Home contributor Audrey Scheck cozies up with the cutest (and easiest) autumn accents.
Fall is my favorite season, and I’m willing to bet it’s up there for you, too. There’s something about Fall that seems to excite and unite everyone. Once Labor Day passes it feels like everyone is ready to cozy up for the remainder of the year, and I’m all about it!
Decorating for Fall is something I always look forward to. I have a mad love for pumpkins, spicy home scents, warm textures…and candy corn. (Oh my goodness, the candy corn. I try to limit myself to two bags per season, but let’s not talk to my husband about my success rate with that one.) But we have two young kids now, so these days Fall decorations come with two stipulations: they need to be easy, and they need to be indestructible.
I approach seasonal décor the same way I do everyday home décor: I start with a base of a few key pieces, and add to them as I go. For example, the moment I saw pumpkins at my local grocery store I grabbed a few and placed them around our front door. I’m sure I’ll collect more pumpkins from pumpkin patches in the coming weeks, but for now it feels nice to have a subtle hint of autumn in the entryway.
In other words: You don’t have to decorate in one fell swoop; sometimes it’s easier (and less intimidating) to play around with ideas as you go.
Another quick and easy way to make your home feel more like Fall is by bringing in warmer tones and textures. Take a look at the various spaces around your house and choose pieces you could swap out to make the space feel cozier. Opt for wood, brass, and darker toned objects over anything that feels light and airy.
In our guest house, I placed darker-toned books, dried florals, and tiny pumpkins on each nightstand to make the room feel more autumnal. On our living room coffee table, I mixed brass and wooden objects with Fall staples.
Textiles are your best friend as the days grow shorter, and probably offer the quickest way to make your space feel more in-season. I like to toss throw blankets on indoor and outdoor benches, beds, and sofas to make the spaces more inviting.
I also swap out my light linen throws for ones that are heavier and more substantial. The kids can’t ruin them, they instantly make the vibe of the space cozier…and they can totally be used for hiding your stash of candy corn.
Audrey is a native Texan living in Los Angeles with her husband (Matt), their two kids (Huxley & Tilly), and a four-pound poodle (Shadow). She studied advertising at the University of Texas in Austin and worked in the ad industry for 10 years before leaving to pursue her passion for interior design. On RG, she’ll be sharing all about her full renovation of her new 100-year-old house house in one of L.A.’s most historic neighborhoods.