Welcome to Eggshell Home and my blog! I’m happy to be joining a group of talented bloggers to share our homes decorated for fall. If you’re coming from Designing Vibes, thanks for joining us! The links to all the bloggers can be found at the end of this post. Hope you enjoy and feel inspired to welcome fall in!
Fall is upon us and though I haven’t felt that chill in the air quite yet here in the SF Bay Area I’ve added fall touches to my living and dining room to welcome the season. In addition to photos of my living and dining area I’m sharing a few easy tips for transitioning your decor into fall that can be used for any season. You don’t have to buy all new decor, and just a few key pieces lend that fall feel without an over the top theme.
It starts with the color palette. The easiest way to bring in that fall feel is to change up your colors from spring and summer. Jewel tones and darker colors speak fall to me. They warm up a space and bring some richness into a room that was perhaps light and airy for summer. Colors like emerald, mustard, violet, deep pinks, and even black. This photo really inspired my palette.
(Image Source: Christina Lundsteen)
Since my living area is mainly blue I pulled back on the blues and replaced them with dark green, mustard and dark pinks and added a bit more black.
When you use bold colors a little goes a long way. And that brings me to my next tip: changing out the pillows and textiles.
You can see I brought my jewel tone color palette in through changing out a few pillow covers. I pulled a couple from other areas of my home that I already had and added a couple new ones to my collection like these mustard velvet ones and this pink ikat one*. Materials matter too. Thicker velvets are a great fall addition.
Heavier, chunkier, and/or darker throws add so much cozy during the cooler months. Plus there are so many styles, and they are so widely available it’s a must have when decorating. Throwing in a sheepskin or faux fur is also a cozy touch!
These are great low commitment ways to add color, pattern, and texture, especially lovely for achieving that layered look that is great for fall.
What indicates the season more than seasonal botanicals? By botanicals I mean florals and greenery. You can go real or faux if you want low maintenance and to be able to reuse year after year. Again, I brought botanicals in that fit my color palette like all the dark pink florals, the golden yellow branches and green stems of eucalyptus.
Finally, I always shop my home first when freshening up a space because with a little imagination you can redecorate and restyle on a budget. I brought over a black rattan tray and wood bowl from another room. I restyled my coffee table with books, boxes, dishes, and a eucalyptus centerpiece.
Hope you enjoyed my fall home tour and tips! Your next stop on the Welcoming Fall Home Tour is House Full of Summer. Also, be sure to check out lots of inspiration from all the other participants.
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