Hoodies, bonfires, and pumpkin spice everything - Happy Autumn! A new season is the perfect opportunity to try something fresh, bold and beautiful. As the leafy time of year begins to take form, here’s your chance to give your home an updated look. Gone are the bright colors afforded by spring and summer, and in are a gamut of soft reds, oranges and yellows. Get ready to say goodbye to the clean lines and modernized appearances by welcoming a homey, fall feel. To prepare for the changes in seasonal home décor, indulge in some of top tips for staying trendy and in the know.Hoodies, bonfires, and pumpkin spice everything - Happy Autumn! A new season is the perfect opportunity to try something fresh, bold and beautiful. As the leafy time of year begins to take form, here’s your chance to give your home an updated look. Gone are the bright colors afforded by spring and summer, and in are a gamut of soft reds, oranges and yellows. Get ready to say goodbye to the clean lines and modernized appearances by welcoming a homey, fall feel. To prepare for the changes in seasonal home décor, indulge in some of top tips for staying trendy and in the know.
Stars can’t shine without a little darkness, and neither should your home! With each changing season, an alternative color scheme takes command. Winter spurs darker shades that seek to blend with dreary skies, while also contrasting the white snow. During the springtime, pastel shades and bright pops of color work to mirror budding flower beds. Similarly, fall leads to transformations inside the home that are reflective of those in nature. The beautifully deep undertones accompanying this fall season can be tied into hanging adornments, classic accent pieces and even the color of your walls! While the leaves add warmth to their surroundings, it’s your job to ensure your home does the same.
It’s about time to rid your rooms of overtly sterile light fixtures and contemporary wall art. Instead, try focusing on decorations that are crafted using environmental elements. Wood coffee tables can replace more expensive and fragile glass, while rustic mantels serve as an eye popping focal point – not to mention one of the most popular trends of the season. Updating a home to coincide with autumn doesn’t have to mean costly expenditures. On the contrary, simply switch out just one or two noteworthy home features to completely transform a room.
During the warmer months, we understandably spend a good deal of time soaking up the sun. Once that time comes to an end, it’s best to begin looking for a new place to enjoy a little R&R. For some, it may be a sun room that blocks out the cold, but still allows natural light to brighten it up. For others, it’s a little nook just off the kitchen or the living room, where all you do is curl up with a good book and cup of hot tea. Sometimes it’s best to be alone and enjoy your own company.
Now let’s take a step back in time to give your house a funky, retro look. While new stuff can be fun, it doesn’t quite encompass the same character and history as older pieces. Remember when table center pieces were a staple and wood paneling didn’t mean you were visiting your grandparents house? Pre-2000s home décor was often kept modest, yet somehow more eccentric and interesting than ever. To capture the same impression left by older interior design trends, try adding classic features such as wicker baskets as a center piece, or dark stained shiplap paneling. Lastly, give the home a unique feel with some vintage accessories! Antique books, lamps and kitchen décor are practical decorations that meld nicely with fall feelings. These accent pieces blend in with the warm undertones you strive for with your new seasonal attitude.
Although we have some specific recommendations for blending old-fashioned styles, such as quaint baskets and wooden coffee tables, be sure to mix and match these features to ensure your house does not look like something straight out of the 1940s. Patterns are almost always welcome, especially when used to complement solid color pieces. The perfect example being patterned pillows to contrast the solid white or black couch in the family room. Simple tweaks around the house can make it more festive and perfect for the upcoming season.
Enjoy what’s left of the summer; fall will be here before you know it. Don’t neglect the seasonal changes just because you aren’t ready for the summer to end. We hope these tips help with the transition into autumn and make sure to stop by the shop to check out our new line of fall home décor! As always, Willow Tree Shop is rooted in your home comfort.
Willow Tree Shop • Clarks Summit
725 S. State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
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