Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The weather begins to cool and the trees respond with vibrant, colorful foliage. Pumpkins are popping up everywhere, as is pumpkin-spice everything. It’s the perfect time for warm drinks, soft scarves, and snuggly sweaters. Decorating your home for fall is one of the best ways to get in the spirit of the season. But it doesn’t have to be challenging. Whether you opt for easy or DIY (do it yourself), your home will look fantastic with a few of these fun, fresh ideas:
Hang an autumn wreath
One of the easiest, fastest ways to decorate for fall is to hang a festive wreath on your front door. Whether you opt for easy or decide to DIY, it’s a pretty and welcoming way to greet your guests.
DIY: It’s not too hard to make your own wreath with some fall foliage, berries, twigs, and pinecones. Make it unique with the addition of small custom pieces, such as miniature birds, golf clubs, and football-themed decorations. Customize it any way you wish — the sky’s the limit.
Easy: Of course, you can go the easier route and purchase a stunning, ready-made wreath from one of the many stores in our area. There are tons of seasonal options available now.
Display a jack-o-lantern
Fall just isn’t fall without a bright orange pumpkin on your porch. You can simply place a pretty pumpkin by the front door, or opt for one of these light-up options:
DIY: With a little time and effort, carving a pumpkin into a fun jack-o-lantern can be a great way to spend time with the grandkids. Carve your own simple design or use a kit to create a more intricate masterpiece. Please remember to be careful with sharp knives as well as the candles used to light your handiwork.
Easy: From a distance, people probably won’t be able to tell that your jack-o-lantern is a plug-in version. After all, those are the easiest, least messy of the bunch. And the best part? You can use them year after year.
Hang fall garland
Spruce up your fireplace mantle (or a doorway) with a fall-themed garland or bunting. They are an eye-catching, unique way to decorate for fall.
DIY: String together some fall leaves from the dollar store to create a simple, pretty garland. Or create an bunting with colorful papers or fabrics. Go for warm reds, oranges, browns, and golds in keeping with the season.
Easy: One of the simplest ways to make your fireplace a focal point is to start a cozy fire in it. Several homes at Soleil have fireplaces with gas starters, so it’s as effortless as flipping a switch.
Create a fall centerpiece
A autumn-themed centerpiece on your table is an excellent way to highlight the season.
DIY: A few well-placed small pumpkins, gourds, apples, and squash (like acorn or butternut) would make a beautiful, simple centerpiece for your table. Place them on a runner and add some Indian corn, pinecones, acorns, and other fall-themed mementos to complete the look.
Easy: You can’t get any easier than an ensemble of autumn-themed candles. Go for at least three in varying heights. Light them and enjoy both the warm glow and scents of the season.
Fall is one of the most picturesque times of year to visit Soleil. There’s so much to see at our award-winning community. We invite you to experience it for yourself — start making plans to stop by today.