We’ve been falling for Fall ever since the return of pumpkin spice! Have you fallen for fall yet or do you need a little inspiration?! We’ve got a handful of tips to help you bring a few seasonal pops of color to your home! Fall decor is one of our favorites – you can go big or small and it’s still eye-catching. Pops of color or pops of neutrals, both are seasonally appropriate! Let’s dive into Old Brick’s 5 Tips to fall for Fall.
1) Add pops of COLOR to your sofa
Most people prefer a neutral color sofa or sectional; think beige, brown, or grey tones. Color pops are perfect for adding seasonal vibes to your space! Consider adding accent pillows in rust, mustard yellow or burgundy tones. Break up the fall tones by incorporating a fun accent pattern amongst them. Printed accent pillows with seasonal phrases on them make for a great conversation starter and add an element of whimsy. Picture a rectangle shaped pillow in a burlap style fabric with the words “oh my gourd” printed on it and mini gourds embroidered in each corner! Have fun with your seasonal styling! See below how we added a handful of toss pillows to our Aidan Ray Sectional and paired it with simple color pop on the coffee table!
2) SCENTS of the season
Fall isn’t just about pumpkins, gourds, and colorful foliage. Seasonal smells can help make your house a home this fall. Cider donuts, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, fresh baked pies, and campfires are just a few! Seasonal candles, oils, and wax melts will bring a fall scent to your home – but be careful, too many pie and cider scents might leave you hungry! If that’s the case, let's talk fall baking – there’s no better scent wafting around the home than some delicious seasonal baking
3) Create a TABLESCAPE
There’s something inviting about pumpkins & gourds in the center of a dining table or even atop a sofa table! Create a full tablescape or an eye-catching centerpiece. Dining tables and sofa tables are calling all you pumpkin, gourd & leaves lovers! That’s right, we said leaves lovers. If you’re a leaf peeper – you might love this next idea. Consider taking 3 leftover vases from flower arrangements you’ve received (or even clear cylindrical candle holders) and FILL them with leaves. (We recommend grabbing a bag of colorful artificial leaves so you can use them again in the future). Now, if you prefer a more natural look, open your back door and start gathering! Once you’ve gathered your leaves, make sure to inspect them -- you don’t want any critters joining you for the holidays! You'll see below where we mixed in a healthy blend of texture + color to our fall harvest tablescape for our Jorie 6pc dining set.
4) DIY Apple & Gourd Candles
Feeling crafty?! These are great to sprinkle throughout your home – just don’t forget where you place them and keep them out of reach of the littles! First, you’ll need tea lights (go wild and get berry colored candles), grab your gourds and get to work! It's super simple -- just hollow out a space in the center of the gourd or apple; make sure it’s big enough to hold your tea light but not too deep. (It may be easier for you to place the tea light on top then draw a circle around it and then get to hollowing!)
5) Keeping it NEUTRAL + NATURAL
While we’re partial to the orange, rust, and burgundy tones of fall, we know a handful of you like to keep things neutral and natural. This is where you’ll want to grab white, green, and yellow gourds and some sprigs of wheat. These gourds will transition out of fall to ring in the colder winter season beautifully. Mix these more neutral notes with natural fibers like burlap or linen. Add glass and mercury elements such as candle holders. …Another fun addition, add a few corn stalks at your entranceway, with a small hay bale. We knew there'd be a few of you looking for a bit of neutral inspiration, that's why we set up two Fall tablescapes for you! We love how the plaid napkins tie in perfectly with the neutral candlesticks + florals we chose for our Madison County 7pc dining set.
Of course, fall décor options are nearly ENDLESS, which is why here at Old Brick we’ve given you a handful of inspirational tips. Take these tips, let your mind wander, and don’t be afraid to play with placements! Maybe set aside some of your year-round décor to make room for a little seasonal fun! If you find yourself using any of these tips, take photos and tag us on socials, we'd love to share them! #myoldbrick.