As the seasons change, so too should your home, and autumn is certainly no exception. Autumn for your home is very much the calm before the storm. It’s a chance to prepare your property before the worst of the year’s weather arrives. However, autumn also presents a wonderful opportunity to redecorate your home for the new season. So, let’s look at stylish and practical factors to consider when preparing your home for autumn.
Shades Of The Season
You can change the color palette of your home each time the seasons change. So, what colors suit Autumn? The classic choice would be darker, maroon reds and oranges to match the leaves’ changing colors and the trees. Of course, you can also think about replicating the shades of the trees themselves, introducing ash browns and hazel shades to your home design.
You probably think that changing the furniture in your home for each season is silly and we couldn’t agree more. Instead, it would help if you focused on changing the soft furnishings in each room. This is a great way to transform your home for each season, even when you are on a budget. So, you can add dark brown throws to the beds or maroon cushions to sofas and chairs. You will be amazed at how much this changes the overall design of your property.
Opt For Thicker Curtains
Autumn is when the winds outside start to pick up speed, and the temperatures begin to drop. Run your hand through the air by the windows inside your home. Do you notice a slight, cold breeze? This could be a sign of poor insulation. It’s an expensive fix, and the easiest way to handle the problem is to invest in some thicker curtains. These will trap the heat in your property, keeping it comfy and cozy through the rest of the year. Companies like Montgomery Interiors can provide ready-made curtains that look fantastic as part of your home and are sure to keep you warm right through until winter. There are lots of styles to choose from too.
Get Rid Of The Seasonal Furniture
Your garden might still be full of seasonal furniture leftover from summer. Autumn is the time to put that furniture away and clean out the clutter from your backyard. As well as opening the space, providing you with the perfect panoramic view of frosty mornings, this will save your furniture from getting damaged as the bad weather starts to arrive. Putting seasonal furniture in the shed, garage, or storage will ensure it doesn’t rust or rot.
The Scent Of The Season
Of course, getting your home ready for the change in the season isn’t just about how it looks but how it smells as well. You want to make sure that you welcome the smells of autumn into your home. It’s a great way to make sure it feels warm and welcoming. You can add natural scents to your home in various ways, such as lighting an open fire. If you don’t have anything resembling a real fire, consider using fig candles or similar accessories. You’ll love the musky, woody scent this provides for your property.
Give Your Front Door An Autumn Wreath
We often think of wreaths being purely for the end of the year, but that’s not the case. An autumn wreath can be a brilliant, beautiful, and bright addition to your home, providing a touch more curb appeal. It’s a rustic accessory, and you’ll find there are plenty on the market right now as they have become very popular with buyers not quite ready to give up the summer season. You can remember the butter yellows and bright colors of the past season with this beautiful accessory. As well as being able to buy a wreath like this, they can be a DIY job too. If you have some time and a little patience, you can easily make your own.
Make Some Space For Winter Wear
Finally, Autumn will mean that the winter coats, jackets, and gloves start to emerge from the closets, and that’s great, as long as you have a place to put them all. As such, you should make sure you are clearing a space somewhere near the front door where they can be kept and hung up. Otherwise, you’ll find that they do just get dumped in the hallway, making it look a mess. Perhaps it’s time to shop for a rustic coat rack that could bring a little more character to this space in your property?
We hope you take some of these ideas on board, preparing your home for the autumn season.