Fall Decorating

Interior Designer LeAnne Bunnell shares inspirational images and ideas for fall decorating!—>

Autumn is making an entrance

Fall always feels more like the ‘New Year’ than the first of January for me. As summer fades away and children settle in to school days, it’s time to look again to our homes and get them ready with some fall decorating.  Treat yourself to a new set of coloured pencils….in the form of accessories of course.

One of the best ways to welcome fall is by creating a vibrant and layered entrance to your home.  Introduce warm fall colour  to greet your guests and say hello to your neighbours.  Add texture through autumn friendly plant materials and shots of colour with a few pumpkins and gourds.


Welcome fall colour to your house’s entry:

  • The sun sets earlier and twilight falls quickly. Use candles in large hurricanes to light your entry and guide your guests.
  • Outdoor cushions in fall colours reinforce and repeat the tones in flower pots and the turning tree leaves.
  • Add a new mat at the door to wipe wet and muddy feet and prevent too much of the outside coming in.
  • Use combinations of the abundant colours available in potted mums. Pansies, Black Eyed Susans and some grasses all thrive until well into late fall.  Add dried flowers or other embellishments to round out colours or textures.
  • Incorporate pumpkins and gourds for their shape, colour and texture.
  • No room for a pot or a chair? That’s OK – add a leafy wreath to your door

elle design, author of this feature, is a Interior Design firm in Calgary, Alberta. LeAnne would love to talk to you about designing a space expressly for you. 

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