Decorating for Autumn
Instead of decorating for Halloween, which is only really viable for the 30 days of October, why not try decorating for the harvest? Lasting from September 23rd to October 23rd, the fall season gives a bounty of inspiration when it comes to decoration.
Bring the Outdoors to Your Door
Pumpkins, gourds and more gourds! No other season celebrates uniquely shaped fruits better than autumn. This photo from HGTV mixes pumpkins, gourds and fall’s favorite flower, mums, to create an inviting front door step. They even add the house numbers to a pumpkin using vinyl stickers so that the address is still visible.
Use the Fall Color Palette Indoors
Add the colors of fall, brick reds, mustard yellows and bright oranges, to your home by changing out small decorative elements. Pillows, throws and small rugs are the simplest items to change and update for the seasons. Or you can get some inspiration from Midwest Living and turn an old frame into a display for fall foliage.
This 25-minute centerpiece from Southern Living incorporates the traditional fall pumpkins with what’s become a really popular planting, succulents. If you shied away from potted plants in the past, try your hand at succulents. They’re very hearty, don’t need much water and can survive most caretakers who weren’t blessed with a green thumb.
You can never have too many pumpkins, especially not of this season’s favorite type, the white pumpkin. These ghostly gourds were once rare but now many growers are planting pale-skinned varieties, known as Lumina, Cotton Candy and Baby Boo. If you can’t get your hands on these pumpkins, you can paint a regular pumpkin white. Find white pumpkin decorating inspiration on Southern Living, Country Living, and, of course, Pinterest.
If you’ve been getting ready to decorate for fall but your floors need some help of their own, why not talk to Tish Flooring? If you schedule an appointment for a completely free consultation, we can bring samples to your home. There’s no obligation!