Home is where the soul is and this autumnal decor checklist will keep you cozy through the season.
– KEYS SOULCARE
The much-anticipated return of fall is upon us and it comes bearing gifts of comfiness. As summer becomes its moodier cousin, the season holds many truths about the transformation. But, the changing colors and landscapes don’t just happen outdoors. The shorter days and colder nights make it the perfect time to embrace your inner homebody and turn your living space into an autumnal oasis.
Here are three home decor tips to guide you through the shift to welcome the season.
Lighten the mood.
As we move further away from the long days of summer, it can dampen our disposition. Access to the sun’s vitamin-D-rich rays is limited as we move closer to the darker winter days. But all is not lost. You can raise the vibe of any dark space with a well-scented candle. Candlelight’s golden glaze brings intimacy and warmth back into our homes. It’s the perfect way to shine brighter, save energy, and create a soothing environment to meditate, cuddle, or bathe. See Alicia’s favorite way to keep things lithere.
Color outside the lines.
Autumn usually brings color palettes of cream, orange, and green to mind. While these earthy tones are classic and far from being over, a new home decor trend won’t be ignored: Barbiecore. (And yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.) As we wave goodbye to hot girl summer, interior designers call for a hot pink fall. The cultural obsession with this rosy tint contrasts the toned-down hues usually associated with the season, adding just the right amount of spice to re-energize your space. Even if you’re not ready to commit to a full blush design, you can incorporate pops of color throughout your home to liven up your style. Need some inspo? Check out this piece from Architectural Digest.
Go low maintenance.
We already know the benefits of houseplants are well-worth earning a green thumb, but the fall season offers the more forgiving plant hack of dried flowers. You can plant-parent with ease using bundles of dried flowers for an earthy aesthetic without the stress of maintaining life. A mix of florals with dried grass, ornamental vases, and just the right placement can offer a subdued minimalist look with minimal effort. If you’re already a fan of fresh flowers, it’s a great way to extend the life of your bouquet and investment by allowing arrangements to dry out. They make perfect gifts, and you never have to worry about watering your plants again!
What fall home decor trend are you most excited to try? Share your favorite in the comments!