FALL: HOW TO INCORPORATE THE SEASON IN YOUR HOME
Every year, I hear the collective buzz from people all around me extolling their love for fall. As summers pass, each one of us seems to look forward to cooler temperatures and all the excitement ahead with this particularly wonderful season. Fall means back to school, fall means fresh and cozy, fall means Halloween and Thanksgiving, and fall means that the end of the year holidays are soon ahead!
So, how to reflect this spirit in your home? Since a house is a living, breathing thing to us at Turnstyle, it’s important to interact continuously with your home and allow small changes throughout the year. Let’s see how we might add some autumn inflection to your space:
START WITH THE RIGHT FIRST IMPRESSION: YOUR FRONT DOOR
Personally, each year I look forward to walking outside, standing in the street and looking back at my front door to see how I can shift the feeling to fall. Changing up planters and plants from summer colors to richer, more autumn staples is a good place to start. For example, at my own door, I go from succulents in summer, to hydrangea, or a warm colored lantana. These changes are practical, because they are hearty enough to withstand most weather patterns that come with autumn.
Next, consider a new door color. Yes, this seems a bit more involved, but I promise, if you are looking for a project with pretty low effort and immediate satisfaction in terms of an impactful change – go for it… and add gloss! It’s an amazing thing: changing the color of your door dramatically transforms your home’s overall impression. It can draw you in, it can bring you back – it’s all about picking the right color that complements your abode’s existing exterior color. So, check with your HOA, and consider that fresh coat of paint, regardless of whether it’s your old color updated or a new one entirely. All together, it will lend immediate shine and freshness for the new season.
Tis the season of wreaths! This is another way to signal this ever-changing time of year. Once your door is fresh as per above, hang a classic or even modern piece to welcome people and to signal that you are excited for this new seasonal term.
ONTO THE INSIDE: THE LIVING ROOM
A beautiful, large basket filled with a few cozy blankets informs everyone in a household that being comfortable is always within reach. It lets you know that it’s time for lighting the fireplace, a fun family game night, and lots of lingering on the floor.
New pillows are an easy, quick change too. By shifting out your lighter colors for a replacement of some richer ones, you set your mind to staying indoors, and cherishing those hearty, more robust harvest days.
This time of the year is all about tradition, warmth, and valuing those around you, and it’s our joy to help you make your home feel like the perfect reflection of that mood. With these tips, we hope we can help you plan for the autumn changes in your life, and help you better visualize the space you’ve always wanted!