Our team at Kelson Group love to help our residents live better by providing clean, quality apartments. We love this time of year when residents start to decorate their space for fall. Halloween and Christmas are big events many people decorate for, but Thanksgiving often falls off the radar. Decorating for fall in general is a really nice way to mark the transition in season and take time to highlight the warmth and abundance it brings.
We've highlighted five easy ways to bring the essence of fall into your space. Use these ideas to amp up your Thanksgiving or to add some seasonal spice to your space.
Painted gourds or no-knife pumpkins: this is a great multi-use idea. Grab some colourful gourds and either paint or draw on them or leave them plain. Grab different sizes for visual variety. You can even dip them in glue and cover them with glitter. The options go as far as your imagination! Use these "gourdeous" decorations until Halloween when they can then turn into jack-o-lanterns, then be turned into delicious soups, sides, or pie!
Autumn leaves: quite possibly the easiest way to bring colour into your home. Collect assorted sprigs of fall leaves and place them in vases around your home. When you're done with them, simply compost these sprigs and leaves!
Cranberries and candles: this décor idea is good for feeling festive during the winter too! Use varying sizes of clear glass vases and fill the first inch or two with real or artificial cranberries, depending on how long you plan to display them. Add a tealight (battery operated or real) and voila-instant fall ambiance!
Bundles (grass/husks): depending on where you live, tall grasses may be easily accessible right outside. If not, most dollar and craft stores carry an affordable selection of tall grasses, corn husks, and dried fall plants that can be bundled up into chic fall accents. Add a ribbon of burlap to turn the bundle into a wreath or sheave for doors and windows.
Harvest centrepiece: any of the aforementioned items could also be used in a decorative fall centrepiece. Build in a bit of green by building the centrepiece around a few small succulents. Fill in smaller spaces with sprigs of rosemary or pine to create some dimension and bring a faint fall scent to your table.