Transitioning your home from summer to autumn isn’t unlike dressing up your daytime outfit before heading out for a night on the town. With a just few simple changes, you can change your entire look in a few easy steps — and that goes for your home as well as your wardrobe.
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Change your colors
First, start with your colors. Accessories like pillows, sheets, rugs and throws are the easiest items to switch out seasonally and can make a big impact on the look of your home. But don’t forget the details! Summer colors can also pop up in dish towels, placemats, dishes and even dog collars. Take inventory of your home decor colors and swap bright reds for darker, richer burgundies, turquoise for navy and sunshine yellow for mustard yellow for a more dramatic, autumn-appropriate look.
Swap flowers for leaves
You don’t have to rid your home of every shred of plant life to prepare for autumn! In fact, one of the things that make autumn the season everyone looks forward to are the leaves and florals that are just so quintessentially fall. Just exchange your daisies for chrysanthemums and your greenery for golden, red and yellow-hued leaves. These simple changes can make a huge impact on the feel of your home and will help usher in this cozy new season.
Pull in rich textures
Although it’s not quite time to pull the the fleece blankets out of storage, you can swap your light sheets for a heavier quilt, and linen pillows and bed spreads can take a backseat. Home decor and curtains with a lot of heavy detail and in a heavier fabric may want to come back out of hiding, as well as cable-knit blankets and woven textures. Now is also the time to start transitioning candles and diffuser scents to heavier, more intense scents, like pumpkin spice and white cedar.
Don’t forget about the exterior
Last but not least, don’t forget to change out your porch or patio display. With your fall colors in mind, swap your flowery wreath for a leafy one with intricate details and even some glam gold touches to spice up your front door. And while you’re standing at your door, take a look at your feet. Yep, that welcome mat needs to go. To complement the theme, go for a neutral color with a bold border in burnt orange, maroon or even a jewel tone. Heavy, natural textures work well for fall, so don’t skimp on your doormat. The heavy, high-quality variety will look great and keep muddy boot prints off your floors.