Fall = guests, family and get-togethers. The Corken and Company team loves Colorado in the Fall.
Get your front porch ready for fall festivities with a pair of planters surrounded by an abundance of mums and real or faux pumpkins and gourds. Mix in a few lanterns to add a welcoming glow to evening gatherings.
Looking to decorate inside? Check out these Fall decorating trends:
Cue the Copper:
Copper has continued to grow in popularity, making the glowing material the metal of the moment. Handcrafted of solid copper, this pretty pail turns fresh-cut flowers or a bunch of branches into an eye-catching arrangement. Occasionally polish the copper to maintain its new-penny shine or allow the metal to take on a rich, verdigris patina over time. Learn how to craft your own rustic, hand-lettered tray, below.
Add a Farmhouse Feel:
Freshen up your front porch for fall with our 11 ideas for making it a cozy, welcoming place to hang out and enjoy autumn’s cooler weather and colorful scenery.
Fire Up the Fireplace:
Honestly, who doesn’t love to curl up next to a roaring fire on a chilly day? As inviting as it is — put safety first. Before lighting the season’s first log, have the chimney and fire box inspected and cleaned by a professional chimney sweep.
Warm Up Your Walls:
Move over cool gray, there’s a new neutral that’s warming up today’s hottest interiors. Say hello (again) to warm wall tones. This includes colors like beige and “greige”, that are once again designers’ top pick when it comes to paint colors. Take a cue from designer Sarah Richardson and paint your walls in a soft, wheaty shade that’ll make even a soaring space feel warm and cozy, year round.
Freshen Up the Front Porch:
Get front porch planters ready for fall by swapping out summer blooms or ferns for mums paired with ornamental grasses and sweet potato vine. Add a plaid coir doormat for both a cheery pop of pattern and to prevent cold-weather muck from entering the house.
Spice Up the Guest Room:
If cooler fall weather also means hosting weekend guests, swap out lightweight summer bedding for heavier linens in rich fall shades, like pumpkin, russet or gold, as design diva Candice Olsen did here. Changing just a few key pieces is an easy way to refresh a bedroom’s look, plus your guests will appreciate bunking in such a well-appointed and cozy room. Get more tips for readying a guest bedroom for company, below.
Warm Things Up Indoors:
Take a cue from designer Sarah Richardson and give an open, soaring space (even one as massive as her living room) a snug, welcoming feel by swapping out pillows in lightweight summer fabrics, like linen and cotton, for luxe velvet ones in rich, fall shades. Add a few coordinating throws and get ready to cozy up by the fire.
And, Make Centerpieces Gourd-geous:
Mix fresh with faux to create a bountiful centerpiece for your fall table. Faux gourds and pumpkins are great because you can display them year after year while fresh varieties are also a winner because you can roast them and toast the (delicious!) seeds so nothing goes to waste. For the best of both worlds, mix the two and throw in a few dried seed pods, apples and silk sunflowers for added color and contrast.
Prep for Cold-Weather Guests:
The holiday season means lots of visiting family and friends; providing dedicated space to store their cold-weather gear is key. Designer Sarah Richardson added bump out closets for stashing big items, like coats and boots, and an antique press for gloves and hats.