Fall Decorating for Your Gerstad Home
One of the best times of the year in Chicago is fall. Leaves changing colors, fresh outdoor smell, pumpkin spice latte coffee or tea, lead up to this festive holiday season! Even though this season will be different because of COVID-19, you can still kick off the season by decorating your home for fall.
Add some gourds, pumpkins, and more! If your kids are doing remote learning, take them on a nature walk to gather up pine cones for decoration. Plus, simple additions like dining room decor, cozy blankets, pillows and wreaths can make a huge difference.
Here are some of our favorite tips that you can incorporate into your Gerstad home.
Decor for the front door:
Since the front door is the first thing your guests will notice when they visit you, it is important to give this space a warm welcome feeling. For example; kick off the holiday season in style by adding piles of pumpkins and gourds at your front door. Use some potted mums to add some additional color.
Dining room decor:
Placing a fall centerpiece is the perfect way to give this space a seasonal makeover. A fall themed centerpiece created by you is a great way to express yourself and your creative side. Add a deep wooden bowl filled with some gourds, pumpkins and greenery to bring in those rich fall colors. Visit your local Farmers Market for some fall fun with the family and purchase the items while shopping there. If you are looking for a local Farmer’s Market near your Gerstad community, check out this blog with a list of some to visit.
Blankets and pillows are another great way to add some seasonal charm to any room plus they are useful on a chilly night. Place a huge, cozy soft blanket with matching pillows in your living room and bedroom. You won’t have to reach far to bundle up on those cold fall nights when sitting in front of your fireplace.
Hints of fall colors:
When fall arrives, it is the perfect time to introduce warm, rich and cozy colors. The most popular fall colors to incorporate are on the warmer side such as; red, orange, taupe, olive and autumn red. These are all great colors to add to your home or outside decor. Give your home a comforting style by adding fall colors with certain items. For instance; throw pillows, table accessories or an accent rug in the hallway. These are affordable and quick changes to bring the fall season into your home.
Be prepared for cold weather:
For many Chicagoans, fall means the wintery weather is around the corner. Protect your foyer floor from muddy or snowy shoes by placing an easy to clean rug. Place an umbrella stand, coat hanger or boot tray next to the front door so your family has a place to put their rain and snow gear.
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