It’s Fall, and for everyone who just let out a big sigh, well, we agree. Fall is our favorite time of year, especially when it means we get to bring in all the cozy stuff that gives our home so much style and warmth. But fall decorating can also go pumpkin patch if you don’t use a light hand. Use these tips to strike the right balance in your Hill Country home.
This is the time to get fuzzy. Break out (or buy a few) ruddy throws. As soon as the temps dips, strip those lightweight sheets and blankets off the beds and replace them with flannel and down. And, by all means, toss in a few pillows and poufs in the hottest fabrics for fall: fuzzy or silky faux fur and cable knit. “Knitted accessories are getting bolder, with huge chunky cable-knits replacing demure weaves,” said The Telegraph.
Go for the gold
The color gold is an autumn staple, but that doesn't mean you have to splash it all over your walls or scour the local antique store for a ‘70s refrigerator. This fall, it’s metallic gold that’s making an impact, and not just on the holiday table.
“All that glitters is still gold in home decor, with warm metallics adding a bit of glam to any room,” said Porch.
Looking to weave some gold into your home but worried about how it will jive with your brushed chrome and stainless steel? Design experts like Elle Décor are cosigning mixed metals like “golds, silver, and coppers” for fall.
Dress your spa bath
The spa bath is one of today’s hottest trends. If you’re just building your home, incorporate a large walk-in shower with multiple showerheads. For baths, it’s all about the standalone, but that clawfoot tub is on its way out said Popsugar. Instead, go with “clean, single-slab models.”
To easily give the space a fresh, fall feel, change out throw rugs and towels to something darker and more substantial. Replace clear glass jars and bowls with something metallic or featuring a rich texture. Like to feature something natural in your bathroom? Fill a vase with cinnamon pinecones and place near your tub. The scent will soothe you while you’re bathing.
Add some color
Gray continues to reign as the go-to color for walls, cabinets, even wood floors featuring the hue. But, perhaps as an outcry to all that gray, bold colors like peacock blue and bright pink are trending for fall.
“It can be in the form of a simple, single wall painted in the color, or all the walls for a more statement look,” said Huffington Post. “The same is present with furniture and accessories or decor items—one pop piece, or a bunch combined.
A focus on art
After you’ve painted those walls, it’s time to deck them out. This fall, large art pieces are the way to go.
“Oversize art has become the wall statement du jour,” said POPSUGAR. “Supersized paintings, blowup photographs, and gargantuan art of every sort are dominating huge swaths of walls to stunning effect.”
Focus on indoor/outdoor living
Fall is the best time to enjoy the Hill Country scenery and cooler weather. Just building a home in a view-oriented community like Vintage Oaks? Create an outdoor living room you can enjoy with friends and family, then incorporate this growing trend for fall: fire features. Whether you build a massive stone-faced outdoor fireplace, DIY a firepit or pick one up at the local Home Depot, a fire feature provides warmth and ambiance that can beautifully extend the life of your outdoor living area.
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