Now that fall is here, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of cooler days and family-filled holidays. Decorating your home is a fantastic way to get into the spirit of the season – and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s how to obtain the best fall vibes with just a few quick and easy decorating tips:
Mums the word
Mums (short for chrysanthemums) are one of the most popular autumn florals. They’re for sale at all the stores right now. Buy a few to quickly enhance your fall decor both in and outside your home. They come in various colors and look beautiful grouped together on your porch and entryways.
When it comes to pumpkins, the more, the merrier. Go for a variety of sizes and unique shapes and strive for different colors too. Of course, you can always paint some of your pumpkins for a more striking presentation. Try gold, matte black, or white. Painted or not, place a few pumpkins next to your mums, and your ensemble will look fantastic.
Raise a wreath
Hanging a pretty, autumn-themed wreath on your front door or over the fireplace is a fast, easy way to decorate for the season. Since they are a great focal point, look for wreaths that include eye-catching fall colors and other engaging visuals, like Indian corn, wheat stalks, pine cones, bare twigs, pussy willow, leaves, rosemary sprigs, and acorns.
Perfect your pillows
It’s a cinch to change out your current throw pillows on your couches and porch furniture with fall-themed ones. You’ll find many that have clever autumn sayings. Or you could simply go for a few in soft flannels and warm colors. Add a matching throw, and you’re good to go.
Display autumn-themed foods
Fall is apple season, and we’ve got plenty of excellent varieties in Georgia. So shine those pretty fruits and display them in a fruit basket or glass bowl to showcase their beauty. Pears can look lovely too. Winter squashes, like acorn, delicata, and butternut, can also look great if artfully arranged. And while not everyone loves eating it, candy corn is festive in a transparent candy dish.
Sense fall scents
Pumpkin-spice, apple, and other cinnamon-scented candles look great and smell fantastic, so add a few to your more lived-in spaces. It’s also easy to tie a decorative ribbon around several cinnamon sticks for a simple, sweet-scented display. Also, change your hand soaps to match those autumnal aromas, and put out fall-colored hand towels to enhance the theme.
For other ways to get excited about autumn, try some of our fall bucket list ideas. And if you find yourself in the Lake Oconee area during autumn, we invite you to discover our award-winning Southern Living Inspired Community. It’s a beautiful time of year to visit, not to mention one of the best times to play golf on our award-winning, Weiskopf/Morrish-designed course. Don’t wait. Contact us, and let’s start planning your visit today.