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Transitioning from sunbathing and evenings by the pool to raincoats and cardigans isn’t easy. But let’s face it – summer is practically behind us, and we need to soak that information in.
It’s not only your wardrobe that requires an update. Light colors, fresh scents, and breezy linens in the house will only remind you of the warm and beautiful summer days. There’s no need to feel nostalgic, though, and there are some amazing things to look forward to about the fall.
Here are some ways to make this transition simple and natural.
Include Rich Hues
Warm tones, jewel hues, and rich colors will make the interior warmer as the weather outside becomes colder. These hues will be the ideal replacement for the lightweight summer beachy tones. They will shake your place up and make it more lively and appealing. The rich hues can be used as accent colors, while the basic palette can be neutral (e.g., beige, gray, brown).
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In contrast to the breezy summer fabrics, fall demands heavier textures. This can be accomplished by replacing lightweight materials with heavy, textured fabrics such as cashmere, velvet, wool, plaid, and faux fur.
So, start by updating your throw pillows and blankets with these warm fabrics. Casually cover the sofa with a throw blanket or pile up a couple of them in a basket near the couch. Also, you can place two or three area rugs on top of one another for an even cozier feeling.
Update Your Bed
Fall means less sunlight, and this causes many people to be more drowsy than usual. That’s why you need to do everything to improve the length and the quality of your sleep.
Every decent bedroom upgrade starts with the mattress. If yours is more than six years old, it’s best to search for a new mattress online and make sure you have all the information about the material, support, and dimensions. Also, you can get new bedding made of quality materials such as Egyptian cotton, Pima cotton, and Tencel.
Boost the Lighting
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Even if you have large windows that allow a lot of natural light inside, the days are about to get darker with the arrival of the fall. To prevent this from busting your mood and bothering you too much, you’ll want to update the lighting. You don’t need to change your old fixtures, but you can include new layers of lighting.
Do this by adding table lamps, floor lamps, and task lights. For a more romantic and warmer feel – arrange candles in the living room, bedroom, and bathroom. The candles can serve another purpose, too – if you choose scented ones, you can evoke the romantic feel of the fall. Just go for scents such as cinnamon, lavender, apple, cedar, oak, plum, and the like.
Bring the Outside in
Unlike the summer, it’s not very likely that you will be able to spend a lot of time outside during the fall. Exposure to nature is crucial to our wellbeing, and while you will not be able to fully compensate for that inside your home, at least you can minimize the damage by incorporating natural elements into the interiors.
If you have wooden floors, you can leave them bare with just some area rugs to create zones. Try to show off as much wood, stone, and brick as possible. Also, you can display potted plants all around the house.
Add Some Special Touches
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Updating the accessories is the simplest way to spruce up your home for the fall without going over your budget. Allow yourself to be inspired by the beautiful colors and fruits of the fall for this.
For example, you can use pumpkins and golden-brown branches to decorate the dining room table and the coffee table in the living room. You can also create an accent wall by using photographs or paintings of fall scenery. Oranges and yellows are fantastic choices for accent pieces such as pillows, but you can also go with some autumn-inspired patterns, such as forest animals and leaves.
These interventions should make the transition from hot summer vibes to the rainy fall atmosphere more natural. But they’re not here just for that. More importantly, they will make your home warmer and more pleasant to be in – for you, your family, and any guests you might entertain on cozy fall evenings.
Article submitted by Hannah Thomas