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Fall Inspired Design Tips

Fall is finally here and it's fantastic. I love the bright crisp air, the soft sweaters, picking

apples and the warm colors of the leaves that signal the start of the holiday season. It’s also the perfect time to begin transitioning your home decor from the indoor-outdoor ease of summer to a cozy retreat for the colder months.


But for admirers of autumnal layers like me, the season can also be a bit overwhelming. There is certainly no shortage of opportunities to go all out especially since it is as easy as a click of a button. There’s also always that looming temptation to completely redecorate your home.


Luckily there are lots of simple, effective and natural ways to inject your personal spaces with the fragrance of fall — without turning it into the seasonal home aisle.


I have always found that the best way forward is to let nature be my guide and inspire me. Just spending some quiet time observing what’s around you with intention is half the battle. Enjoy the refreshing weather. Go on a walk. Once you know where you are you can start to draw upon what makes the fall season so lovely and invite nature into your home.


Consider using those biophilic elements taken from your own garden or from a local nursery to compliment what’s outside your window. Eucalyptus, dried yarrow bunch, and a pothos plant in a jute basket are just a few fall favorites but there is a lot to choose from. Personally, I love bold, earthy colors like deep green, grey brown and burnt orange.


It’s also smart to take a clue from the seasons themselves and make a less drastic transition. Instead of swapping out large pieces, try making several smaller changes. You can re-cover throw pillows and swap out your bedspread or rug with colors in autumn hues that echo your home’s particular landscape.

When choosing fabrics, lean towards velvets, wools, cottons and even faux leather, which radiate warmth on cooler days and look stunning against brass accents.


Swapping out artworks with botanical inspired images is another subtle change that can make a big impact on the mood of a room. Introducing a few fall-inspired statement pieces — just one or two per room — is another way to warm things up.


Fall is a relaxing time best spent with friends and family, and while the sky's the limit on what you can do to get in the mood, making smart, nature-inspired updates to your home decor will ensure that your in step with the season. Contact us for more fall finds or email info@proshadesign.com.





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