September 4th, 2013 09:14 EST
Fabulous Fall Fashions for Your Home
The days are getting shorter and the cool crisp morning air hints at the coming of fall. Shiny red apples replace watermelons in the same way that autumn replaces summer.
Colors of gold, yellow, burnt orange, sage, and red take the place of the summer`s breezy blue-and-lime hue colors as the scent of baking bread, not barbeque, fills the air.
Seasonal changes provide a perfect opportunity for decorative changes around your home. As a rule of thumb when planning your decorative theme use the use what you have theory. This can be accomplished by first searching through your cupboards and drawers to find those forgotten items that can be used to transform your home into a fabulous fall theme.
Next, you will want to gather together some glass pitchers or vases, which can be used to hold a variety of wildflowers combined with dried decorative grasses. Then use colorful throws and pillows to toss on your couch. Then take the time to find some fabrics keeping in tune with the fall color scheme.
The changing of artwork around your home by replacing prints to oils and summer or spring scenes to autumnal ones can achieve another visually appealing decorative technique. You can also frame old photos of family and friends skating, sledding, or skiing. Devote a wall to these seasonal moments using flea-market frames in different shapes and sizes.
Afterwards, schedule yourself some time to take a nature walk. While out, begin gathering some organic elements that can be used to enhance your fall decor. Acorns, pinecones, seedpods, bark, even stones can be used as display in bowls placed in various locations throughout your home. You can also take advantage of mother natures craft store by pressing pretty fall leaves and sprinkle them on tables and around centerpieces.
Another great way to cost effectively make the transition from summer to fall is by bringing out your candles. If you put away your candles for winter, fall is the time to bring them to center stage. Gather groups of inexpensive votives and tie together with scraps of raffia.
Now that you have your fall look, it is time to bring out the scents of the season. You can do this by simmering apple peels and cinnamon sticks on the stove, or invest in a couple of vials of potpourri oil. They are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased for just a couple dollars of dollars in most stores and they last forever, as you only need a few drops to bring out the aromas of fall anytime you choose.
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