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10 Cozy Decorating Ideas for Fall

Posted by Mariel Oviedo on August 28, 2014

As summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner, here are some simple ideas on how to decorate your house with a autumn style.

1. Include Autumnal Colors

Wicker pieces, accented with burnt-orange accessories, offer seating on this glassed-in porch.

2. Add Vintage Details

Add fall flavor to a tabletop or mantel with cylinder vases filled with nuts and wheat. Roll coordinating scrapbook paper into decorative cuffs that slip inside the vase.

3. Seasonal Letter

Make a leafy monogram to hang on your door for a touch of fall flair. Paint a papier-mache letter and let dry, then hot-glue dried or silk leaves to the layer in letters. Hot-glue a wire loop to the back of the door for hanging.

4. Get Cozy

Place a daybed, chaise, or comfy chair and ottoman next to a sunny window. Make it even more comfortable with piles of down pillows and a fuzzy throw. Then curl up with a stack of good books.

5. Add Natural Elements

Use oak leaf stems, crabapple branches, and a few pumpkins as a quick way to bring fall indoors. You can also use repurposed candleholders for easy fall displays of small pumpkins and gourds. Look for inexpensive candleholders in varying heights at a garage sale or antiques store, then spray-paint black for a unified look.

6. Simple leaves

Highlight the beauty of fall leaves with a simple display. Put single leaves, either pressed or fresh, in small glass vases. Look for them at antique stores. Replace leaves as they brown.

7. Create a Pomegranate Centerpiece

Use opulent pomegranates for autumnal centerpieces. Cut each branch to a height that allows its heavy fruits to rest on the rim of your vase. Then fill in with inexpensive foliage.

8. Dress Your Door with an Autumn Wreath

Create a hanging on a square wreath base or a picture frame; tie the end of a spool of waxed floral wire to the base, then use an overhand.

9. Creativity with Candles

Wrap glass votive holders in textural flair. Tie raffia around three or four overlapping moistened corn husks trimmed to fit. A spotted guinea fowl feather (available at crafts stores) adds a flourish.

Clear glass containers show off both the flicker of candles as well as the colorful materials around them.

Nestle a candle in popcorn kernels or other seasonal materials such as candy corn or colored clear round stones (available in crafts stores).

10. Create a Cozy Reading Nook

A window seat makes an ideal reading nook. Keep a spot in a corner with pillows and a small side table. If you don’t have the built-in kind, simply pull a comfortable chair over to a sunny corner and add a small table for books or a cup of tea.

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