Cooler nights and shorter amounts of daylight means that fall is coming. What thoughts come to mind when you think of fall? Sweaters, warm tea, natural colors? The first word I think of is “cozy” because we are more apt to be spending time indoors and what’s the best way to achieve this comfort level in our home? By adding colors and accessories of the season to warm up and create a cozy environment.
Here are five quick home decorating tips to help you create a warm and cozy feel:
- Consider the items you already own and decide what you want to keep and what you want to replace.
- Pick a “pop” color or a complementary color and decide that color will be the focus color in the room. For some fall inspiration on color combinations, click here for examples from HGTV.
- You can mix textures and fabric types and maintain the unifying color. For example, you may choose a lovely fall orange as your cozy pop of color this autumn. You could use an orange pillow of satin and a plush throw, or a thick orange knit pillow and a chenille orange throw.
- Once you have chosen the color combination, you’re ready to go shopping.
- Pick out pillows, a throw, and candles or accessories in that color to bring together three items to create a balance in your room. The accessory could be a glass vase, a coffee table tray, or a collectible.
Fun Tip: What’s In Style Now
I recently was hitting a couple of my standard go-to shopping spots for accessories and after visiting both Pier 1 and Home Goods saw many beautiful faux fur throws and pillows that would be stunning in any style. And what says cozy better than faux fur! This fall there is a lovely mix of textures combining different fabrics such as velvet or a woven knit. I’ve also seen many throw-back looks from the 70s that include fringing of all kinds and in beautiful fall shades of red and orange. They are also mixing metallics with the pillows as embellishments or beading. You will see items incorporating brushed brass or dark gray-silver.
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and Google+.