Fall is almost here, which means it’s time to put away the beach toys and break out everything cozy. Along with school being back in swing, autumn brings cooler weather, the start of holiday get-togethers and plenty of opportunities to entertain at home. Is your home ready?
If you could use some inspiration to transition your living spaces from summer to fall, the design team at Ashley HomeStore is here to make the process simpler than ever. Check out these six tips to ensure you and your family have your best autumn yet!
Less is More
It can be tempting to go overboard with pumpkins, plaid and other fall-inspired home decor, but remember that less is always more. Rather than covering everything in orange and overwhelming your home with autumn accessories, it’s better to choose a few pieces that can make a big impact. With a few beautiful accent pillows on your living room sofa, an eye-catching centerpiece on your dining room table or an in-season floral wreath for your front door, your home is sure to feel warm and inviting without being cluttered or closed in. Bottom line? Have fun decorating, but don’t overdo it.
Update Backyard Furniture
With the heat and humidity of summer coming to an end, fall is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends. What better way to do just that than investing in backyard furniture that is as comfortable as it is attractive? Your backyard doesn’t have to be enormous to create a cozy spot to visit with your loved ones. Whether you have a sprawling outdoor space or a quaint patio area, we have a variety of stylish outdoor seating arrangements to meet your unique needs. For instance, an outdoor sectional and coffee table set may be ideal for a sprawling porch, while a three-piece bistro table set would be more appropriate for a home with limited space. No matter the size of your backyard, investing in comfortable outdoor furniture is essential to getting the most out of your home all year long.
Focus on the Kitchen and Dining Room
There’s a reason the kitchen is also known as the “heart of the home.” It’s usually the room where everyone gathers to cook, eat and hang out. With this in mind, be sure to give your kitchen and dining room a fresh take on fall this year with thoughtful details that will make these spaces as welcoming as possible. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
- Bring in area rugs that look as good as they feel.
- Use decorative hand towels, cloth napkins and a table runner that reflect the season. (Think: burlap, plaid and warm colors.)
- Decorate with natural or faux elements, including pumpkins, pine cones, sticks and stones, for a rustic yet homey vibe.
- Incorporate understated furnishings, such as farmhouse wooden chairs, that can easily be dressed up with accessories, including seasonal throw pillows.
Revamp your Bedding and Mattress
Your bedroom may be the last place you think to update for fall, but it shouldn’t be. To make sure your bedroom is ready for autumn, choose bedding that is both stylish and pleasant. There’s nothing better than getting a great night’s sleep, after all. Along with your standard sheets and comforter, adding a duvet, throw blanket and extra pillows is a wonderful way to help you look forward to crawling in your bed every night. While you’re at it, you can’t forget your mattress! If you don’t remember the last time you purchased a new mattress, it may be time for an upgrade. This goes for your guest room mattress as well. Be sure to choose one that is big enough for your sleeping needs that will fit comfortably in the space you have. If you have the opportunity to lie on the mattress before buying, go for it! If not, read plenty of online reviews, ask your salesperson lots of questions and choose one with a solid return policy. Your sleep is worth the effort.
Fall is a time of comfort and nostalgia. Incorporating gorgeous furniture and accessories is a great foundation to make long-lasting memories in your home, but a few special details can help elevate your living spaces from ordinary to unforgettable. Check out these tips to enhance the ambiance of any space in your home this autumn.
- Add scented candles with your favorite fall smells, such as pumpkin spice or warm vanilla.
- Hang string lights around your patio or yard for a dreamy feel.
- Place throw blankets and pillows in places you might not normally have them, such as at the dining room table or on your outdoor sofa.
Swap out Fabrics Throughout the House
Sure, breezy linens and light cottons are perfect for the sticky days of summer. However, when the air starts to get nippy, heavier fabrics will certainly be appreciated in your living spaces. Now is the time to swap out your summer fabrics for ones more fitting for autumn. Look for pillows, sheets, blankets and furnishings that are made from thicker, warmer materials, including wool, flannel, velvet and leather. Likewise, incorporating fabrics with fall-inspired colors and patterns is a simple way to get everyone in the autumn mindset. These include oranges, browns, dark greens, deep purples and golds.
Embrace Fall Home Decor with Ashley HomeStore
Achieving a warm and cozy vibe for your home this fall is easier than you think. With Ashley HomeStore’s large selection of beautiful furniture, home decor and accessories, we have everything you need to transition your entire home from summer to fall in style, including quality outdoor furniture sets, fall fabrics, kitchen accessories and more. For more inspiration on decorating any space in your home, visit us online or stop by our convenient showroom location in Tucson. Our trusted design team can’t wait to help you bring your autumn-inspired home decor dreams to life!
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