Fall Decorating Ideas: Simple Ways to Cozy Up

cozy fall decorating ideas Fall Decorating Ideas: Simple Ways to Cozy Up
  • Fall Makeover: Double-Sided Fireplace

  • Design your own furniture-style entertainment center; build it into the wall nearest the fireplace.

  • To enhance the architectural details of a fireplace, faux finish the surround in shades of burnt red and orange.

  • Display a framed oil painting or flat-screen TV above the mantel.

  • Place stairstep shelves on the mantel and use as displays for decorative ceramic jars and bottles.

  • Place large kilim-covered down pillows on the hearth.

  • Fall Makeover: Front Door

  • Stain the front porch or, if it\'s concrete, cover it with flagstone.

  • Replace a door and sidelights with a double door, or refinish the door with a new stain or paint that goes with the rest of the home\'s exterior.

  • Update the porch lighting with new fixtures.

  • Hang a fall wreath on the front door, or drape the frame with a long garland twined with string lights.

  • Fall Makeover: Foyer

  • Place an attractive area rug on the floor. The first steps people take into your home will feel more luxurious and comfortable.

  • Display fresh scented flowers on a table near the doorway.

  • Install better lighting in the foyer, and equip all fixtures with dimmers to increase brightness when needed on dreary days.

  • Fall Makeover: Living Room

  • If your furniture is similar in style, pattern, finish or color, pieces can be interchangeable.

  • You can add the feeling of fall to a room by swapping a comfortable pattern-covered chaise in the living room for a leather-covered club chair and ottoman from the study.

  • Use khaki as a neutral background color. Red, green, blue and orange hues look very organic against this popular color.

  • Instead of rearranging your furniture, consider a new area rug for the floor. It will be soft and comfortable underfoot.

  • Romanticize shorter days by placing tea lights and candles around your home. Light them when it gets dark.

  • Make sure you have plenty of direct lighting in the living room, such as a cantilevered lamp you can read by.

  • Fall Makeover: Kitchen

  • Get the family together to remove clutter and thoroughly scrub every inch of the kitchen until it sparkles.

  • Install a new backsplash.

  • Change the kitchen\'s window treatments.

  • Accessorize the kitchen with real fruits and vegetables that you use on a daily basis.

  • Dress up cabinets with new paint, wood molding or new pulls.

  • Replace fluorescent ceiling lights with a pendant lamp, or add a decorative medallion to the center.

  • Repaint the kitchen with a new color.

  • Fall Makeover: Bedroom

  • Change the look of your linens, shams or duvet covers. Make sure they complement your existing floors, walls and furnishings.

  • Even a quilt thrown over the end of the bed can add a new look and feel.

  • Replace white light bulbs with pink bulbs for a warmer look.

  • Add trim to lampshades or replace them with something new.

  • Equip your closet with attractive hangers. Place scented sachets in chests of drawers.

  • Every once in a while, buy fresh flowers. Place them next to your bed or in a visual line from your bed.

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