It’s not too early to deck the halls! And the walls…
Create a wall grouping by framing fall leaves, autumn-colored paper and sentiments that celebrate the season. You can also add touch of fall to any frame by gluing on acorn tops.
Add instant appeal to a wall of any size by spray-painting wood mirror frames with a gold metallic spray paint. Hang in a grid or diamond pattern on an entry wall or long living room wall.
Distressed shutters and shelves make great backdrops and ledges for leaves and other “draped” décor.
Fill separate frames with letters that spell out autumn-themed words, like "fall," "gather" or "give thanks."
Attach a wooden box to the long side of an old window and fill with pumpkins, moss, fall flowers and berries from the craft store. This is a project that can be reinvented to fit each season.
Embellish a row of mirrors with grapevine wreaths hung from autumn-colored ribbon.
As the temperatures drop outside, create a warm and inviting atmosphere inside.
Create a “snug at home” feel by replacing bright and lightweight (like cotton and linen) summer pillows with faux suede or velvet ones in deep, rich, fall shades.
The end of summer does not mean the end of flowers. Sunflowers and alstromeria are great choices. Keep blooms fresh for over a weep by removing all leaves below the water line and change out the water every few days.
Layer up – and not just your wardrobe. Toss a throw blanket in cotton, chenille, or cashmere over furniture and add in a pillow to match.
Keep your carpets clean by offering a separate place in your entry for guests’ (and your) shoes. A coordinating main entry rug and side entry rug will get you ready for the wet, muddy weather fall can bring.
Add more to your entry table than an accent vase. Pictured here are pears piled in a rustic stoneware bowl, a ready bottle of wine and low dish of nuts are all reminders of the harvest.
Give a plain lampshade autumnal appeal by stenciling it with fall leaves.
Skip the hum-drum table centerpiece and instead opt for a vision of falling leaves. This saves table space come meal time, and there is nothing at eye level to block your view of the other guests.
‘Tis the season of wreaths…and mums.
Wreaths belong on more than doors. Hang them on the wall, over a mirror, from kitchen cabinet knobs, from hooks on a wall shelf, around books on a bookshelf, or on knobs at your entertainment unit.
Create a wreath that will have your neighbors talking. This square wreath features colorful ears of Indian corn.
Add a twist to your DIY wreath. Dried mushrooms, moss, seed pods and grasses form the base while russet fresh or faux pears add a pop of fall color.
In addition to potted mums at your front door, add them all around your home in hanging baskets to really create color.
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