Autumn and its deep, powerful beauty is spreading across Greater Prescott, bringing crisper temperatures and a revived appreciation of the word “cozy” and all it represents. It’s time to bring touches of the year’s most vivid season into your décor, even if you’re not interested in doing a full seasonal makeover.
Warm tones with neutrals
Warmer, earthy shades of pink, griege (blend of gray and beige), brown and orange have been having several moments this year so creating that fall vibe should be easier than usual. Pairing neutrals with these colors brings a sophistication for the season without giving up the coziness.
Adding fall-toned rugs, pillows, table runners, florals and throws will make your home more seamless with the outdoors.
Layers and texture everywhere
Layers add complexity and nuance while communicating the nice chill in the air outside — just think how piling thicker fabrics on top of yourself enhances snugness.
Look for super-chunky woven blankets of wool, shimmery sheaths of cashmere and dependable quality cottons. The texture these layers add creates even more interest in your space and draw family and visitors more deeply into the space.
Use natural materials
Our yearning for earthy materials at home should be appeased any time of year, but even more so in the fall as we begin to spend more of our time indoors. Baskets are an increasingly popular way to bring natural textures into our sphere for both storage and décor, with multitoned shallow baskets making waves as wall art.
Wreaths, pebbles, branches, feathers, grasses, leaves and flowers are tried
and timeless materials to amplify earthiness.
Transitioning into winter
Once we get past Halloween some people are ready to leave the autumnal era behind as we move toward winter festivities, and the rest of the pack comes as we sprint toward and then past Thanksgiving.
It doesn’t have to be an abrupt makeover — it’s easier to do it more gradually by changing out the fall-toned leaves and blankets for cooler whites and evergreen hues, then putting up a lighted tree without ornaments and adding baskets of ornaments just in time for Turkey Day.