Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fall Decorating Tips to Welcome the Cooler Weather

With summer on its way out and fall closer than we always expect it to be, it's time to warm up your house with modern décor and accessories that will help fight off the winter blues. There are actually quite a few people who take the time and effort to transform their home from a summer hangout to a warm and cozy winter hideaway with warm tones and soothing furnishings and accessories. If you want to get your home looking nice and inviting for the cooler weather, here are some valuable tips to help you out.

First of all, you need to look to elemental colors for inspiration and to use as a foundation for your décor. Air, Fire, Water and Earth are the elements. Colors inspired by Earth will ground a room, making it calm. Fire inspires boldness, Air inspires open comfort, and Water inspires playful fun and beauty too, of course.

As the air turns cooler outdoors, you are going to want to reflect the warm hues of the fall foliage that nature displays. Take seasonal cues from nature when it comes to colors too- Vibrant golds, deep reds, rich browns and dark oranges are absolutely stunning when used in any and all combination. The colors represent an inspiration and energy that foretells the passing of summer and the arrival of fall. As the days get cooler and the sun sets earlier, you are going to need all the inspiration and energy you can get indoors at it changes form and disappears outdoors.

Don't be afraid to get creative with symbols of the season, such as carving out a pumpkin and using it as a flower vase or using some modern décor with those symbols on it. Throw pillows that go along with the season are always fun, and you don't have to always match your couch with them since they are seasonal. You can always buy flowers to have in your home, no matter what the weather is like outside.

With the increasing focus on the environment, there are plenty of eco-conscious and Earth-friendly products of all kinds for the home that look great and inspire an understanding and respect with nature. These products often incorporate earthy colors and textures; a perfect theme for fall. Choose eco-friendly home products that are PVC-free and 100% recyclable or those made from non-toxic material or sourced from managed forests.

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