There's a reason why some of the worlds greatest meals are experimented and perfected in November. Why members of your family may travel from high and far to come visit your humble abode during this Fall season. Thanksgiving is a fantastic holiday for all to test their creativity for table centerpieces, choice of plates, and the rest of your homes colors and decor. Now is the time to take action in your homes festivity. Listed below are some simple and creative ways of redoing your home for this fall season.
Decorate with Autumn Colors
Wicker pieces, accented with burnt-orange accessories, offer seating on this glassed-in porch (seen below). The off-white urn is a TJ Maxx score. Don;t like orange? Try a faux phur blanket. The rich colors resembling a wolves hid is just as enchanting as a home full of deep hues for Fall.
Masterpiece Made From Pumpkins
Carved pumpkins don't hold a candle to this naturally brilliant idea of adding decorative leaves on top of your pumpkins (shown below) from shopterrain.com. Just use ModPodge to découpage a white gourd with pressed leaves. You can harvest the foliage from your own backyard—or online at naturespressed.com. Or get crafty with some tacks (shown below) or glue and glitter (shown above) to have a decoration more unique than the rest.
Wrap It Up
When cooler weather sets in, keep blankets, throws, and quilts in easy reach. "I store stacks of them all around the house," says New York designer Tricia Foley, who admits to living in an older home with drafty fireplaces. Find throws with different textures and colors for a bit of visual variety. "Toss a blanket in a room to warm a home—and you—in less than a minute," Foley says.
One of the easiest ways to decorate for the Fall season. For a two-tone, dipped look, bisect a pumpkin with a strip of tape (angle the tape for a diagonal effect). Use a foam brush to cover one section of your pumpkin with two coats of acrylic paint, allowing 30 minutes of drying time per coat. Remove the tape and discard. Stop there, or repeat the steps to add another color to your pumpkin.
To form chevron stripes—whether two or tons—link short strips of tape to make the zigzag patterns, using our photo as a guide. Use a foam brush to cover your pumpkin with two coats of acrylic paint, allowing 30 minutes of drying time per coat. Remove the tape and discard. Clean up the edges with a cotton swab if necessary. If you'd like the second color to be different than natural pumpkin orange, fill in using a small paintbrush and contrasting acrylic paint, as we did for the black-and-white pumpkin.
Want to make something that will last and everyone can enjoy, even when just passing by? Try a simple corn wreath, http://www.stonegableblog.com/indian-corn-wreath-diy/, by combining all of autumns colors and a common Thanksgiving vegetable
Fall Fruit Centerpiece
Ripe fruit is as lush as any flower, Cut each branch to a height that allows its heavy fruits to rest on the rim of your vase. Then fill in with inexpensive foliage, such as the purple shiso leaves here. Also try: apples or persimmons. See photos below for examples. Try adding simple orange or brown ribbon to your families past-down silverware. Wrap it up and suddenly your centerpiece now has a partner in crime. The only crime being awesome interior design decoration skills!
Though having warm colors in your home is nice for your guests. Nothing says home like a wood burning fire in your living room. It has been a conversational piece for centuries. Want to spice up your mantel more than just some orange flames? Try accenting your walls with a fresh coat of paint, staining your mantel, or simply lining the mantle with family photos in colorful fall colored frames. Remember that painting for fall doesn't always have to be in reds and oranges.
This holiday season the most important thing is to remember to give thanks for all that you have in your life. Dont stress about the little things, do your best to make your home comfortable for your guests, and dont forget to express the love that you feel for those that are close to your heart.
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