As a transplant from the Midwest, where it was easy to introduce a touch of fall into our home decor, I am currently left wondering how I change things up seasonally now that we have a coastal home. Do people even do that here?
There isn't much creativity in draping everything in faux leaf garlands and plastic pumpkins. It's been done and done again. Let's move on. I will confess to a few fake stems on the front door but really, nobody should want their home to look like an aisle in Hobby Lobby.
Instead, I want to bring in subtle changes as a nod to the change of seasons. It can be as simple as adding accent pillows in fall shades, in velvet, or both.
Rustic and fall seem to pair well. That said, a simple burlap bow on a planter is an intriguing detail.
The addition of a few fresh stems in traditionally autumn colors can make the room feel like a touch of fall is in the air.
Rachel Reider Interiors
In a coastal home, maybe fall comes with just a nubby throw,
or a bowl of red fall apples.
Dressing a tropical home can be simply adding textures, a touch of brown, and layering in some extra pillows.
I would suspect that we choose the color palettes for our home because we are influenced by our environment. Therefore, a lot of coastal homes reflect the blues and sandy colors of the water and beach. Bright pink, coral, and vivid greens also seem to play a large role in tropical designs. It is a little more challenging to blend those colors with the usual oranges and golds of Autumn. So that means thinking outside the norm. Change things up by bringing in white and pairing it with beachy elements.
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Live Bay Side
Fall mainstays in unexpected tones can be a show stopper.
Add chartreuse pumpkins to a mantle,
or paint an abstract canvas in Pantone's new fall color, Dusty Cedar.
Besides color and texture, the glow of lighted candles is a sure way to make any space feel special. On a cooler evening by the pool, these would be spectacular.
Stop by Concord Cottage so see how she made these.
It doesn't have to take a lot of effort or a lot of money but it does take a bit more creativity to flaunt some fall flair in a home that never EVER sees snow.
I have new ideas of how I'm going to play up fall. I hope you do too. I'd love to hear how you bring the seasons into your home.
Sharing my coastal thoughts here: