The fall season is all about gathering together with family, entertaining indoors and staying warm as the weather cools. With fall in full effect, you may be thinking about how to make the most of your decor. We say now is the time to update your space with seasonal decor and throw the holiday party your family and friends have been looking forward to. We’re here to help! Here are our top tips for creating the perfect fall decor for your living and dining rooms.
A classic fall favourite is a cozy fireplace. By adding the right touches and simply switching some of your current pieces out, you can create the perfect mantel display.
You’ll want to start by clearing out any pieces from last season that make the space look too ‘summery’. Think about removing anything with pastel or bright tones that could confuse the environment. Next start with your focal piece, this could be a mirror, wall art or even old window panes. Windowpanes offer a beautiful vintage feel (and you can find them at most thrift stores or vintage shops) Alternatively, if you already have a focal point on your wall that you wish to keep, we are all for it! Just make sure its more timeless and not overpowering. Once you’ve found your perfect focal point go ahead and add some weight to either side. This can be done with stylish candlesticks, decorative pumpkins, large lanterns, vases or milk jugs. Add some straw or seasonal florals inside for texture! Now that you’ve got your base done it’s time to bulk up the spaces in between. We suggest adding vines, greenery, mini pumpkins, gourds or even some old books. These items will give your mantel a cozy, lived-in look perfect to start off the holiday season. Here is some inspiration we absolutely love:
Once you’ve found your perfect focal point go ahead and add some weight to either side. This can be done with stylish candlesticks, decorative pumpkins, large lanterns, vases or milk jugs. Add some straw or seasonal florals inside for texture! Now that you’ve got your base done it’s time to bulk up the spaces in between. We suggest adding vines, greenery, mini pumpkins, gourds or even some old books. These items will give your mantel a cozy, lived-in look perfect to start off the holiday season. Here is some inspiration we absolutely love:
The dining table sees a lot of additional use this time of year, so why not make it more memorable? There are a few simple steps you can take that will make it look like it was done by a pro.
First start with a clean canvas, making a beautiful tablescape starts with a classic tabletop. A beautiful runner or placemats should be your base layer. You can even DIY your own by finding a fabric that perfectly suits your style. Regardless of whether you buy or DIY, pick something neutral to bring out the other natural elements on the table. If you’re more into the prints and patterns, (which we fully support!) pick a pattern with one or two colours that will repeat elsewhere in the table decor. For added interest, try mixing a pattern with solids to create a dynamic look.
Next, think about dishes and cutlery. Whether you like more traditional or modern white is always a classic. If you want take things up a notch add accent dinnerware with colour or texture. An earthy clay tone or a punchy black will elevate any table setting. Also, think about different shapes like square or rectangular, both can add a nice touch of drama. We love all the new finishes we are finding in cutlery right now and all at very reasonable prices. Our best advice: stick to classic shapes. Black, gold, hammered silver cutlery are all great option, just make sure they have classic lines and not just a look that is on trend right now.
Finally, think about centrepieces. Here is where everything comes together, whether you’re into loud and bright colours, or soft cozy tones this is the time to shine. If you’re into the colourful option, we love the idea of adding two contrasting colours. Mustard accents pair beautifully with warm plum coloured florals or natural greens with orange accents. If you’re more into neutrals, texture if your best friend. Texture is best used to emphasize layers and create differentiation amongst them. We love white pumpkins for this time of year.
If you’ve been looking for the perfect way to bring these trends to your home this year, you’re in the right place. We believe that anything is possible with a little creativity and imagination. Our team would love to help you freshen up your space. Contact us today to get started at firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to hear from you! We would also love to see on social media, so let us know which trends are your favourite over on our Instagram page @si_and_oui.