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Bring the Harvest Home: 5 Tips for Fall Decorating

Can you feel it? The weather is getting chillier and the leaves are changing colors. Fall is finally upon us once again. Soon the holiday season will be in full swing, so take a little time now to dress up your porch for the fall. Here are our five tips for your seasonal transformation.

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Start with a color scheme

All great decorating projects start with choosing a color scheme. Go with the traditional fall palette of oranges and reds or opt for a more modern, neutral approach with whites and grays. If those options don’t strike your fancy, try going bold. Take a chance with jewel tones or simply pick your favorite color and a few more colors that go well together.

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Add natural elements

Use the seasonal changes happening all around you as inspiration for your porch décor. Incorporate leaves, flowers, hay bales, pine cones and of course, pumpkins! Choose the real thing for an authentic look or opt for fake natural elements to last all season.

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Cozy up to the season

Fall is a time for snuggling up by the fire and keeping warm in mittens and scarves. Take that theme outside by adding cozy blankets and festive pillows to your every day porch seating. You can even craft your own fall pillows with stencils and some weather resistant paint.

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Paint your pumpkins.

A creative spin on the classic jack-o-lantern. Carving pumpkins can be messy, tough and time consuming, so if you’re looking for an easier option with the same effect, try painting them! Talk about a fun fall activity to try with the kids, too.

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Layer your décor

Now it’s time to put all of your decorative elements together. Place larger décor pieces against your house, and bring smaller elements out in front. Allow your décor to cascade down the stairs if you have them. Perch your favorite pieces on stools or your existing seating. Layering creates an inviting feel to your fall porch makeover.

For more fall-inspired décor tips, visit your neighborhood Orchard today!