The bright and vibrant shades of summer have faded into deep, moody undertones of saffron, jade, marigold, and charcoal… it’s Fall – time to wrap yourself up in cozy blankets and nestle in for the longer, cooler months that lie ahead. Here are a few of this season’s most welcoming décor ideas to help you nestle in:
Synonymous with Harvest time and a staple of fall design, pumpkins are the standard this time of year, however, opt for a more contemporary and simplistic feel by forgoing the orange standard, and instead mixing things up with white. Table centerpieces, groupings at the front door; a variety of shapes and sizes in a monochromatic white scheme will make quite the festive statement.
Embrace the outdoors by incorporating some natural elements in your spaces; wood accessories, willow & berry branches, birch logs, dogwood wreaths, wooly blankets… simple, unadorned arrangements and fittings are the perfect reflection of fall.
Decorating with candles is a surefire way to add instant warmth and ambiance to your home. Dispersed in odd-number groupings on mantles, mirrored trays, and even in unused fireplace boxes, take advantage of the mood and coziness the addition of extra candles will help create.
Wood & Wicker Baskets
The palette may be pale, but the texture that wooden and wicker storage baskets adds is vibrant! Tucked under a side table, nestled beside a chair to curl up in, and mixed in with regular décor on sparse shelves – the layering of naturally woven materials into your spaces adds richness and charm.
Cooler nights call for having warm wraps within easy reach; stack your favorite blankets in varying patterns as a clever and useful décor accent. If you feel your spaces are lacking visual interest, invest in a plaid or Buffalo check patterned throw for a nod to a more nostalgic and genuine style.
Crispin Butterfield owns Urban Theory Interior Design, and has been designing residential and commercial spaces across Western Canada for the past 14 years.
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