Color, texture & lighting tips to create seasonal warmth
It’s clear that fall is here bringing the cool breeze, beautiful fall colors and sweaters and boots. Don’t forget the pumpkin spice everything. With the season comes fall themed decorations that fill the interiors of various spaces. The bright and bold accent colors of red, orange, yellow, and brown are typical during this season. This year is a bit different, but the change is good. According to Elle Decor, warm hues will still be traditional for the 2017 fall season, but more neutral colored interiors are being embraced with accents of bold blues, dark greens, and even blush pink colors.
As the days get colder there are some simple ways to achieve a fall themed interior that keeps you toasty warm, looks super cute, and won’t break your bank account.
Play with Colors: Boldly Experiment
Color plays a big role in the feel of a space, there’s no denying that fact. Each color has its own meaning in a space, but colors also tend to associate with specific things. For example, incorporating fall colors like red, orange, yellow, and brown into a room can instantly create a fall theme. If you’re afraid to commit to bold colors with paint or furniture, stick to warm neutrals as a base and accent with colors.
Budget Tip: A simple way to create a colorful yet personalized fall themed room can be achieved by mixing and matching your bedding. It’s nice to have a full matching set, but you can easily pair a burnt orange pillow case with a cream colored fitted sheet for a new look. These don’t have to be solid colors either. Mixing solid colors with bold prints can make things more interesting and show your personal style.
Textured Textiles: Get Fuzzy
Regardless of the season, faux fur has been a huge hit lately. Fur rugs, pillows, and throws are just some of the many furry decorations that have been incorporated into decor. As the weather cools, most stores will be selling various colors, perfect for adding pops of color to accent your space. So get a bit fuzzy this season and add some faux fur rugs to match some furry pillows. If you’re not fond of all that fur, opt for woven textures such as chunky knitted throws or even woven accent pillows. There are plenty of textures with an assortment of colors that can be incorporated. Don’t be afraid to mix different textures.
String Lights, Be Bright:
One of the best ways to create a cozy space, is with the lighting. Lighting can play a big role in the mood of the room and how people feel in the space. Stringing lights with a softer yellow color can instantly create a cozier room. There are many styles out there: battery operated, plug-in and tiny fairy lights to name a few. Lights are affordable and can be placed anywhere to instantly create a cozy spot for relaxing. Not only do they look great at night, they’re also super cute during the day.
Pro Tip: Keep cords organized wherever they may be hung by using command strips. It’s an easy way to hang the chords without a hassle, having them fall down, or having to wrap them around something.
This fall season, dare to be bold with your color options. Mix and match colors, textures, and patterns and string some lights to create your own kind of cozy that’s affordable and trendy. Stay tuned for the next post!