Five Tips for Decorating for Fall

Pumpkin spice season is upon us! Fall is a great time of year in Chicago, with the leaves changing colors, the fresh smell of the outdoors, and the lead up to the festive holiday season! A great way to kick it off is to decorate your home for the fall. Pumpkins, gourds, pine cones and more! Simple additions like wreaths, dining room décor, and cozy blankets can make a difference. Here are a few of our favorite tips so you can start incorporating these design ideas into your new Gerstad home.

Introduce hints of fall colors
Fall is the perfect time to introduce warm, rich and cozy colors. Some of the most popular fall colors land on the warmer side like autumn red, orange, taupe, or olive. These are all great colors to add to your décor. Give your home a comforting vibe by adding fall colors to certain items in the room such as; throw pillows, table accessories or accent rug in the living room. These are quick and affordable changes that will last through the fall season.

Use Cozy Blankets
A huge, soft, cozy blanket is the perfect decoration for your living room or bedroom. Blankets are a great way to add some seasonal charm to any room plus they are useful. Bundling up on those chilly fall nights when sitting in front of your fireplace is a perfect way to end the day.

Dining Room
A fall centerpiece for your dining room is the perfect way to give this space an annual makeover. A fall themed centerpiece is a great way to express yourself and get creative. Add a deep wooden bowl with some pumpkins, gourds and greenery to bring a fall feel into the space. Visit the local farmers market for some fall fun with the family and purchase pumpkins and gourds while you are there. Stay tuned for our blog which will feature the best Apple Orchards and Pumpkin patches right around your Gerstad community.

Front Door Décor
Celebrate the holiday season in style by adding piles of pumpkins and gourds with potted mums at your front door. The front door is the first thing guests notice when they visit you, so it is important to give this space a warm welcome. You can place a wreath on the front door decorated with red, orange and yellow flowers for a simple and easy way to get started. Go down to your local hardware store and pick up a 3M Door Hanger Hook which will make the hanging up and removing of the decoration a breeze.

Prep for Cold Weather
For many of us, fall means the beginning of wintery weather and holiday guests. Protect your foyer’s floor from the muddy or snowy shoes with an easy to clean rug. Position an umbrella stand, boot tray or even a coat hanger near the door so guests know where to keep their rain or snow gear.

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