Each season poses a new opportunity to add impermanent and less timeless modifications to the home. The impermanence of such pieces creates flexibility and allows for creativity. In designing a classic home, oftentimes adventurous color and decor pieces are overlooked for tried and true neutrals. The change of season offers the ability to expand beyond the comfort zone and into uncharted color palette territory while maintaining sophistication.
Transitioning from summer to fall allows the reintroduction of earthy greens, burnt oranges, maroon, and elevated neutrals- autumn brown, nude, chestnut, etc. Playing with pigmentation to bring seasonal warmth into the home is the ideal way to introduce adventurous color and decor without repercussions to the permanent interior design color palette.
Decor pieces may become a part of a home’s yearly rotation. Storing fall pieces such as pillowcases and festive throws until the leaves change color and temperatures begin to shift- or in South Florida’s case, September and October roll around- is a joyous way to bring seasonal celebration into the home environment. Swapping neutral pillow coverings with autumn-inspired materials such as soft cashmere and velvets is a great way to set a cozy scene on the sofa, chairs, etc. Integrate texture and pattern representative of autumn.
Avoid mainstream fall gimmicks such as Halloween and Thanksgiving signs by prioritizing fall color, material, and design. Utilize powder bathrooms to introduce patterned fall hand towels, warm-scented autumn soap and hand lotion sets, and cozy spice candles. Bringing fall-scented candles into all areas of the home creates cohesion and hominess. While such visual decor elements signal a change in seasons, incorporating additional sensory elements such as scented candles and diffusers brings the season truly to life.
Swapping out fresh flowers for dried branches distinguishes them from the luscious greenery of the prior spring and summer months. Incorporate berries, leaves, moss, and deeper shade flowers with crimson, plum, and evergreen hues to bring fall foliage into the home. Place such throughout the home- focusing on dramatic console arrangements with height and symmetry. The entryway poses the most ideal opportunity to introduce fall into the home by setting the scene from the moment you walk through the door.
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