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Summer’s over and soon the leaves will transition from lively greens to the warm, crisp hues of fall. Despite the slow start to cooler weather in Louisiana, it’s never too early to embrace the irresistible colors of fall in your home. If you’re looking for ways to make your home cozy for the fall, we’ve got you covered!
The color wheel consists of both warm and cool colors. Reds, oranges, yellows and combinations within are all examples of warm colors, bringing energy, passion and comfort to any space. Green, blue and purple are all examples of cool colors and often represent feelings of calm, serenity and rest.
Warm color palettes for fall often resemble the changing landscape outside before the cold snap of winter. If you’re struggling to find the right colors for fall, here are a few ideas to keep in mind:
Now that you have an idea of what colors to include in your fall decor, it’s time to explore your interior design plans. Fall isn’t strictly about colors, the season is associated with plenty of different decor styles—including DIY projects too!
Small changes in your home’s decor make a big impact. Swap out lightweight curtains for heavier, textured ones in fall shades that still allow sunlight to seep through your windows. Accessories like books, vases and decorative bowls in warm hues will tie your space together.
Embrace the beauty of the season by incorporating natural elements into your decor. Gather autumn foliage, branches and pinecones to make a gorgeous centerpiece or fall-inspired wreath for your entry door. Larger, wooden furniture pieces pair well with warm colors and work with your home’s design year-round.
Don’t underestimate the power of lighting in setting the fall mood. Use warm-toned light bulbs to create a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Candles in autumnal scents, like cinnamon and apple spice, not only provide warmth but also enhance the overall ambiance.
Completely transform your home’s interior by including fall elements throughout your home.
Accent pieces like warm-colored throws and pillows are available in a range of fall shades, making it easy to transition your lounging areas for fall. Consider switching your larger pieces too, like area rugs or artwork pieces. Even a simple touch like filling a vase with pinecones instead of flowers goes a long way.
A fall-inspired tablescape is the easiest way to prepare your dining room for the fall (and upcoming holiday season). Visit your local grocery store for table-sized pumpkins to add for a few weeks’ worth of decoration. For a budget-friendly approach, visit your local thrift store and search for table linens, plates and glassware.
Dish towels, oven mitts and serving platters are easy to swap for a fall-forward look. While flower bouquets are great for the spring and summer, try to design your own fall bouquet with eucalyptus, dahlias and warm-colored blooms. Seasonal baked goods also make a great short-term decoration for parties.
While brand-new bedding can be expensive, adding a thicker quilt and throw pillows in warmer tones are the perfect recipe for a fall bedroom. Change your bedroom curtains, reorganize your wardrobe and add a cozy fall candle for the finishing touches.
While changing weather is fun for redecorating and seasonal activities, outdoor conditions can affect your home’s comfort levels. Keep your home comfortable throughout the colder months with energy-efficient replacement windows from Window World of Lafayette. Request your free estimate today!