As the local stores fill up with Halloween costumes and spooky decorations, it’s a great time to give your home a little fall makeover. As you’re swapping out summer décor and making your home cozy, it’s also a perfect opportunity for donating old decor and outdated furniture you no longer like. Here are some tips to make your home fabulous for fall:
- Traditionally the autumn color palette is rich with a variety of oranges, bronze, green and maroon. If you resist decorating because oranges and reds aren’t your thing, be daring and spice up your fall décor with a punch of deep purple, olive, amber or hunter green. The trend in home decorating is very neutral right now, so you can even find plenty of white, cream and gray fall decorations if that’s more your thing.
- The first thing visitors notice is your door, so it’s great to greet them with a beautiful welcoming wreath. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Keep it simple. Natural materials such as wheat and burlap with a few berries or leaves can bring a beautiful, warm, earthiness to your front door.
- While you’re dressing up your entryway, a few mums in tin or galvanized metal pots can make your porch feel festive.
- Inside, a beautiful, soft cable knit throw can bring a cozy feel to your living room. It’s still really warm in South Florida, but you can definitely snuggle up when the a/c is too chilly.
- Adding some plaid to your décor definitely makes for fall feels. You can add a few plaid or flannel throw pillows to your couch or chairs.
- You can use lots of natural materials and things you find in thrift stores to set a beautiful fall dining table. Try incorporating a burlap runner, plaid napkins of other accents, and metallic chargers for a welcoming autumn look.
- Don’t wait for Christmas to dress up your mantle. You can carry the plaid and metallic theme from the table into the living room by adding beautiful mercury glass candlesticks and balancing that shimmer with a plaid runner, and some miscellaneous gourds and pumpkins—there is nearly always a bin of real ones at the grocery store and artificial ones at the craft store.
Don’t forget to schedule 9Pickup to pick up the things you no longer want. See here for an extensive list of acceptable items. Donating old decor has never been this easy!
Unfortunately 9Pickup is currently unable to pick up the following household items through local area pickups: Dishwashers, Wall Units, Large TV’S, Paints & Chemicals, Water beds, Cleaning Solvents