When kids get ready to go back to school and it’s time to put up the bathing suits and beach towels, summer is on its way out. If you’re like me, you’re ready for a touch of fall, but not quite ready for pumpkins. I shared some of my fall decorating finds and suggestions from last year, and here are more of my favorite ideas on easy ways to transition your décor from summer to fall.
Combine Different Textures
Texture adds depth to any display, and it continues to be everywhere this fall—from rattan pendant lights and loopy, cozy pillows to fringed throw rugs. These pieces bring warmth to your indoor spaces, and are the perfect invitation to curl up and enjoy a good book or a cup of tea.
Use Saturated Colors
As much as I love a bright white room, rich colors such as deep greens and inky blues add character and depth to spaces. The best part is high contrast is in high style at the moment—so you can have your cake and eat it too. Try white walls with richly saturated accents.
This kitchen from deVol (UK) pulls in so many of these ideas (rattan pendants, saturated color and a warm wood mix).
Bring Nature to the Table
A beautiful fall table can set the tone for your gatherings with family and friends. Choose a simple linen tablecloth, layer with your favorite foliage, and finish with natural elements such as warm wood or marble. Think charcuterie board and wood bowls filled with late summer’s ripest fruits and veggies.
Last year, I hosted a brunch for friends and did a lavish table setup to celebrate fall. This year, I went for something simple and smaller. On my table, I layered cream quilted placemats with white dinnerware, and added gold and cream fringed towels. Gold says autumn to me, and the fringe adds visual interest and texture. I then finished the look with a clay pitcher filled with eucalyptus, small white roses, and a hint of purple.
Decorating for fall doesn’t have to be spendy—it can be as simple as hand soap, a new fall candle, or updated hand towels to create a cozy atmosphere as we transition from summer to fall. Let your imagination and creativity guide you in welcoming the change of the seasons into your home.
About Jen Lutz
Proud spokesperson for Tree Classics since 2016, Jen is a happily married wife and a mother to 4 adorable kids. She has a passion for helping families create spaces that encourage meaningful conversations and relationships. Visit Jennifer Lutz at Home to know more about Jen and her adventures in holiday decorating.