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How to Get Your Home Ready For Fall

As the thermometer starts dipping towards cooler temperatures, you may want to get your home ready for the upcoming season. In order to turn your nest into a warm and inviting home this fall, you may just need to add a few pieces here and there. Doing so will get your home in sync with this year’s fall hues.

A Grand Entrance

Add a touch of fall to your home’s front entrance. Say goodbye to summer ferns and flowers; make the switch over to mums, gourds, and pumpkins. Try to coordinate your front door with a colorful wreath and mat to welcome guests.

Weatherproof Your Family’s Entry

Add places to hang backpacks, jackets, and even umbrellas. Fall brings cooler weather and homework for most. Get your family’s main entrance ready to catch everyday outerwear. If you have an entrance chest, put it to good use and designate a drawer for items like gloves, hats, and scarves. Your weekday morning will go much smoother when you know where everything is.

Prep Your Mantel

Change out a few pieces on your mantel. Incorporate candles, deer antlers, and add a few new favorite pics with autumn hues. If your fireplace isn’t working, stagger candles in varying heights. It will help to keep your fireplace as a main focal point

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Toss in a Few Pillows

You’ll find that it’s easy to toss in a splash of fall color with some fun throw pillows. It’s the perfect way to give a neutral room a great look for the season. While you should look for colors that bring out natural hues, also focus on fabric types. In cooler seasons, it’s best to go with fabrics like velvet, chenille, corduroy, or faux fur.

Take Cover

While it may not be cold enough for an extra blanket just yet, it will be soon. Find a good spot to place coordinating fall throw blankets. For a touch of whimsy, roll them up and put them in a basket or a side chair. This way, you’re prepared for those cooler weekends. Also, add an additional blanket to your bedding ensemble. Not only will you find it useful on cooler nights, but it will give your bedroom more of an overall warmer feel for the season.

Dress Up the Dining Room

Add a few pieces of copper to the china cabinet or buffet. Bring in a fall-colored or wooden serving tray filled with pinecones and candles for display. Add a seasonal runner and coordinate centerpieces. Use fall flowers and colors to help bring in seasonal charm. Depending on your dining room chairs, you may want to add warmer slipcovers too.

Remember, you don’t have to add large amounts of color. Keep it simple with just a few hues here and there. Layer on a few looks in rooms where you and your family will spend the most time. Your little touches are sure to make great fall memories.

If you enjoyed this blog you may want to read our blog about, “Preparing Your West Coast Home for Winter Weather.”

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