HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR LIVING SPACE FROM SUMMER TO FALL
It’s September, cue the back to school commercials, that ever depressing Green Day song and Ugg season. Welcome to the weird time of the year where — in LA — it’s cold in the morning, 98 degrees in the afternoon and cold again at night. A little time we like to call fall. Don’t worry in a month or two it’ll be cold-ish all day.
Fall decor can be confusing. It’s not quite Christmas, nor is it Thanksgiving. But it’s definitely starting to get cozier in your home. The fireplace that was kept empty all summer now may have a piece of firewood or two in it. The chunky knit blankets that match your itchy sweater are on the couch, and the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks.
You’re probably asking yourself, “What is fall decor and what does it all mean for my living room? My bedroom?” It means you need to warm up the space. Fall decor doesn’t have to be cheesy Thanksgiving-themed pieces or artificial “fall” colored leaves. Swap your cotton sheets for cozy jersey or flannel, lay out a quilt or throw blanket, or add textured, jewel toned throw pillows to your sofa. And trust me — skip the “Give Thanks” pillows and plastic pumpkins.
Pick sophisticated pieces that add to your space without clutter. This not only applies to the living room and bedroom, but to the kitchen and dining room, as well. The kitchen is easy — you can change the fruit bowl on the counter to a fall color and add some squash to it, change the tea towels or add a fall flower arrangement to the table. In the dining room, you can switch out the runner for a darker, heavier fabric or change the centerpiece to an arrangement of fall candles.
Having interchangeable pieces such as pillows, throws and other decor items helps you change the vibe of your space easily. This gives you the ability to create a whole new space without a high cost or starting from scratch. And who likes living in the same space every day, anyway? Fall is about change. Change is good. Isn’t it the only thing we can really count on other than taxes, death and getting ghosted by our latest Bumble date?