10 Ways To Design Your Home For Autumn
“October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in aftermaths.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Autumn is my favorite season. There’s nothing like a world of brown sugar, cinnamon, and refreshing breeze. The season is like a break from the exuberant summer and a prologue to a long sleepy winter. As my childhood literary heroine Anne Shirley mused, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Bring autumn into your home with these ingenious seasonal interior designs.
1. Easy Halloween designs for your abode
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You can incorporate seasonal home decorations in your existing interior design without turning your home into a theme park. The secret lies in using color palettes the right way. Halloween is all about black, burnt orange, deep purples, and ghostly white. Your black leather sofa can go well with orange throw pillows. Lay an orange table runner on your dining table, surrounded with black leather chairs. As a cherry on top, mount a pumpkin-shaped lamp on the ceiling.
2. Decorate your porch for Halloween
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Halloween porch designs don’t need be over the top. It’s better to choose design elements that you can keep even past Trick or Treating. Decorate your porch with orange mums that go well with a pumpkin. A wreath of twigs and flowers of autumn colors put a stylish twist to your Halloween theme.
3. Thanksgiving Day-inspired designs
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Seasonal home redesigning is easy, fun, and an amazing stress-buster. After the Halloween, don’t box your decors just yet. You can infuse some into your Thanksgiving Day-themed interior design. Paint those orange pumpkins with white, light blue or light orange shades, and display them in your living room. Get some of the dried leaves from your lawn and sew them together into a lovely wreath. Nothing represents Fall more than those brown leaves.
4. Celebrate the harvest season in your porch
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In ancient Gaelic traditions, autumn stretches from August to October. North Americans experience this season from the September equinox to the winter solstice. Autumn is associated with harvest in western cultures. From Ireland to Canada, people celebrate different kinds of harvest festivals. Design your porch with symbols of abundance such as baskets of flowers or fruits. Add vintage furniture and decors for an old country effect.
5. Stunning furniture for seasonal home designs
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Celebrate autumn with stylish furniture. In choosing pieces, feel free to mix and match colors. Autumn is a season of palettes. Play with hues that represent the oak leaves, clear skies, and green harvests. A saturated blue chair next to your burnt orange dresser suits perfectly in your Fall-inspired bedroom.
6. Cozy up in exterior furniture pieces
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English poet John Keats describes Fall as a time of “mellow fruitfulness.” The season, a prologue for harsher weather ahead, is associated with melancholia. There is an unmistakable laidback vibe everywhere. Explore exterior home decorations that suit the season’s mood. You can place cozy couches of neutral colors on your porch, complemented by greens, earth jars, and logs.
7. Whites and firewood for your living room
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In parts of Asia, autumn is associated with the color white and mourning. This is the period when the living remembers their departed loved ones. Incorporate elements of Asian mysticism with your western Fall interior design. You can add firewood, whether for functional or aesthetic purposes, in your all-white design theme. A glass-mirrored lantern adds an extra charm.
8. Logs, blankets and warmth on your patio
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Wood is an essential element of autumn. In colder regions, the months before the winter solstice is a time for wood gathering. This is in preparation for the long days and nights of severe weather. Design your patio with a wooden bench, logs, and blankets. Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate while wrapped in fleece blanket on your patio.
9. Invigorate your space with plants and flowers
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Autumn ushers in nature’s dramatic change. After a nurturing summer, the earth is preparing for a season when most plants go through dormancy. Put lots of flowering plants all over your house. These natural decors symbolize abundance and autumnal foliage. Flowers can go well with any interior design theme, whether minimalist or French country.
10. Turn your patio into an autumn-styled garden
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Space is a challenge for city dwellers. Designers and homeowners are exploring design ideas that can suit small apartments and flats common in urban areas. If you don’t have a patio or porch, you can design your balcony with the elements of autumn. Display vases of fresh flowers in your exterior space. In your porch, place them on charming vintage tables surrounded with comfy chairs. On your balcony, you can display them in hanging pots. This touch of nature is perfect for an autumn feel.
There are a lot of ways on how to redesign your home based on the current season. First, identify the elements for each period such as pumpkins for Halloween, foliage for autumn, and Christmas and snowflakes for winter. Check your storage for items that you already have that could be re-purposed or redesigned. Redesigning doesn’t need to be costly. Let your imagination work.