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More Ideas for Warming Up Your Home Design for Fall

More Ideas for Warming Up Your Home Design for Fall

Last week we started our design focus on the colours, sights, and feelings of the fall. Warming Up Your Home Design for Fall  featured 10 Warm Home Decor Ideas. When the weather starts to get a chill in the air, it is only normal for us to seek to warm up our homes, not only temperature wise, but with a warmer design, warmer colours and themes. The decor can actually make you feel warmer. More importantly, if you are selling your home, you want to stage it with decor for the season to make potential buyers feel something about the house. Making buyers feel comfortable, warm, and fuzzy goes a long way to closing in on the sale. Here are more ideas to help you decorate your home for fall:

Bringing the Outside In for Fall Design

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Bringing the Outside In Photo Credit: BHG.com

As you will see, a big part of the fall design ideas in this article is to bring the outside in. It is a way of adding in an autumn theme in a natural way. You can use the natural colours of fall to blend and expand on the colour palette. Just as last week’s article used fabrics to add warmth, this week we are focusing on bringing the outside in.

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Bringing the Outside In Photo Credit: BHG.com

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Bringing the Outside In Photo Credit: BHG.com

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Bringing the Outside In Photo Credit: BHG.com

Changing or adding decor for the season doesn’t have to be expensive – or cost anything at all. You can be creative with elements from nature, which not only means that it is an inexpensive way to add decor elements, but brings a natural touch too. Whether it is adding leaves or berries to a vase or gluing acorns onto a frame, this is a way to make your decor theme unmistakably autumn, but in a natural way.

Add a Complimentary Colour

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Add Complimentary Colours Photo Credit: BHG.com

Not everything has to be traditional autumnal colours. That can make your decor palette seem one-note. Adding a contrasting colour like blue to the orange and yellow hues really pops. Of course, this must be done in moderation, so just a small pop of blue does the trick. Since blue is a contrasting colour to orange, it really works. Look for other ways we have highlighted decor where adding blue works really well.

Fall Table Scapes

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Fall Table Photo Credit: BHG.com

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Fall Table Photo Credit: CountryLiving.com

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Fall Table Scape Photo Credit: BHG.com

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Table Runner Photo Credit: BHG,com

Changing your table scape for the season is a great way to represent the designs of fall in each room of your home. Notice in the first photo how more contrasting blue is incorporated to make an interesting colour blend. In the other photos, white is often used to offset the autumn colours and keep the design simple while helping the fall elements stand out and shine. Adding just a fall inspired table runner along with matching accents is a simple way to change your existing table into a fall table scape design.

Fall Lanterns

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Fall Themed Lanterns Photo Credit: BHG.com

These fall lanterns make a great DIY project. The design is simple and really warms up a room while adding ambience and a warm glow. Since it is your project, you can make it any design you like, and you can do this for different holidays and seasons. Instead of votives or candles, solar powered or battery powered tea lights are readily available and are a safer.

Fall Coloured Flowers

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Orange Roses Photo Credit: BHG.com

Without much effort, you can add an autumn design to any room with flowers. You may not think of orange roses, but these bouquets really offer up elegance and beauty while still representing the season well. Often, flowers represent spring; however, you can show off your fall spirit with any type of flower in the right colour to match your autumn decor.

Dine by the Fire

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Dine by the Fire Photo Credit: HouseBeautiful.com

For a cozy change of meal plans, move dinner into the living room and dine by the fireplace. It can be a fun change of pace or a special night together. Eating by the fire will keep everyone warm, cozy, and romantic.

Welcome Wreaths

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Autumn Wreath Photo Credit: CountryLiving.com

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Autumn Wreath Photo Credit: BHG.com

Welcome in the fall (and welcome your guests) with an autumnal wreath on your front door. Whether you choose to buy a pre-made wreath or go with a DIY project, this is an excellent way to add fall decorations. You can use leaves, gourds, pumpkins, branches for a natural looking element or just choose the autumnal colour scheme to represent your welcome wreath.

Monogrammed Wreath

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Monogram Wreath Photo Credit: BHG.com

For a slightly different take on a front door welcome wreath, check out this idea for a monogram instead. This particular one is made from autumn coloured paper mache. It is a great, unique way to welcome visitors and fall into your home.

Add Slipcovers

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Slipcovers Photo Credit: Housebeautiful.com

In our first installment on fall designs last week, we showed you how adding fabrics can help warm up the room figuratively and literally. Adding slip covers to your couches and/or chairs can help you achieve both of those design elements. At the same time, it allows you to completely change the look of your furniture without getting entirely new pieces. Bring in the fall colours with slipcovers and your whole room with be cozier and can include the right colours for the season.

Add Fall Decor Everywhere

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Storage Accents Photo Credit: BHG.com
Of course, “everywhere” would be overdoing it, but adding simple accents like leaves or other fall coloured designs in certain places will bring the theme together across all the rooms in your home.

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