Friday, September 10, 2010
Home Design Tips
Fall is in the air. We think we are all ready for autumn after this long hot summer. These are a few easy and inexpensive ideas to decorate your home for fall.
**Indian corn, pine cones and gourds can be festive decorations that fit well from the beginning of September until Thanksgiving. Pick some that are unique in shape and color and gather some in a basket to put on your floor in a corner or on your kitchen table. Tiny pumpkins and gourds can be tied with fall colored ribbons and scattered about the house.
**Put a festive fall table cloth on your table. Solid colors of crimson, burnt orange or yellow look fantastic when you put on a centerpiece of gourds, corn, colored leaves or flowers.
**Fill a basket with apples. Fresh picked from the North Georgia mountains, of course!
**For a simple and beautiful fall arrangement that will last throughout the season, place a perfect single pumpkin on a platter or wooden tray. Add branches of silk leaves, a few ears of dried corn, sprigs of wheat, and dried berries for the finishing touches.
**Be sure to spread some potpourri about the house. Pumpkin potpourri brings a wonderful fall scent into the home and its colors are perfect for your fall décor as well.
**Burn lots of candles. Candles bring a nice warmth to your house when the air starts to get chilly.
**Mums are the perfect fall foliage for your home. Mums are quite inexpensive and come in beautiful fall colors of yellow, crimson, mauve and purple. A huge pot on your fireplace hearth will create that fall feeling.