Fall contains two major holidays for many. That includes Halloween and Thanksgiving. Keep this holiday in mind when planning your main fall home decorating scheme and make minor adjustments to accommodate the holiday. Personally, I love the colors associated with fall. Yellows, shades of gold, orange, and brown are favorites for my fall home decoration taste. I’m always a little sorry that this time of year is often overshadowed by Christmas as it approaches. Also, the expectations of others that I decorate for Christmas immediately after Thanksgiving.
Fall is the time where you can really smell the change. Burnt leaves, roasted peanuts, and most people are just starting to feel a little chill in the air. More than just smelling the changes that are about to happen, you can see them. The leaves are starting to take on bright colors and the colors are spectacular to look at and witness. This is the year that thoughts start turning to football, hiking, and the upcoming vacation (as there are several on the horizon).
For those who lack inspiration when it comes to home decor for fall, keep the colors mentioned above in mind. One big theme to incorporate into the decorating process would be the leaf theme. Leaves falling from trees is one of the most common associations with this time of year and it is a great display to incorporate into your home. You can even find wreaths in fall tones if you inclined to look for them. Leaves can also be incorporated into beautiful centerpieces and bouquets to be a feature of the season.
Harvest is another common association with fall. It’s also rather easy to incorporate into most home decor designs. Pumpkins make an excellent accent for the year and you can find the real thing at almost any vegetable market along with lots of realistic faux pumpkins. It can be used, as or in conjunction with leaves. For instance, as part of centerpieces, in bouquets, in table decorations, and even to hold place cards for large gatherings. They are very versatile as well as colorful and make a great addition to any fall home decor endeavor.
Pumpkins are basically pumpkins but they have a special place of their own in the fall home decor scheme. Pumpkins have a special relationship with Halloween and Thanksgiving (whoever pumpkin pie is) and shouldn’t overlooked as an essential tool for decorating. Other than that they are just bright, colorful, and cheerful around the house. To avoid the rotten pumpkin smell, avoid carving it if you want to keep it for a while. Those who carved should placed outside and only carved in a few ‘big days’ days.
A generally good center idea for fall would include a large bowl, in a great fall color like burnt orange or gold. For the first part of fall you can fill the center with candy wrapped in fall colors. These are ideal for family treats as well as tricks or treats that can find their way into your home on Halloween. Once the holiday is over, you can fill the bowl with colorful leaves and pumpkins to complete the look. This will carry you through Thanksgiving when it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and winter decorations rather than fall.
Whether you love fall like I do or dread the look of it every year for whatever reason there’s little denying that fall is ripe with decorating ideas and ideals. Take the time to browse your local craft store and see where inspiration comes from. It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about what you’re going to do with your home decorating plans for the coming season.