Although the back-to-school season has been anything but “normal” this year, we’re still looking forward to cooler weather and the opportunity to change up our home decor! We have put together a few tips to help transition decor from summer to fall in a way that’s fun, efficient, and budget-friendly.
Identify Your Key Pieces
While some homeowners have storage tubs dedicated to each holiday, most of us prefer to incorporate a few touches here and there that can easily be swapped out every few months. During a Texas summer, we tend to opt for bright, fun colors and steer clear of any materials that could be considered “cozy” aka sweat-inducing. Fall means incorporating deeper, rich hues and gives us permission to pull in light throw blankets and candles in scents like “spiced pumpkin” and “apple cinnamon.”
We suggest identifying a few key pieces that are straightforward to store and mix in when the leaves begin to fall.
5 key pieces:
- Throw blanket in a rich hue like this waffle blanket in “Clay” from Casaluna at Target
- Seasonal candles like this “Books and Baking” scent from Austin’s The Burlap Bag
- Swap out picture frames with fall-focused family photos
- Change up your coffee table books
- Opt for fall-inspired artwork by searching on Etsy
Introduce Natural Touches
Our cue to transition our decor in the first place is driven by the changes in the weather. With that in mind, nature does provide its own pieces that can be used in a variety of ways! For example, focus on transitioning your front porch by making a fall wreath with pinecones, adding a few pumpkins to the stoop alongside a rustic looking lantern.
Creators like Melissa Woods of @WelcometotheWoodsBlog on Instagram are busy sharing fall-inspired tutorials that incorporate natural elements — making them incredibly affordable! If you don’t consider yourself particularly crafty, consider arranging pinecones in a clear glass vase to act as a centerpiece or purchasing a Norfolk Island Pine to incorporate greenery.
Focus Your Attention
Instead of feeling pressured to essentially remodel every room in your home each season, we suggest focusing on a single room to make more impactful changes to. This fall, consider joining the #OneRoomChallenge! This biannual event is led by 20 design influencers but encourages guest participants to dive in and share the process of transforming a single space. This is the perfect opportunity to focus your attention on a space that is particularly difficult to transition with each season. Perhaps it’s an outdated paint color that clashes with your decor, an armchair that could use a re-upholstering to a more neutral fabric, or window treatments that don’t properly fit the window or are too “heavy” for the room.
At the end of the day, interior design is meant to be an activity that is fun — not stressful or overly expensive. The only requirement is that your decor choices bring more joy, happiness, peace, and calm to your household. Follow along as we share more design ideas on our social media channels and blog! And as always, our team is here to help if you’re ready to dive into the world of window treatments!