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Living in the South, we’re used to 90-degree days weeks into September that leaves us longing for fall weather. In the Triangle, it might still be quite warm outside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look inside to add elements of nature, coziness, and rusting hues as we anticipate cooler nights and changing leaves. Decorating your home for the upcoming season doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, you can probably accomplish the look you’re trying to achieve by repurposing and adding to your existing home decor. Some of the new home communities in the Triangle provide the perfect opportunity to decorate however you’d like as we say goodbye to summer. Without further ado, here are some of our favorite ways to bring fall into your home.
Pile on the pumpkins
Starting with the obvious, pumpkins are a simple yet easy way to add fall to your home. As a part of the squash family, the options are truly endless when it comes to varieties of pumpkins and options available. Stack them, pile them, line them, or even nestle them into a fall foliage. If you have a certain color scheme in your home that you want to stick to, spend an afternoon with your family painting pumpkins to match your decor. At Lakeview by Meritage Homes, several of the floorplans offer a dining room space that serves as the perfect spot to create a table runner out of pumpkins.
Bring fall to your porch
We’re all fans of curb appeal, which is why fall is the perfect time to use materials such as leaves, twigs, and pinecones as free decor that’s sure to wow your family and friends. Mums are the unofficial “fall” flower, and that’s because they pair well with other fall decor. If you do nothing else, grab several mum plants and place them by your front door to add color. The homes at Jackson Manor in Northern Wake County have plenty of both front porch and screened-in porch options to enjoy this fall where decorating options are endless!
Switch out your summer pillows and blankets
Summer is the season of warm tones, light-colored fabrics, and soft color palettes. For the fall, change your throw pillows and blankets to something seasonal. With options at every price point, there are so many fun choices for pillows and blankets with fall sentiment. In 2021, we’re seeing a lot of navies, army greens, clays, and red tones in decor.
Spice up the mantel
While grabbing a fleece blanket and a mug of apple cider is great, if your mantel is lacking fall coziness, your perfect scene will be missing that finishing touch. Bring fall into the room using your fireplace as a statement to the upcoming season. Hang a “Welcome Autumn” banner, line your mantel with greenery and pumpkins, or add a chalkboard over the space and draw on some flames if you’re not quite ready to light the real fire yet. Speaking of fireplaces, Seaforth Preserve is a luxury new home community near Chapel Hill that offers 17 opportunities to bring your dream home to life this fall. We can’t wait for you to check out the mantels!
While we enjoy the arrival of football season in the Triangle and lots of family-friendly activities all over the Raleigh-Durham area, don’t forget to check out all of our new home communities at www.newhomesandideas.com. It’s time to find your perfect new home so you too can enjoy decorating it for the season.
By Kendra Stowe