How do you warm up your home for Autumn? Stick with the colors reflected in actual nature… browns, golds, greens, grays, reds, and oranges. Start your decorating this year by searching your backyard for twigs, branches, and flowers that can be used in vases. Pillows, candles and throws are an inexpensive way to instantly add that cozy Autumn feel.
One of my favorite things about Autumn is going through my bookcases to gather piles of books that I want to read over the Season. I place the pile of books near a favorite chair which is draped with a warm and snuggly throw.
Autumn decorating isn’t just about color — it’s also about textures. Burlap, corduroy, chenille and velvet all add to the Autumn spirit!
Ways to Warm Up Your Home for Autumn:
Faux Aspen Branches from Pottery Barn provide an instant “Autumn” feel to any room.
Perfectly cozy and portable, this Pendleton blanket was created in honor of the Beach Boys and is apropos for sitting on the sand or for cozying up while watching an autumn sky. Available from Made in Oregon
A fall tablescape is incomplete without these orange taper candles from Crate & Barrel.
Pendant lamps or swing arm lamps are perfect for small space dwellers because it leaves more room available on your bedside table. Driftwood lamp available from Bronson Design Studio
Oyster shells have never looked as stunning as they do on this incredible handmade mirror by Madegoods. Large smooth cockle shells shine with shades of warm brown. They are layered both front and backwards into rings which form a stunning new statement piece. Small details like nail attachment abound.
Don’t forget your beach home’s exterior this Autumn! Greet your visitors with this shell doormat from Kohl’s.
Bring some natural glamour into your home with these golden seashells which are available from Mothology.
Armchair looking tired? A pillowcase can be sewn up in mere minutes, then personalized with a little hand-painted letter or design. Have you used burlap in a project lately?
You may have noticed that there are no pumpkins or ‘kitchy’ decorating ideas in this post. Autumn is about a beautiful cozy feeling in the air – not pumpkins being everywhere you look. Your beach home or cottage can be filled with seashells all year long…just add some earth tone pillows and throws here and there. You’ll be amazed at what a simple change can make!