FALL TO WINTER DECORATING
Transitioning Your Décor from Fall to Winter
November will soon be past us, and before we can say P-U-M-P-K-I-N, holiday season preparations will be upon us. Whether you’re hosting loved ones at your home or wish to surround yourself with seasonal décor, transitioning from fall to winter can begin early.
This way, you don’t have to deal with the stress of last-minute décor changes. And if you’re planning to buy or make décor pieces yourself, an early start is always helpful.
Here are a couple of ideas to usher in the month of togetherness and coziness!
• Pull furniture away from walls and arrange around the fireplace. Throw in some extra pillows. Get the throws out. Insulate cold floors with rugs for warmth and comfort
• If you’ve already bought ornaments for your Christmas tree or plan to reuse last year’s, arrange them in a wicker basket or wood bowl, and remove once they’re ready to adorn your tree. Alternatively, you can place colorful leaves, pinecones and pears to the bowl/basket.
• Add pine cones to glass containers. Got metal bells and shimmers of glass ball? Add them in too!
• String together pine cones and hang them over your mantel.
• A fresh garland for your staircase or mantel announces the arrival of winter elegantly. To swag garland across a mantel or down a staircase, measure the banister length or mantel width, and calculate 1.5 times that value for the garland.
• Battery-operated LED fairy lights enhance any space in your home.
• A tiered tray with wired baskets filled with faux fruits and pine cones on your kitchen countertop or living room table reminds family members that a sumptuous feast is around the corner.
• Metallic winter décor elements add sparkle and help set in the holiday mood a few weeks in advance.
These are but a few ideas to transition the look and feel of your home from fall to winter. Make sure you check out Pinterest and Houzz for inspiration.