Get Your Home Ready for Fall
Get Your Home Ready for Fall
August 28, 2018
Whether or not you’re the leaf-peeping, apple-picking, pumpkin-carving type of person who embraces autumn or just like the idea of seasonal decor, Baker Residential has some ideas to get your home ready for fall.
Get your inspiration from the falling leaves.
The fall color palette takes its cue from nature. The rich hues of crimson red, sun gold, burnt orange, and deep purple represent the harvest—apples, gourds, pumpkins, squash, and eggplants—and flowers that bloom in the fall, like mums, asters, and kale. Bring these colors into your fall decor. Swap out your toss pillows for those with a seasonal theme. Look at the decorative accents around your home (including wall art) and decide which can be stored for the coming months to make room for pieces that provide the look you want.
Bring in the fall foliage—and then some.
Autumn is all about the natural transition from the heat of summer and the vibrant growth of plants, trees, and lawns to the chilly months where nature heads into a dormant state (like many people). Bring the outdoors inside in the fall. Use natural elements for seasonal accents, like pumpkins, gourds, pine cones, acorns, twigs, and autumn leaves. Create centerpieces, from simple to ornate, by blending these pieces together. Dried hydrangea blooms are a beautiful addition to any centerpiece or wreath. With so many colors and shapes for gourds and pumpkins, you can use them anywhere, from your front porch to the bathroom.
Bring hardy flowering plants into your fall home decor. Mums, asters, flowering kale, rudbeckia, and sedum present colorful blooms that are a welcome sight this time of year. Turn a large pumpkin into a container garden by hollowing it out and inserting a pot filled with your favorite fall flowers. Place it by the front door, or anywhere you want a splash of natural color.
Fill a bowl, clear jar, or hurricane lamp with a mix of your outdoor gatherings. Carve a hole in small pumpkins, gourds, apples, or slices of wood to insert a votive candle or tealight.
Make a garland with twine, grapevines, leaves, acorns, and pine cones. Then drape it around your front door, windows, or fireplace mantel. Craft rustic stars by gluing cinnamon sticks or twigs together and hang them from light fixtures and in your windows.
Make sense of the season.
What does fall smell like to you? Is it an apple pie baking in the oven, the pumpkin spice in your latte, or wood burning in a fireplace? There’s a richness to the scents of autumn. With simmering potpourri, scented candles, and essential oils, you can fill your home with the welcome fragrances of fall. If you have pets, however, be careful with essential oils. Dogs and cats have more powerful senses of smell than humans and they may not like the fragrances, and some oils are toxic to them if ingested.
Whether you live in one of our homes or townhomes in New York, New Jersey, or North Carolina, the fall will bring refreshingly cool temperatures. Grab some soft, fluffy lap throws for your sofa and comfy chairs. Fill a basket with clean socks and slippers and keep it handy, by the front door for guests and in the living room.
Enjoy this season of transformation. If you’re thinking about a bigger change, consider Baker Residential’s communities of single-family homes and townhomes. We chose the most desirable locations, with close proximity to all the amenities you need and want. Take a look at what we’re planning, what we have available, and what could be your future! Then contact us to take the next step.