Fall decorating ideas for your apartment home
Friday, September 18th, 2015
The first day of fall is next Wednesday! And that makes this weekend the perfect time to start thinking about bringing that cozy fall feeling inside your home. Consider warm fall hues; pumpkins, apples, and seasonal produce; and the sumptuous smells of cinnamon apple cider, hot buttered rum, harvest berries, and pumpkin spice, and you’ll be in the mood to decorate in no time!
We’ve found some great inspiration to help you decorate. Often just adding some warm toned throw pillows and a soft blanket over a sofa can make a dramatic change to the feel of your home. Keep reading for more fun fall decoratin tips!
One simple way to create a fall centerpiece is to simply arrange different sized pumpkins in varying colors and textures around a small vase of branches or your favorite fall flowers. If you have a little extra time on your hands, try adding some texture with fabric or beads (simply apply the material with craft glue). Another simple idea is to take a craft pumpkin (not a live pumpkin), cut a hole in the top, and place your favorite potted plant in the center; it doesn’t get much easier than that!
The 2015 fall colors trends are: chocolate brown, golden yellow, burnt orange, lipstick red, and dark cream.
To suit this autumn palate, few plants have such an awesome variety of colors as the chrysanthemum (or mums as they are also called). Mums come in a variety of varying shades of yellow, green, pink, purple, orange, red and even white. You can generally find a wide variety at your local grocery store, home improvement store, or nursery. Most potted mums can be purchased for as little as $10-$20 depending on the size of the container.
Mums are relatively easy to care for; they do like to have at least 5-6 hours of sunlight per day, so make sure not to put them completely in the shade. They also don’t like too much water, so be sure to plant them in a soil that does not retain water around the roots. If taken care of properly, these plants are perennials (although many people will just buy new each fall). For more information on the care of your mums, visit bhg.com.
If you don’t have the time or inclination to decorate, but you still want your home to be cozy for fall, it’s all about scents! You could make your own fall simmer pot by simply bringing a pot of water to a gentle simmer and adding an orange peel, apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and a few cloves for a warm and inviting scent that fills your home. Note: do not let the water evaporate. Add water as needed and make sure to turn the stove off before leaving. You can store this covered in the fridge for up to 3 days (heating each day and chilling at night). Or, simply purchase one of the many options for fall candles, oils, or potpourri sold at any local convenience store or online.
Be sure to take a picture and post it to our Facebook page if you try any of these fall decoration ideas, or share a favorite idea of your own. Happy decorating!