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Fantastic fall decorating trends

Fantastic fall decorating trends Author: Style At Home

Design Lesson

Fantastic fall decorating trends

As summer fades out and we cross into autumn, it is time to transform your home, to capture the spirit of the season by adding spice and warmth.  This year, take a look at the beauty of nature’s fall wardrobe by using all the colours of the autumn palette. Whether you're spreading gourds and pumpkins around your kitchen, bathroom, or porch or styling your sofa with soft, warm blankets, you'll find that it's the small touches that go a long way when decorating your home for the autumn season.

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1  A Charming fall entryway
To bring charm to your entryway, add golden, red, and orange maple leaves to a plain wheat wreath for your front door, and plant red and orange mums in outdoor planters. Berry wreath, $65 US, twoinspiredyou on etsy.com. fall-tips-wood2.jpg
2 Warm colours & wooden accents
When purchasing furnishings for your living room, look for furniture that is neutral and warm in colour and fabric. Gold, brown and mocha couches work well for all seasons, especially fall. To create a warm, cosy feel, decorate with a few wooden furniture accents that complement the couch such as a coffee and end table. Only use three or four pieces in your living area to avoid clutter. Angled wood stool, $329 US, Room and Board. fall-tips-access3.jpg
3  Fall decor accessories from nature
Use strategic fall accessories to bring elegance to each room. Place autumn berry vines in the window sills and autumn coloured throw pillows and blankets on the couch.  Colourful candles, simple pictures, and wooden pumpkins give your living space a charming feel. Ceramic vases, $9-$29 US, West Elm. fall-tips-pumpkins.jpg
4 Fall tabletop   
Using placemats, table runners and tablecloths in rich shades of the fall palette provides an instant glow to your table, and is an inexpensive way to decorate your dining room. Create a centrepiece out of small pumpkins, gourds, maple leaves, dried flowers, berries and seed pods. Hang berry rings on kitchen cabinets, place a basket of apples on a countertop, and embellish empty spaces with berry vines and candy corn dishes. Pumpkin salt & pepper shakers, $12 US, inthepinkboutique.com

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5 Autumn light   
Don’t forget candles! Carve out the centre of fruits and vegetables such as apples and pumpkins to create votive holders, and use larger pumpkins for pillar candle holders. Swap out your summer pillar and taper candles with fall colored pillars and tapers. Even when not lit, candles bring warmth and beauty in their season’s colours. Echo amber candles, $6-$13 US, Crate & Barrel.

Andrea Evans is an interior designer and owner of In the Pink Boutique.

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