafts store and pick up some dried leaves and pine cones. Simply use them in a variety of combinations and they’ll surely liven up your décor.
Other items which can be placed on the mantel are dried leaf vines, small-sized pumpkins, lanterns, and colorful candles.
4. Channel Fall through Your Centerpieces
Using colors that are symbolic of seasons is one of the best ways to make your space more attractive and in harmony with the environment around you.
During winter, use reds and yellows in your centerpieces. Remember, centerpieces are used more for generating a visual interest rather than utility, so don’t hesitate in using unconventional ones.
5. Capture the Fragrances of Fall
While fall décor can prove to be a visual treat, it can tickle other senses as well. Because winter brings with it the holiday season, most of the time, the atmosphere is laden with joy and the aromas of pumpkin pies and cinnamon apple cider.
But you can add more to that by incorporating aromatic candles, incense sticks, or by simply boiling a pot of a few exotic spices like cinnamon sticks, cloves and nutmeg.
6. Upholstery and Accessories
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With the air getting chillier, it is time to bring out those colorful blankets, quilts and comforters and place them on backrests of the couches. To create a cozy environment, look for these in fall colors.
You can also use colorful slipcovers over your furniture for a quick and pocket-friendly transformation. Aside from that, do change your cushion and pillow covers, bed and bath linen, as well as area rugs so that they blend with your fall-inspired décor.
As the sun starts setting early in the day, you can turn to aesthetic-looking luminaries. Battery-operated lamps or candles placed inside paper bags with sand in the bottom, lit up at dusk would look near-perfect for a fall evening.
To welcome the winters, you may also want to prepare your home by tucking away the lighter fabrics and switching over to heavier ones. Heavy fabrics in deep, rich fall colors will exude warmth and look more inviting.
7. Metallic Musings
For those who love to adorn their home with some metallic inclusions , the colors to go for are gold, bronze, and copper. You can incorporate them through candlesticks, centerpieces, or a uniquely framed mirror, wall hanging, or painting.
If you’re adventurous, try painting an old chest crimson red,or paint those old flea market-bought chairs in a lively orange shade to liven them up again.
When it comes to home decoration, winter is the best time of the year as it allows one to incorporate earthy tones into the décor. As the mercury dips and the white snow descends from the sky, you can use these colors to up the warmth in your house. Adding these touches to your abode will help you deal with the coldest of winters with excitement. The beauty of these colors is that they are versatile and can be used in the interior as well as the exterior of your home. So fall in love with the white season by incorporating the above tips this winter!