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In Tune with the Seasons: How to Transition Your Home From Summer to Fall

In Tune with the Seasons: How to Transition Your Home From Summer to Fall

As the summer days give way to the cool embrace of autumn, it’s time to transform your home into a cozy fall haven. Fortunately, making the decorative shift from summer to fall is as easy as a few strategic changes. We’ll guide you on the perfect time to decorate for fall and offer tips for creating a cozy, inviting, and perfectly autumnal space.

1. Time your decorations appropriately.

So, when is a good time to decorate for fall? The ideal time to begin autumn decorating is in late September or early October. However, to best ensure your home is in sync with the seasons, take their cue. When the temperatures start to dip and the leaves start to change colors, that’s your sign to start decorating.

The first official day of autumn is at the end of September. So when in doubt, hold your transition from summer to autumn until then.

2. Move from summer colors to warm fall colors.

An impactful way to move your space from summer beach bungalow to cozy autumnal oasis is through your color palette. Summer color palettes are often bright and vibrant – think bright blues, sunny yellows, and crisp whites. A fall color palette, on the other hand, is all about warmth and richness: deep reds, dark greens, creamy beiges, fiery oranges.

Focus on these summer to fall transition colors as you start to make the seasonal switch, whether that’s with wall art, rugs, curtains, dishware, decor items, or bedding. You don’t need to cover your space in these colors, but intentionally swapping out summery colors for these fall options can make a huge visual impact.

3. Swap out your decorative pillows and add cozy throw blankets.

One of the easiest ways to transition from summer to fall is by swapping out the pillows and throw blankets in your living room and bedroom. Put your tropical floral, palm leaf, and novelty fruit print items away, and bring out your moodier, warm toned pieces.

Transform your sectional with cozy blankets and pillows in the autumn color palette of reds, oranges, and browns. And, of course, you really can’t go wrong with a fall pumpkin or “It’s Fall, Y’all” statement pillow, too.

4. Bring some fall nature elements into your home.

Autumn is all about celebrating nature’s beauty. Incorporate fall foliage elements like decorative wreaths, scented pinecones, seasonal flowers, and garlands. You can even use branches with colorful leaves as an easy (and free!) table centerpiece.

Place scented pinecones in decorative bowls or use them as accents in centerpieces to fill your home with the delightful fragrance of the season. Add a well-placed fall wreath on your front door to create a cozy welcome for your guests.

And if you want to decorate with florals, stick to those warm fall colors, like deep reds, creams, and burnt oranges. More muted, matte greenery, like eucalyptus, also works perfectly within an autumn aesthetic.

5. Set the scene by adding a cozy, inviting fireplace into your home.

There’s something magical about curling up in front of a fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate or a warm, home cooked meal. But what if you don’t have a built-in fireplace? One of the most charming additions to a fall-themed home is an entertainment center like the Moreshire TV Stand.

This versatile piece not only provides a cozy atmosphere with a warm electric fireplace, but it also comes with everything you need in an entertainment center. From storage, shelving, and cord management to an easy to manage infrared fireplace. Use the heating setting to warm up your space or turn off the heat to enjoy the ambience.

If you’re hoping for a more thorough home makeover this fall, beyond throw pillows and wreaths, Rent-A-Center is your perfect, budget-friendly solution. Rent furniture items that fit your autumnal theme, and enjoy flexible lease renewal payment options and free delivery to make the process a breeze – a chilly, autumn breeze.

6. Add a few pieces of seasonal artwork.

Trading out your summer decorations for fall-themed artwork is another simple way to instantly transform your space. Some autumn landscapes, warm-colored paintings, and rustic signs can take a room from June to October in seconds.

Pro tip: Grab a few plastic storage tubs for easy organization and storage for your seasonal artwork during their “off seasons.”

7. Embrace the delicious scents of fall!

Did you know that scent has become an important aspect of interior design? When it comes to transitioning your home for the new season, a fall scent is the cherry on top – or, for thematic purposes, the cranberry on top.

Fall candles, diffusers, sprays, and fall-scented cleaning products can make your home smell festive and seasonally appropriate. Pumpkin, apple cinnamon, sandalwood, brown sugar, chestnut – thankfully, there is no shortage of yummy fall smells to choose from!

8. Find the perfect fit for autumn at Rent-A-Center.

Ready to create a home that truly reflects the beauty of the season? When it comes to turning your vision into reality, Rent-A-Center is here to help. With flexible payment options and free delivery, you can furnish your home with ease. Explore our vast selection of fall-friendly furniture options and let the autumnal magic unfold in the living spaces of your home. Shop online or visit your nearest Rent-A-Center today!

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