Today is the first official day of fall, and the chill up and down the East Coast confirms it. It’s about that time to swap swimsuits for leather boots, and lemonade for pumpkin spice coffees. It’s also time to think about phasing out the whites and brights in your home for warmer tones like the browns, reds and corals we’ll soon see on the trees.
You don’t have to throw out your whole living room each season; after all, homes don’t need to be flipped as quickly as our closets. There are a few things you can do to warm the look of your home for autumn (and you’re always welcome to hire one of our interior designers for $250/room if you desire a professional touch!).
Though leathers look great year-round, they especially look good in a home during the warmer months. Now is the time to add a high-quality leather chair to your home so that you can get maximum enjoyment out of it (and take advantage of our semi-annual sale, which ends on September 29, 2014!).
The Eaton chair, above, has a beautiful distressed look to it and looks great in almost any setting, from living rooms and sitting rooms to bedrooms and home offices.
Really up the ante on your fall redecorating by adding a statement piece to your room. The Astor chair, above, may be custom upholstered to your liking. This eye-catching pattern in autumn flavors makes for a great, high-quality statement piece.
Or, you can begin with a smaller piece, like one of our many pillows. These pillows have a wonderful variety of warm fall colors and can add a lot of personality to a vignette.
Once you have a statement piece, move around the room to swap in accessories to complement it. Match a red table lamp to a shade on the fabric, add a wire turreen or a brown hurricane to a table, add a terra cotta throw to a couch, or even stack a few leather-bound books nearby.
Woods, golds, and deep greens also complement a fall room look.
Some of the things you’ll probably want to put into storage are summery motifs like seashells and starfish. It’s also generally a good idea to move out colors that will overwhelm the autumn palette (like pastels, neons, and summer whites) – though there are exceptions to this tip. Replace these bright, summer colors with warmer tones in eye-catching fall patterns like paisleys, plaids, leathers and chenniles.
Images via The Kellogg Collection/Public Domain