Friday, October 1, 2010
Fall ~ The Perfect Time to Go Au Naturel at Home!
Tip #1: Bring the Outdoors In
Look no farther than your backyard and you will find wonderful natural items that will add life to your surroundings. Beautifully colored leaves, acorns, chestnuts, pine cones, branches, crab apples, bittersweet, and fallen pine needles are just a few of the free treasures nature provides for your decorating pleasure.
Tip #2: Head to the Market
Make a quick stop at your local Farmers’ Market to find more affordable natural wonders to welcome autumn. Look for pumpkins (white ones are a favorite of mine), gourds, Indian corn, mums, apples and pears.
Tip #3: Go with Groupings
Add the biggest impact by layering a number of fall items together in a basket, on a decorative plate, or a fall colored or textured fabric and then display on your dining, entry, coffee or end table. Adding decorative candles in your groupings can warm the look up even more. (Just be careful to have them in safe containers, not to burn them close to flammable items and to never leave a burning candle unattended.)
Tip #4: Warm up Your Palette