I simply love the fall months in my previous home of Southern California and even more so now in Fairfield County Connecticut.   There are signs of fall colors all around, vegetables taste the absolute best in the fall, and the weather is nicely cooling down.

A change of seasons signals a change for home décor as well.  Let’s celebrate the arrival of fall with some colorful decorations both indoors and out.


A Colorful Front Porch:

Planting a series of potted fall color at the entry easily creates an inviting entry.  Good plant choices are mums, marigolds and dahlias.  I like picking one species and repeating it in each pot.  This creates a rhythm and leads the eye and your guests to the front door.



Welcoming Guests:

Nothing says “welcome” more than a decorated entry table. A console or accent table placed near the front door is a perfect spot to display seasonal color.  This fall, make an arrangement of gourds and pumpkins and apples around a pumpkin colored candle or vase.

fall leavesBring Nature Indoors:

A glass vase filled with red maple branches creates a dramatic fall arrangement, especially if that color appears in pillows or upholstery throughout the room.  Leading the eye through repetition of a color is an effective design element.


Bountiful Centerpiece:

When entertaining this month, consider creating a harvest centerpiece.  A woven cornucopia found at local craft stores could be spray-painted a harvest gold (spray outdoors only) and then filled with gourds, pumpkins, twigs, berries and leaves.  You’ll have so much fun making this, and your guests will be so impressed.

Fall Inspired Patio:

Remember to decorate your outdoor rooms this fall season with inexpensive accents.  Affordable throw pillows can give an outdoor sofa a fresh fall look.  Switch out your white outdoor candles for pumpkin colored candles, and fill a rustic tray with some acorns, Indian corn and miniature pumpkins.  Now plant some mums in your outdoor pottery for a showy display of autumn colors.


Is your home ready for holiday entertaining?   Consider hiring a professional!  Tami Smight Interiors offers interior and exterior design services for one room or your entire home in Fairfield or other areas of Fairfield County.  Please call today (203) 677-1161.

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