Transition your home from summer to fall with ideas from home staging experts


Fall has arrived! The leaves are bringing their bold colors to decorate our paths, parks and yards and the chill in the air has us thinking of cozy nights by the fire. We have rounded up some tips to help transition your home decor from warm summer hues to cooler autumnal decor.



Mimic nature

Mother Nature offers us a gorgeous palette this time of year. Use these rich colors to add pops of color in each room of your home, from kitchens to living rooms or even your bathroom.  The deep auburns and oranges of mums and the bright reds of the leaves can offer inspiration for transitional indoor accents such as vases, bowls and wreaths. Local home stager and interior designer Betsy Konaxis suggests, “Natural elements such as birch logs, large wooden bowls filled with gourds, pine cones or air plants are often another fun way to add nature’s fall décor.”


Layer up

The temperatures have us adding layers to our outfits but we can also use layers to add depth and “coziness” to our homes. Bedding is a great example of a place where layers can add not only warmth, but texture and color. Konaxis adds, “If you have wall-to-wall carpet, layering a smaller carpet at the foot of the bed or near a fireplace can create warmth and coziness as well.” Add pillows of varying sizes and blankets to fold and gather for a robust autumnal feel.


Throw in some throws!

Oversized chunky blankets are trending this fall, couple them with bright woven throw pillows to refresh your living rooms. Add a small distressed ladder or large natural baskets to the corner of your bedroom or living room as a place to store your layered throws.


Head to the farm

Our local farm stands have beautiful displays for the home that have been harvested from the fields or garden. Using pumpkins, gourds and seasonal fresh or dried flowers is a beautiful and inexpensive way to transform a mantle or tablescape.


Konaxis has one more piece of advice, “Autumn is the season of shedding. It is a good time to go through closets and storage areas to purge unused and unnecessary items that cause a feeling of added weight to our lives. Who knows what good fortunes you will harvest next year from donating to another’s needs.”


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