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Preparing Your Home for Fall

by Shea Homes Northern California on October 21, 2013

Autumn started on September 22nd this year and many people ventured out for their pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin candles and maybe a new pair of boots. This time of year represents, for many, the start of the home decorating season. Gourds replace fruit in baskets, leaf garlands adorn mantels and wreaths are hung on front doors all around the nation. There is something so cozy about a home draped in fall colors.

It’s easy to visit your local craft shop or department store to stock up on new fall decor, but adding your own special touch can give your fall house that home feel.

Fun with Pumpkins

Pumpkins are iconic, especially during the month of October. However, pumpkins don’t always have to be carved, matter of fact, they don’t always have to be orange! Give your pumpkins a pop of color, or distress them to match the rustic feel in your home.

Paint your pumpkin with chalk paint and run a brick or other rough surface over the top to distress it.

Collect leaves from your yard, or while on a hike. Place them on the pumpkin, spray paint, and bam – you have a beautiful art piece!

Drill holes into your pumpkin with a power drill for a fun look!

Wreaths

Wreaths aren’t just for the holidays. Fall wreaths can spruce up any wall or door in your home, giving it that at home feel.

Here’s a quick way to make a twig wreath your own. Use a CD to cut a perfect circle, cut it into a spiral and twist it on itself to make a cute easy flower!

Making a wreath doesn’t have to be complicated. Click on the picture for a quick tutorial for this wreath!

Candles

Candles can add an intimate feel to any room whether you’re having a small get together with friends or a quiet evening at home with your family.

This is a great one to do with your kids. Ask them to search the yard for twigs and break them into pieces together. Adhere them to any glass candle holder with modge podge or other for of adhesive.

Other Decor Ideas

Get creative with fall. Find unconventional crafts that you can complete with your family to make your fall home feel like you.

This project can be done on a rainy day. Click on the picture for a tutorial.

Visit Pinterest for more fall decor inspiration

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