How To: Make Your Home Festive For Fall

by | Oct 20, 2020 | Uncategorized

Decorating for the holiday season is always a sure-fire way to get you into the spirit! With celebration looking a little different this year, it may be the only way to retain a sense of normalcy.

The design experts here at McDonough Construction have put together a list of how to dress up your home for fall. If you are a bit lost on where to start, read further!

Fall décor “musts”

Everyone has a different style when it comes to their personal décor tastes. However, there are traditional fall décor items that fall into almost every realm of design types.

  • Replacing throw pillows and blankets with fall hues such as burgundy, mustard, and amber.
  • Add seasonal flowers and greenery. For fall, think dried grasses, mums, eucalyptus, and leaves.
  • Fall candles! Need we say more.
  • Don’t forget the little touches. Items often overlooked are kitchen towels, placemats, welcome mats, and even wall art.

Analyze the fall 2020 trends

While fall colors tend to be the same year-round, trends vary from season to season.

This year – we have been noticing a ton of organic touches. This includes:

  • Pottery
  • Real pumpkins and gourds (especially the “imperfect” ones)
  • Branches and dried grasses
  • Straw and jute baskets

Another notable trend is the use of patterns during this season. Plaids are still a popular “go-to” but fall florals, simple stripes, and paisley have been added to the mix.

Make it cozy

The best part about decorating for fall is how effortless it is! When we think fall, we think of warmth and comfort. That means slouchy pillows and fluffy blankets fit in just perfectly.

Try staging an inviting coffee station by replacing your brews with a seasonal choice and put out some festive mugs.

Nothing says fall like a warm beverage on a comfy couch.

Create the ultimate fall feast

Another thing that screams fall is gathering as a family to enjoy a comforting and delicious meal.

Many of us do not use a formal dining room anymore, but for those that do, this space is crucial to change out from season-to-season.

By owning different dinner sets and centerpieces for the seasons, you are subconsciously relating precious memories with these specific sets.

So, while you are putting out your fall dinner set, reminisce on the past fall seasons’ festivities and the good times that came with it.

Also, turkey just tastes better on fall dinnerware versus your everyday china. It’s a fact!