Today, we have a featured guest post! Alexandra is sharing her favorite ways to spruce up our homes in the cooler Autumn months, inspired by homes in Brooklyn. Keep reading for her tips and ideas! Check out her links at the bottom of the post for more information.
Make the Room More Festive this Autumn
By Alexandra Jacobs
Autumn leaves are falling, and the scene is absolutely picturesque in New York and the surrounding boroughs. As people prepare for the autumn season, many people are integrating rust, orange, reds and brown colors into their trendy Brooklyn homes to provide a cozy autumn feeling. From rust colored prints to festive centerpieces, Brooklyn homes are featuring some of the most inviting and appealing autumn décor. Here are a couple of ways to bring the colors of autumn indoors:
Try a New Color on the Walls
Try a new yellow or rustic color on the wall. A simple change of a wall color can add intrigue to the room. Many people paint the whole room for autumn and other people may only paint an accent wall. An accent wall may be just what is needed to give the room a festive feel. So, try painting a wall for the autumn months to give the place a new perspective and look.
Add Festive Paintings
Many antique and vintage shops in Brooklyn are excellent places to find rust color paintings.
These paintings often add incredible intrigue to a room. Many incredible bargains can be found online. Try venturing to an antique shop to find paintings in fall colors or with a fall theme. Changing out a simple photograph can be the change that is needed to transform a room for the fall.
Image: The Creative Paige
Centerpieces and arrangements can spruce up a room. Dried flowers and gourds may also add autumn festivity to a dining table or a dining room. During Halloween, pumpkins can be added to a table with scented candles to add ambiance. The ambiance will set the mood in the room and make it enjoyable for kids. Parents often involve kids in the process of making jack-o-lanterns and other centerpieces. Parents feel better when they can involve the kids.
Add accessories, such as pillows, in autumn colors to spruce up the pillows. In bedroom, add a rust-colored duvet cover or a knitted throw. The bathroom can be inviting by adding festive colored towels or drapery. Area rugs are common accessories that can be found at flea markets and sometimes at Brooklyn antique stores. Diligent shoppers can find all types of autumn items at the Brooklyn flea market or other vintage shops.
Fall Décor Can Make the Room Feel More Festive for Autumn
Go ahead and spruce up your room for the holidays. Even the smallest change can make the room feel like an autumn escape. If you don’t have many trees in your neighborhood, try a local park or head to the countryside to find some inspiration for your autumn room.
The colors will inspire you and help you find just what you need to make the room a festive place for people to gather and enjoy the season. Don’t wait. Go shopping at your favorite Brooklyn flea market and antique market.
Image: Young House Love
Alexandra is a travel enthusiast who loves to write about fashion, beaches, food, and the wonderful things in the world. She provides her own insights on vacationing to the blogosphere. If you would like to learn more about her, follow her @alexsjourneys or visit her blog alexsjourneys.wordpress.com