The 11 Best Tips For Fall Decorating
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By Natasha Burton
Want to bring the beauty of fall into your home? We asked 11 top designers how they enhance their spaces with seasonal touches, including scented candles, colorful foliage and more.
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"One of my favorite tips for fall is to layer various metallics, such as unpolished silver, pewter, iron and gold," says Jillian Harris, creative director of Charlie Ford Vintage, a home decor website. Harris also recommends displaying a mix of old urns and trophies—a big trend right now—for a historic feel.
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HGTV designer and lifestyle expert Sabrina Soto offers this quick fall fix: "Add a pop of autumn color with pieces covered in lush fabrics like velvet," says Soto.
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Design duo Bob and Cortney Novogratz adore decorating at this time of year: "We love to bring nature into our home, with wildflowers, pumpkins and red autumn leaves in a vase. Years ago we designed and created a huge 'peace' wreath out of found branches. It's not only perfect for the fall—you can leave it up all year round."
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Interior designer Nate Berkus likes anything that feels handmade or woven—like baskets, for instance—to add texture and warmth. "They can hold logs by the fireplace or [be used] as catch-alls by the front door for shoes and boots," he says. "I love the idea of a sleek entry table with baskets tucked underneath. The mix of a polished piece and something more organic always works."
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"Living in L.A. means we have to create our own seasons, and my favorite way to do that is with flowers," says Max Humphrey of Burnham Design. "To me, this means sunflowers, deep, dark calla lilies, rich red chrysanthemum, dahlias and other varieties with harvest hues. I grew up on the East Coast so I do anything I can to define the seasons out here in California."
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"I like to take a look in my own backyard for decor," says Cuffhome's Wendy Schwartz, an interior design and home decor shop. "I cut pomegranate branches so that they hang over a vessel opening, then add a loose handful of tree hydrangea stems," she says.
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"My mantra is always to be creative, but also purposeful when it comes to decor," says designer and entertaining expert Mark Addison. "Decorate with items and ingredients from the pantry—create a centerpiece using clear glass containers, which you already may own, with natural, seasonal elements like fruits and nuts, or even grains and beans."
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Maya Williams of Maya Williams Design recommends using fresh modern fabrics in traditional fall colors. Consider creating a tablecloth and napkins—much easier than reupholstering a piece of furniture for the season.
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Rosanna Bowles, designer and creator of Rosanna Inc. tableware, spruces up her dining table with this idea: "To create a warm and cozy centerpiece, mix fall foliage around candles in glass containers. The leaves combine with candle light for beautiful accent."
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"My number-one fall decorating tip is all about throw blankets" says Kara Smith, president of sfa design. "Invest in chunky knit or cashmere throws in colors of the season like pomegranate and navy."
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Yes, you can use portable fireplaces to warm up on chilly nights, says interior designer Trip Haenisch. Adding, "There's nothing better than having a warm fire at the foot of your bed."
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