During the summer we use to exchange our heavy duvets for lighter ones, which we’ve been kicking off during the night anyway due to the sticky heat. Although no sooner are we managing to adapt to the Mediterranean conditions, the nights start closing in and the threat of rain, wind and chilliness beckons.
As the optimistic rays of summer flickered through our windows this spring many of us would not have been able to resist the urge to alter the décor of our homes to a more ‘summery’ vibe. We carried out the changes we were informed to do such as changing dark, heavy curtains for lighter ones, placing pretty, flowery fabric around the room and exchanging dark colours with pastel tones. Our fit for summer homes may look fantastic but the leaves beginning to curl at the edges is accompanied with a desire to add some vigor of fall season to our interior design.
The good news is that our homes can evolve from summer to fall without too much cost, bother or complication.
As we are far from being fully entrenched in fall yet in this seasonal ‘transitional period’ it would be wise to keep most of our summer décor trimmings and add a few snippets of fall to them. For example, keep all the pretty floral cushions that you were quick to cover your living room furniture with back in the spring but throw ana fall blanket into the mix.
This will create a sense of seasonal change in your living room. The theme could be carried on into the bedroom by placing an orange blanket onto the ‘summer embellished’ bed.
The fruit bowel
You’d be surprised at just how effective a fruit bowel can be in symbolising different moods and seasons. As early summer gives way to mid and late-summer, loading the fruit bowel with apples, pears, clementines, berries and nuts would bring another dimension of fall season to your home.
Faux animal skin
There is nothing quite like faux animal skins to generate a cosy, warming feel. With the hot temperatures being far from over we certainly don’t want to go too overboard on the cosy décor but creating some layers by placing an animal rug on existing rugs and fabrics will add an element of texture. Such textural dimensions are perfect for these periods when we don’t want our home’s décor to be too slanted towards a particular season.
Exchange wallpaper for paint
Your pretty floral wallpaper radiates freshness, summer and breeziness but is somehow looking a little overstretched right now. If you are serious about transitioning your home from summer to fall then replacing the flower-patterned wallpaper with a warm-coloured paint would be an effective solution.
Or perhaps if scraping off all the wallpaper sounds a tad dramatic why not focus solely on one wall? Painting a wall orange, yellow, rust, brown or dark green would add a hint of seasonal change to your home without being too premature in waving goodbye to the summer.