BRING THE LOOK OF FALL INDOORS WITH THESE AUTUMN INSPIRED TIPS:
TIP # 1: FIND A GREAT STATEMENT CHAIR (OR A PAIR)
They can be vintage. They can be new. The only requirement is that you love them, they are lasting, and comfortable enough to pull up next to the fire or to a window for reading. Pull two into a cozy corner, add art, a small side table and lamp--voila! Instant coziness. Leather is always a great choice: versatile, long-lasting, comfortable, kid friendly, classic.
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TIP # 2: ADD PLUSH PILLOWS AND THROWS
Textiles are key for adding an aura of warmth and coziness and of course, color. Bring in Fall tones of burnt orange, yellow, deep red, and rich brown for the season through pillows and throws. A less expensive and easier update than curtains and rugs. Change the pillows and throws out again in the Spring for lighter hues, if you prefer. Try adding interest through rustic textures such as leather, fur, hide, and canvas.
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TIP # 3: CREATE AMBIANCE THROUGH LIGHTING
The days are shorter, so let's bring on the light. Set the mood for cozy days and nights spent indoors through great lanterns and hurricanes, candelabras, task lighting, and sconces.
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TIP #4: READY YOUR ENTRYWAY
Add functional and welcoming elements such as umbrella stands, coat racks, and hooks to your entryway to give it a layered, yet organized look. Important, to say the least, with the seasonal influx of coats, hats, boots, and umbrellas.
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TIP # 5: BEEF UP YOUR BAR
If you like to keep a stocked bar, make it worthy of displaying the whole week through. What is more welcoming than a hot toddy on a cold day or a fall inspired cocktail? Start with a great tray and try layering in some key pieces: glasses, bowls, bar tools with earthy elements of horn and iron. Use catchalls for everything from olives and nuts to lemon slices. We love mixing in vintage decanters with new ones. Finish them off with our metal decanter tags. See more below...
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