How to Transition a Bedroom to Fall

The change of seasons is a good reason to refresh your home décor, and fall is the perfect time to update your bedroom with warmth and coziness in mind. From your window coverings to your bedding, quick changes will get you ready for the cooler weather. Here’s how to transition a bedroom to fall.

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Swap Out Bedding

Speaking of bedding, change your sheets to warmer choices, such as microfiber or flannel. Add a blanket or quilt to your bed, and consider a throw blanket that will a sense of luxury and can be pulled up when needed. You might also choose richer colors.

Add Drapes

Summer is time to let in the sun and let your space shine. When fall comes around, you might need a little more warmth, especially if your windows are a little drafty. Add drapes or curtains over your shades or blinds. You can choose a color that complements your bedding or adds a new texture to the room.

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Layer Lighting

The days are shorter in fall and winter, so make sure you have layers of lighting in your room. Use a lamp on your nightstand. Update overhead lighting with a chandelier or statement fixture. And consider using candles in your space. Be sure to extinguish them before you go to bed or choose the realistic battery operated models available today.

Use Fall Scents

One of the best parts of the fall season is the variety of scents associated with it. If you use candles in your space, consider scented options, such as cinnamon or pumpkin spice. You can also add scent with a diffuser or large bowl of potpourri.

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Bring in a Rug

Warm up things underfoot by using a rug. Your feet will appreciate the warm landing in the morning, and a rug visually warms a room, as well. Choose a thick pile, such as shag, which will have the added benefit of providing insulation.

How to Transition Your Home into Fall

The air is getting crisp at night, and the cider mills are fragrant with spice and doughnuts. While the calendar says summer, the weather feels more like fall, and that means it’s time to generate warmth inside your home. One of the best ways to transition your home to fall is by adding layers to each room in your home. Here are some tips for feathering your nest:

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Kitchen and Dining Room

Add warmth to your table by using placemats and table runners. Use centerpieces in the deep colors of nature, by bringing in flowers and leaves from your back yard. Add accents to the room, such as baskets, pottery and bowls of fruit. Dress up your table with a new statement chandelier, such as this Candle Chandelier. Give the area a more intimate and cozy feel by hanging lighting lower; a good rule of thumb is that the bottom of the fixture should hang 30” to 36” from the tabletop.

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Wood furniture visually warms up a room with the energy of its grain. If you’re in the market for a new kitchen set or dining room suit, consider cherry, pine or oak. Our Brownstone Dining Collection would be the perfect setting for Thanksgiving Dinner. The bench is inviting and the wood tone feels welcoming.

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Living Room and Family Room

Add throw pillows covered in textured fabrics such as tweed or faux fur to sofas and chairs to transition your home to fall. Drape blankets and throws over chair backs or on sofa arms. Functional, they make the room appear visually warmer, as well. Layer the room with plush rugs underfoot, choosing rich colors to both ground and insulate. Our Carter Shag Rug is a great choice.

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When adding new furnishings, choose those covered in soft fabrics. Warm and welcoming in trendy neutrals, our Sidney Road Truffle Collection is a great choice for fall entertaining. Or choose leather, which adds visual warmth to a room and variety to the texture mix. Wooden coffee and end tables also add warmth. Layer them with lamps, pottery accents and trays to hold candles or mugs.

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Bedroom

Dress your room for the season by adding drapes over existing shades or blinds. Cover the floor or carpet with an area rug to provide a warm entrance into your day. And always add a blanket to the bed; consider faux fur that will add visual and physical warmth, taking the chill out of the air.

Throw a tablecloth on the nightstand and use a dimmer on bedside lamps to create an intimate and cozy setting. Add more texture to the room with an upholstered headboard, such as the Emma Upholstered Headboard. Choose a plush fabric like velvet, microsuede or leather, coordinated with throw pillows.

The goal when you transition your home to fall is to create a warm and inviting atmosphere … for guests, but especially for you and your family.

How to Transition Your Patio to Fall

Fall weather is unpredictable, with the occasional warm afternoon followed by a chilly night’s air. While it can feel like the days of relaxing in the back yard are numbered, there is still plenty of time to enjoy your patio or deck if you transition it to fall. Here are five ways to create the ideal fall patio.

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Add Some Heat

The quickest way to take the chill out of the air is to build a fire, and fire pits offer the perfect solution. Choose one that allows you to burn wood, or check out easy-to-use gas fire pits that light with the push of a button. Fire pits can be freestanding or as the centerpiece of an outdoor table. Either will create a cozy atmosphere and the perfect spot to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate – or a hot toddy.

 

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Warm Up Your Colors

Bright colors like yellow and marine blue are perfect for creating a summery scene, but you can instantly update your fall patio by swapping out cushions or umbrellas. Choose deeper, richer tones such as orange, red, dark green and brown. The shades will complement the changing colors of the foliage in your yard.

 

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Add Lights

Shorter days mean longer nights, but you can easily add hours to your outdoor space by incorporating lights. From tabletop lanterns to twinkling strings of mini-lights, you’ll create a magical fall patio when you light up the area. Also consider highlighting walkways and stairs with spot and floodlights to create a safe path to nighttime entertaining.

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Use An Outdoor Rug

Warm up your feet by covering cold patio and deck surfaces with an outdoor rug. Made to withstand the elements, outdoor rugs add texture to a space. They also offer a great opportunity to add color or pattern. And cleaning is a breeze – just hose them off!

 

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Change to Fall Decor

Finally, let your décor set the mood by adding fall flowers and accents. Fill pots with planted mums. Add blankets, ottomans and throw pillows to seating arrangements to warm up your guests when the temperature starts to dip. A warm and cozy atmosphere will help you enjoy your fall patio as long as possible.