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Preparing your home for Fall

Summer is quickly coming to an end so it is time to start preparing our homes for the fall. Fall is one of my favorite times of year, with so many beautiful, rustic, and cozy decorating options I am going to list all my favorites trends for you.

First I would start with identifying your home’s color scheme. Whether it be neutrals such as beige, cool grey, warmer tones such as a light brown, or even dark tones such as plum, burgundy and forest green. All of these are perfect for this season, and there is so many decor options for all different home color schemes.

If your home features mostly soft neutral tones, I would recommend adding some pops of color. Purchase some beautiful throw blankets in plaid, flannel or even cable knit and mix and match with the similar throw pillow patterns. These fun patterns will help to liven up the space and make all your guests feel right at home. In addition, you can never go wrong with adding pumpkins or gourds to your decor. Head on over to your local craft store such as a Michael’s or A.C. Moore and pick up some faux white and orange pumpkins.

Living Room

When it comes to decorating your living room fill up your couches with some buffalo check pillows, and soft/cozy blankets. Make sure you add some nice subtle decor to your mantle maybe some pictures frames placed strategically over a fall leaf garland or even just some pumpkins with a mixture of candles. When decorating try to keep a consistent scheme so everything flows together nicely. Maybe even consider adding a few fall scented candles to a room. This will not only enhance the look, but will also make any room smell like fall.

Dining Room

When it comes to decorating your dining room, nothing is more appealing then a nice detailed dining room table setting. Some things you will need will be a table runner, place mats, cloth napkins, matching china, and a statement centerpiece. Feel free to have some fun with this set up, add pops of color or maybe even keep colors neutral with one color accent. Many people like bringing the outdoors inside, using pieces such as twigs, leaves and stones will give the table a more earthy look. Doing this will make for a picture perfect dining room, and not only look adorable but will impress your thanksgiving guests.

Front Porch

Next, we will move on to decorating the front porch. Three staple pieces I recommend always having would be a rocking chair, fresh doormat and a seasonal wreath. Garnish the rest of your porch with strategically placed fall flowers, pumpkins (faux or real), and if your feeling extra crafty a hay bale. Don’t forget to add a cute fall pillow to your rocking chair to tie the whole look together. It is important to have your porch decorated so that guests feel both welcomed and impressed when entering your home.

Fall Decor, Fall Staging, Fall Trends

As for the rest of your home, add a few pieces of decor as you feel needed. Maybe go buy a few small faux flower arrangements, place them in the middle of a table or island over top of a small table runner. Sometimes less is more, and the little details can be what really ties a home together.

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