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Decorating Ideas for Fall 2021

September 30, 2021
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If summer is starting to wear out its welcome and you’re ready for some fall coziness, here are some tips to start adding a touch of autumn to your new homes in Portland OR. Best of all, you don’t have to do everything at once. Just as leaves go through stages of changes, your home can gradually become more fall-themed, letting you gauge just how much you want to add to your new home’s decor.

One simple step to get you started is to change out some of your floral arrangements for fall foliage arrangements. Craft stores have some pretty foliage that can be artfully arranged in a flower vase for a subtle nod to the upcoming season. Plus, the faux leaves last longer and can always be incorporated into a different design later in the season or next year.

Another way to ease into the season is to add just one fall-themed item to each room. A simple addition or change can then be built upon when autumn has truly arrived.

For example, in the kitchen and dining areas, change out your kitchen towels to autumnal-themes or colors, depending on your kitchen’s style. In the dining room, use tablecloths or mats and fabric napkins in autumn colors. As the season progresses, add some fall-inspired napkin rings. If you don’t normally use fabric napkins daily, you should consider it for the environmental benefits, as well as the style benefits. Inexpensive fabric napkins can be washed easily, and really add to the look of your dining table.

Another simple change is to add a fall-scented candle to the bathrooms. You could also put a mix of fall-colored candles in varying sizes on the fireplace mantel. Alternatively, consider placing a ceramic pumpkin on the coffee table. Look for one that can be used to store items and put some Halloween candy in there for a quick snack while watching tv.

Don’t forget the entrance of your home. A simple fall wreath is always an elegant touch, but you could also choose a welcome mat for the front door that fits the season. As the season progresses, start adding pumpkins to your front steps or by your front door, along with some colorful chrysanthemums.

Inside your home, as Halloween gets closer and the days get shorter, add in some strings of warm lights for a cozy ambience in a bedroom or living room. They can be hung up neatly around a window or draped across a fireplace mantel or even along entertainment centers or bookcases. You can let them be visible or push them to the back simply for a warm glow.

As temperatures drop, be sure to add some stylish throws that are soft and suitable for the season. Also consider changing out some throw pillows with those that reference the season or are made in fall colors that still complement your decor.

As you get used to your new home in Portland OR, you’ll find new ways to decorate. It’s up to you how much you want to add. You can go all out or stick with a few simple additions. A few decorative gourds and candle groupings never go wrong, whether on an entry table, a side table in the living room, or in a basket in the kitchen. As you decorate, you’ll get a feel for what looks best in your new home. If you want a new home of your own in Portland or other parts of the PNW, feel free to contact us today to find out about our homes and communities and how you can put your own touch on our home designs with plenty of great design options.

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