Fall is an exciting time for decorating: the toasty warm and cozy colour palates, the changing leaves, and the scents of pumpkin spice and chai latte. Scanning for fall and Halloween decorating ideas can get a bit overwhelming – as can the images of finished rooms, covered floor to ceiling with black and orange items hanging off every square foot. For those who want to add some flare of fall to their home without the whole place looking like a haunted house, try some of these fall delights and Halloween highlights.
Pumpkins are a classic and give a country home feel to any front stoop. While carved pumpkins are a traditional Halloween activity, painted pumpkins and an assortment of smaller gourds will last longer, plus they offer a subtler look that can be tailored to match the room. Try white, copper, and gold tones on a collection of small gourds, pinecones, and acorns, and place them in a clear bowl or glass vessel. Paint designs and fall scenery on the side of larger pumpkins.Let the kids each paint their own special pumpkin and place it on the mantel. Affix faux flowers to the top of a painted pumpkin to create the look of a vase for the window.
Have a fall photoshoot at your favourite park or hiking trail and create beautiful metal prints using professional online printing services.Purchase the rights to some striking digital art files online and upload them to a boutique shop like Print Partner, Inc., that specializes in unique mediums like acrylic, and have it delivered right to your home. Remember to use your own work of art, photo, or a digital file that you have purchased. It violates copyright law to print the work of someone else. So, create your own fan art for your favourite spooky movie, but do no attempt to print a copyrighted official movie poster.
Add fall highlight colours to your regular décor to add just a taste of the season. Try potted plants with red, orange, and yellow blooms. Pillar candles in rust, burnt sienna, the warm golden shade of all-natural beeswax, and a sunset orange and deep chocolate brown. Change the towels, mat, and shower curtain to an autumn palate in the restroom. Place fall garlands and wreaths on your mantel or banister. Find some cute Halloween throw pillows and an orange and black blanket for the love seat to snuggle under with a scary book. Fill your fireplace with pumpkins, flowers, and pillar candles.If you’re not a fan of the orange-and-black Halloween combo, try subtler versions of pastel orange and greys, browns, or veer away from the usual combinations and fall colour schemes altogether with these unique ideas.
In general, think of highlights that can be comfortably integrated into your current designs. Temporarily replace items like wall art, candles, or plants (which works for every season, naturally). Or, choose a couple of crafty ideas as highlights for each room, instead of loading up your whole living room or front entrance with all 36 ideas you just saw on Pinterest. Don’t forget about scent’s ability to evoke a mood with cinnamon baked goods or apple cider notes through candles and natural fresheners.