Fall is finally here, and with it comes a new season of home decorating ideas. There is nothing quite like the smell of burning leaves and roasted peanuts in the crisp autumn air. As the leaves begin to change into brilliant hues, our thoughts turn to football, hiking, and the upcoming holidays. In particular, autumn features two of the most significant holidays for many people: Halloween and Thanksgiving. So, let’s talk about home decorating for fall.
When it comes to fall home decorating, keep in mind the colors associated with autumn. Shades of gold, orange, yellow, and brown are perfect for this time of year. Personally, I love these colors, and I regret that the autumn season is often overshadowed by Christmas as it approaches. So, make the most of it by incorporating these colors into your home decorating scheme.
One of the easiest themes to incorporate into your fall decorating is leaves. Leaves falling from the trees are one of the most common associations with this time of year, and it is a great look to incorporate into your home. You can even find leaf garlands in fall shades if you are inclined to look for them. Leaves can also be incorporated into lovely centerpieces and floral arrangements to hallmark the season.
Another common association with autumn is the harvest. Gourds make an excellent accent piece for this time of year. You can find real ones in almost any vegetable market along with many realistic imitation gourds. These can be used as part of centerpieces, in floral arrangements, in tabletop decorations, and even to hold place cards for large gatherings. They are incredibly versatile as well as colorful and make a great addition to any autumn home decorating venture.
Pumpkins are essentially gourds, but they have a special place all their own in the fall home decorating scheme. Pumpkins have a special association with both Halloween and Thanksgiving and should not be overlooked as an important tool for decoration. In addition, they are just bright, colorful, and cheerful to have around the house. To avoid the stench of rotting pumpkins, simply avoid carving them if you intend to keep them around for a little while. Those that are carved should be placed outside and only carved within days of the big day.
A great centerpiece idea in general for fall would include a large bowl, in outstanding fall colors such as burnt orange or a shade of gold. For the first part of autumn, you can fill the centerpiece with candies that are wrapped in fall colors. This is ideal for family munchies as well as trick or treaters that may find their way to your door on Halloween. Once this holiday has ended, you can fill the bowl with colorful leaves and gourds to complete the look. This should carry you through Thanksgiving when it is time to begin thinking about Christmas decorations and wintertime rather than fall.
Whether you adore fall or dread its appearance each year, there is little denying that fall is ripe with decorating ideas and ideals. Take the time to look around your local craft stores and see where inspiration strikes. It is never too early or too late in the year to begin thinking about what you are going to do for your home decorating plan in the seasons to come.