Home Decor

5 easy ways to transition your decor to fall

The mercury is dropping and the leaves are changing. It’s time to bring out the cozy layers, dark hues and rustic autumnal accents.

Add a dark rug. You don’t have to overhaul your home’s whole decor to make it feel seasonally appropriate. Mixing in a few hits of dark hues here and there can dramatically change the overall vibe of your home, taking it from fresh, casual summer to well-worn fall.

Dark entryway, Photo Roberto Caruso

This plum-coloured rug matches the feel of cooler temperatures. (Photo Roberto Caruso.)

Pile on the throw pillows. There’s no need to put away your summer pillows for the year. Simply add a few in fall colours — think burnt reds, inky blues and mustard yellows — to the mix. Plus, the more pillows to sink into, the better.

Living room, Photo, Sian Richards

Don’t be afraid to mix colours, textures and patterns when it comes to your throw pillows! (Photo, Sian Richards.)

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Change your bedding. There’s just something about the crisp air that makes us want to hunker down in a pile of cozy blankets. We’re all about the layers — if you have a white bedspread, try incorporating some fall-hues at the foot of your bed with a chunky throw. Or, if you if you like to change things up completely, opt for a patterned bedspread in a warm and inviting colour.

Chatelaine bedding Photo, Sian Richards

Chatelaine Home Collection Vintage Italian 3-Piece Duvet Set, The Shopping Channel. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

Have fun with your centerpieces. We love fresh, blooming flowers in the summer…almost as much as pumpkins in the fall. For an easy and impressive effect, try gilding some pumpkins with gold leaf.

(Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Fall crafts are the best crafts. Have fun with your table centrepieces. (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Introduce a few autumnal accents. Sometimes, the smallest accessories can make the biggest statement. Toss an extra throw blanket over a chair, introduce a glazed dark green vase or add a rustic-looking mug to your collection. Now all you need is a chai latte.


We love fall accessories. (Photo, CB2.)

Feeling inspired? Here are some of our favourite fall picks:

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