Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Interiorista: Falltastic

Today is the first day of fall, and even though the temperatures are starting to drop, the leaves are still holding on strongly to their branches. However, I'm sure it won't be long until I find myself outside with my kids and my rake, making piles of leaves to jump on and clean up!

I like the beauty of fall. I love its subdued colors, the smell of pie and the cooler weather that entice me to curl up with a blanket and a hot drink. There is something so soothing about autumn for me...
During the last 8 years, I've lived mostly in places where there wasn't much change of seasons, so now I really appreciate them!

You can enjoy seasons in your decor. You can bring the outdoors in through fall accessories creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. You can involve your kids in the process promoting creative projects that not only will personalized your home but also make for great memories.

Ready to try some seasonal decor this year? Here are some key places where I think your fall decorations will make a stunning statement:

1. Main entrance/porch. Your entrance is the first impression to your home! Make sure it looks clean, weed free, and of course...cute!

What do you think of these?

Take a trip to your local farm and load on mums and other fall plants, pumpkins of different colors, hay, etc. Be creative! Use different containers to display your fall goodies to give your design different heights and textures to make it more visually interesting.

A wreath or a basket with dry flowers is always a nice touch on your main door. Check out these tutorials to help you create the perfect wreath for your home:

Also, pretty window boxes are charming places to showcase natural fall decor. Take a look at this video to help you decorate them!

Had so much fun working on my window boxes this fall!

2. Fireplace mantel. Your fireplace is such a given focal point that you should always give it a makeover for the different seasons. What do you think of these options?

Use banners, symmetry, different containers, dry flowers, pictures, mirrors, etc. to make your mantel say autumn.

3. Center pieces. Your dining table will look beautiful with a fall coordinated table settings.

You can use flowers, vegetables, fruit, greenery, pinecones, candles, etc. among other things to create a breathtaking center piece.  Check the post: go green to get some tips about how to make simple bouquets. You can totally do it!

3. Throughout the house in strategic places. Repeat your autumn theme around your home for a cohesive look. How about adding a bit of fall magic to some places like console tables, shelves and coffee tables?

I hope you were inspired! Fall decor is so much fun! If you don't want to spend a lot of money, invest on artificial decorations that you can use every year. Dare to do DIY projects to lowers your cost and make your home more personal.

If you decide to use natural elements like plants, greenery and pumpkins, make sure to buy plants that will resist the fall weather and spray your pumpkins with DW-40 for a lasting appearance! Let me know how your projects turned out! I'd love to see them!

        Happy fall y'all!


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