6 Ways to Transition Your Décor Into Fall
This past weekend has marked the end of yet another blissful summer, but with temperatures still high and plenty of outdoor fun yet to be had, we aren’t quite ready to give up that carefree attitude both in life and at home. Before embracing woodsy accents, moody colors, and the warm knits of fall, ease yourself and your décor into the changing season with some of our tips below.
Stripes, rope details, brass accents, and shades of blue are all perfect for a preppy summer look, but come fall, it’s time to tone down the nautical accents in favor of some more transitional decorating. Try mixing in geode or amethyst accents with your shell and sea glass collection to add a different element to your display. In the same vein, a rope light fixture will nicely transition into the new season if you switch out the white lamp shade for something with a little more attitude, like a black drum option.
Trellis designs, stripes, and floral prints are perfect for summer decorating. To extend their life and transition them into your autumn décor, mix these pieces with prints and patterns in colors and textures more suited to colder looks. Opt for ethnic, tribal prints in fall foliage colors, like red and brown, mixed with heavy stripes in colors such as navy and beige.
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We fully support the use of driftwood and coral as decorative accents that add a hint of rustic glamour to a space, but as the weather changes, they can feel out of place if you don’t mix in more autumnal materials. Incorporate ceramic and stone pieces into your tabletop and vignette styling to help bridge the gap between beach and forest in style.
We love a bright white interior and have been singing their praises all summer long, but come autumn, we’re ready for an adjustment. Swap out some of your bright white pieces and accessories for similar items in more subdued tones like ivory and cream. Your space will still feel serene but seasonally appropriate.
In our eyes, gauzy cottons and light linens feel decidedly summer while soft cashmere, warm wool, and textural burlap have a distinctly autumnal vibe. This time of year, feel free to use all of these luxe textures in your home, but incorporate them in colors that may be more appropriate for the time of year. For instance a cream wool or cashmere feels airy while a gray, stone-washed linen is both moody and yet light enough to be appropriate with the lingering summer temps.
We love the color and vibe a few decorative palm fronds bring to our summer setups, but they will look misplaced come fall. Switch out your summer florals and plants for more transitional items like branches and hydrangeas in deep, purpley hues.