How to Warm your Home with Natural Decor this Autumn

How to Warm your Home with Natural Decor this Autumn

In the summer months, we were trying to cool off, and now that autumn has arrived the cooler temperatures are a welcomed change! While it may be cooler outside, inside your home can still have warmth of inviting appeal with natural decorative items. From your front door to your dining room table, use these simple and easy ideas to bring nature and fall together in unity.

  • Natural textures and sights:  Depending on where you live, autumn inspiration may be right in your backyard. From fallen leaves of deep reds, gold’s, and browns to pinecones and acorns, these all make beautiful centerpieces. Whether in a hurricane glass vase around a candle for your dining room table, or scattered amongst a fresh bowl of red apples on your kitchen counter. Bring nature into your interiors with simple everyday organic items that don’t require any cost, just your creativity.
  • Enlist your senses into the season: Fall decor can be visual but it also can involve your other senses like smell.  Pumpkin pies, cinnamon apple cider, and first burning of your fireplace are all welcome aromatic ways to make your home feel full of autumn inspiration. Consider using candles, incense, or boil a pot of spices – cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg to instantly transport your home into fall mode.
  • Use autumnal colors in your interiors: Gold, rust, deep hues of brown are all direct correlations with nature. The falling leaves can be mimicked in your home with colorful throw pillows, or by painting your walls warm neutral tones of creamy beiges and browns. Change out your bed linen for colorful and rich jewel tones of burgundy, and burnt umber for a colorful punch to your bedroom. In bathrooms, bath linen, shower curtains, and decorative vanity pieces will make your bathroom feel heavenly.

Embrace the season with all that autumn has to offer. If you have a porch, decorate it with hay bales, raffia, pumpkins and gourds for a natural appeal for a decorative relaxing seating area. You will be surprised how your home can transition into the seasons simply and beautifully. If natural items aren’t readily available around your home, try an arts and crafts store – to make it look like you picked your nature display items just yesterday! Go ahead, enjoy the fall, before you know it, winter will be closing in, and you will wish those gorgeous hues of autumn would return!


Ronique Gibson is an Associate Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, who has been in the design industry for over 13 years. Her writing at Freshome and Stagetecture encompasses her love for architecture, interior design, and family solutions to help make your home the best place it can be.


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    Comment by Allen@Austin Carpet Cleaning: Oct 6, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    Thanks Ronique for the tips. I am timid about colors but I have stared changing the color of my house since it’s seasonal. I also purchased some pillows and started changing decors.

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    Comment by Jeff@Lemonade Business: Oct 18, 2011 at 10:45 PM


    Having that warm welcome is key to quickly forgetting the cold weather when you walk inside. Dominating as many senses as quickly as possible does the trick: The sites, the sounds, the smells. Leave some crunchy leaves on the front porch to also hear and feel the signs of autumn.

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