Creative Decorating ideas for fall

When the weather turns cooler outside, it’s only natural that you want the inside of your home to radiate warmth. Surprisingly, it doesn’t take much to get that cozy feeling. Try using autumn colors in these 3 creative ways to spread warmth throughout your space.

Revive something with a fresh coat of paint. This could be a desk chair, a kitchen island, a bookcase, a sofa table, the front door, or whatever else you can find around the house. Try to stick with items that have already painted or that are ones you don’t mind painting. Pantone already named Tangerine Tango the color of 2012, but they also released other hot colors for the upcoming fall season. These include French roast, Honey Gold, Pink Flambé, Ultramarine Green, Bright Chartreuse, Olympian Blue, Titanium, Rhapsody and Rose Smoke. Any of these colors, when added to the smallest something in the house, can have a really big impact.

Add fall-colored accents throughout the house. Try something like displaying flowers in a tall orange vase or pot or hanging a fall-inspired picture on the wall. You can even add a touch of fall with items such as pumpkin centerpieces, wreaths made of leaves, rustic floor rugs, or scented candles in autumn shades. And don’t just stop inside the house. Add some accents outside the home to make it look inviting from the outside.

Incorporate new fabrics. This is especially easy to do if you have more neutral pieces of furniture, but it can still work if you don’t. Some easier ways to incorporate new fabrics would be by changing out window treatments, throw pillows or tablecloths. A larger project would be to reupholster or add a slipcover to a piece of furniture such as a chair. Often times you can find seasonal fabrics at a department store, but they tend to be limited. As a general rule, you’d be better off visiting your local fabric store or purchasing your fabric online. Doing so would ensure finding the exact patterns and colors you want.

No matter what you choose to do, don’t feel like you have to go overboard with your décor. Start small the first year and then as each new fall season rolls around, build on what you’ve started, or try something completely different. Either way, you’ll be sure to make your home feel like a cozy and warm just like autumn should be.

For some help getting started with your next project, consider swinging by our Interior Fabrics location in Houston. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff would love to help you navigate the complexities of whatever project you decide to take on!