Fall is finally here and that means it’s time to change up the colors in your home. You don’t need to keep out your light blues, pinks and nautical stripes; now is when you should pull out fall colors like oranges, reds and golden yellows.

Tips for Brightening Up Your Home for Fall

When you want to bring the colors of autumn foliage into your home, try some of these easy ways to brighten your space:

Add Flowers: Not only will fall-colored flowers make for colorful addition to your home, but they smell great. Flowers are an inexpensive way to liven up a room. To really set the autumn mood, be sure to choose blooms that are in season. You should try Teleflora’s Country Pumpkin – a bouquet set in a pumpkin vase that’s filled with orange, red and gold mums. There’s also Sunny Sunflowers – filled with bright sunflowers and orange roses. Pure Happiness is a bouquet of red roses, bright sunflowers, orange mums and red carnations. Other types of fall perennials include witch hazel, aster, hydrangeas, Russian sage, helenium and monkshood. You can also add some potted plants for eye-catching color pops. You should consider planting lantanas, sweet potato vines and gomphrena for a blossoming porch plant.

Country Pumpkin Bouquet $52.95
Teleflora’s Country Pumpkin Bouquet $52.95

Throw Pillows: One of the easiest ways to brighten up your home for fall is to invest in colorful throw pillows. Natural light will do its work to liven up a space, but when the days are shorter you may find that lively throw pillows can keep things from looking dull. Opt for mix-and-match pillows with different patterns and try to incorporate colors like burgundy, burnt orange, emerald green and gold.

Paint A Wall: If you’re really feeling ambitious or want to tackle a fall project, paint a wall or two. Consider adding autumnal colors such as red, orange or even a darker teal rather than light blues or grays. Changing up the colors will not only add drama but make it feel like a brand new room. For those that don’t want to paint, consider wallpaper. It’s a less permanent solution than paint, and some wallpaper products are easier to install and remove than in the past.

Lay A Rug: To brighten up your home without breaking the bank or spending too much of what little time you have to spare, purchase a patterned throw rug. You can keep your home’s autumn theme by choosing a rug that’s colorful. However, be sure not to choose one that classes with furniture, artwork, curtains or throw pillows.

Create A Welcoming Entrance: Make friends and family feel more welcome when they visit your home by creating a dramatic entrance. Consider lining your steps with fall blooms like sunflowers and mums, greenery and colorful pumpkins. In your entrance, pile pumpkins on a table in a decorative manner so you can show off just how excited you are for fall. An autumn-inspired wreath that’s filled with fall flowers and colors is another way to make for a more welcoming entrance to your home.