Cold weather arrives and we tend to spend more time indoors. Creating fall decor in our homes can be a challenge. Check out some tips I use to decorate the house and make it more comfortable.
As we change the way we dress, decorating in the fall can also require changes. The temperature and light of the days influence our mood and our home decor should reflect all of that. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a decorator and live in Porto (sometimes it’s quite cool) that I like these small changes, but I feel I need this comfort.
One of the things I like to do when I start to change some decoration is to change the wreath at the entrance. I love to use wreaths at the Door, not just at Christmas. So I replace the one with more spring colors with an option with dried leaves and warmer, earthy tones. The fact that we mark this change right at the entrance makes you start to expect a warmer home decor.
I also try to make the entrance hall follow the same logic as the door. The connected spaces make the whole decoration more harmonious. So I tend to use common elements from the crown molding and in the console arrangements. Dried leaves and earthy tones were the ones chosen for this fall decoration. It doesn’t have to be too complicated. I buy the branches and place them in the vases myself.
Another element that can’t be missed are candles. I love using candles all year round, that’s for sure. I don’t finish an interior design project without putting flowers or plants and candles. In autumn I feel they are even more needed in decoration, so I use and abuse candles and t-lights. Because lighting is fundamental in decoration and these options make the environment very special, lanterns are also a good option. (Want to know a secret? I’m going to have a wonderful candle collection that will look beautiful not only in fall decor, but also at Christmas and in the warmer seasons. I can’t wait to show you).
Sometimes I also change a few things in the decoration of the coffee table. A new arrangement, more candles. I don’t really like super themed decorations, but this year I thought the mini pumpkins I put on the console were cute, so I ended up buying them and loved the effect.
The fabrics also make a huge difference. Cushions in velvet, wool, chenille or, a big trend, bouclé are very nice textures for this time of year. Dry, earthy tones are my favorites for this time of year. I love this velvet in a shade between a light rust and a dark gold placed in one of the last interior design projects I finished here in Porto. Combined with the embroidered fabric that the client loved so much it was wonderful. I think it is the representation of this era in a fabric. On Instagram I have already posted more details of this project.
But the options don’t stop there, after the fabric combinations I made, I can’t decide which one I like best to make new pillows. They are all beautiful and will add a lot of sparkle to any space, I shared in this post other fabric combinations that I think you will like. These fabrics and wallpapers follow some of the trends I shared with you in my post from my visit to Intergift 2021 in Madrid like the use of textures and natural elements and ethnic patterns. Do you want to help me? Which ones are your favorites?
I hope you enjoyed this post about fall decorating and can be inspired to use some ideas and liven up your home. On Instagram this week we celebrated the new season and I shared a reels, if you click on the link you will see the changes I made in my home.
BE HAPPY, BE PERFECT!