With the shift to working from home, little touches around the house take on a greater significance. While most of us did not enjoy the commute to work, it was a chance to see the change of seasons, experience some new colors and get out of the house a little each day.
The change of seasons is a great excuse to update your home decor. Simple and easy decorating ideas can break up the monotony and reduce the feeling that every day is the same.
Even if you live in an area without dramatic seasonal foliage changes, you can still bring some of the fall season inside your home. Whether your fall decor or holiday decor budget is large or small, going big with natural decor can create an impact when your interior design style is modern, traditional or rustic.
Fall decor is driven by a color palette of tans, browns, warm to cool earth tones that also lead into golds and reds. Choosing design elements that are not “Thanksgiving” specific, but that are in an earth tone palette, is an ideal transition to winter decor.
Here are some of our favorite decorating elements for the fall season.
Magnolia flowers are a great accent for fall and have become a “hot” item because they transition so well into the holiday season. People invest in these types of flowers for fall decor due to their perfection.
Magnolia brings a beautiful look and scale to any room in the home, and even outdoors. It’s an investment that can be used, re-used and reinvented for fall and winter.
SIMPLE OAK BRANCHES
Oak branches add a touch of earthy bling to home decor. They mix well and cross over into holiday decor, offering a sense of the outdoor to interior living spaces.
ELECTRIC OR ILLUMINATING CANDLES
Electric and/or illumination candles are a great fall and holiday decor item that complement seasonal decor. These candles are a great investment as they have a “home” all year round. Electric or illuminating candles especially complement Asian or Moroccan inspired design. This type of lighting in the wine country can give a sense of fall and winter, both inside and outside your home year round.
Want to learn more about interior design? We invite you to explore the following resources, or visit our interior design and furniture store in Santa Rosa.
- Our thoughts on interior design, space planning and architectural design and detailing.
- Our portfolio of interior and exterior design projects in California.
- Our interior design blog, which chronicles several interior and exterior design projects as well as offering inspiration on a variety of furniture, home decor and design topics.
Originally published September 2017