How to Transition Summer Decorating Trends into the Fall

Are you someone who loves to extend the summer season way past Labor Day? If so, we have the perfect solution. Take summer home design trends straight into fall. The weather may not agree with you, but your home decorations sure can. While decorating for fall is one of the best parts of the autumnal season, this is one way you can get the best of both worlds!

Here are five ways you can transition summer decorating trends into the fall:

  1. Neutral Beach Colors Become a Fall Backdrop This year, neutrals remain a top design trend and are an excellent way to transition from summer to fall. Take your inspiration from summer days spent at the beach by decorating with hues of white, ivory, pale grey, or beige. Then, you can add pops of color via throw pillows, blankets, rugs, and vases to reflect the changing seasons.
  1. Make the Color of the Year Work Overtime Speaking of a pop of fall color—Illuminating is one of Pantone’s® Colors of the Year. This bright, sunny yellow will seamlessly take you from summer sunshine into the cozy days of fall. Incorporate this color into your home decor through your accent pieces, or go big and repaint one of the rooms you spend the most time in. The best part is that it perfectly complements the reds and oranges typically found in fall decor.
  1. Think Differently About Minimalism Minimalism isn’t about empty spaces. Instead, think of it as allowing the sun to shine through the room, even in the dead of winter. Unnecessary or extra furniture pieces can block out or absorb the sunlight. To combat this, make sure you only have furniture that is absolutely necessary for your room. For example, you could use shelves to display books and knick-knacks instead of a heavy bookcase. Even though outside might be frigid and cold, when sunlight pours into your space, you’ll be reminded of warm, sunny days.
  1. Use Lighter Fabrics for Window Treatments and Throw Blankets Summer breezes make us think of light fabrics that move with the wind and allow air to flow. One way to transition from summer into fall is to hold off on pulling out the heavier winter blankets. Go with transitional blankets in a lighter fabric made of linen or bamboo. Or opt for curtains made of cotton voile, flax linen, or sheer silk. These options will bring airiness to the room while still giving you some protection and privacy.
  1. Swap Your Plants for Those in Season Summer is synonymous with time spent outdoors, and using indoor plants remains another top décor trend in 2021. So, one of the easiest and quickest ways to transition from summer into fall is to add more natural elements into your living space. Try this out by decorating with potted plants, pumpkins, and gourds. Aside from the seasonal greenery, there are plenty of ways to bring the outdoors in when you’re decorating.

If you crave an endless summer, then these decorating tips are perfect for you. Taking summer design trends and tweaking them for the fall enables you to soak up every last drop of the season before the temperatures drop below freezing. Contact us to schedule your free in-home design consultation when you’re ready to transition your home from summer to fall.

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