5 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Santa Cruz Home This Fall

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 11:41am.

The leaves are turning color, the kids are back in school, and the hearty soup recipes are coming out of the cupboard. It’s time to bench the surfboard and the bikini in favor of your favorite reading spot and a cup of tea, but why not bring a bit of festive fall spirit into your home while you’re at it?

Here are five easy ways to do it.

1. Candles

In the season with the warmest hues, what could be warmer than candles? Maybe pick up a candle with a festive scent. Perhaps pumpkin spice? Apples and cinnamon? There are plenty of options to choose from. Alternatively, try dressing up a mason jars with leaves or a coat of paint to make your own crafty candle holder.

2. Centerpieces

If ever there was a season for centerpieces it’s fall. Zip out to the store and buy one, or go for an afternoon stroll and come home with a collection of brightly colored leaves, pine cones, branches, and flowers to artistically arrange in a glass bowl or wicker basket. If you want to go that extra mile, pop in a candle or a miniature pumpkin.

3. Rugs

Nothing helps brush off the chill of a hardwood floor on a cool morning like a thick rug. Rugs can add a playful pop of color or provide that final little something that ties together a room. Additionally, in an open-concept home, rugs can be a fantastic tool to help divide one area from the other.

4. Flowers

One of the saddest things about seeing summer go is watching the flowers go with it. However, there are plenty of flowers that do bloom in the cooler months that can add a bit of vibrancy to all that West Coast greenery. New England asters come in white, blue, pink, or purple, and goldenrod offers a friendly burst of yellow. There’s even a perennial sunflower that blooms in the fall.

5. Pumpkins

Pumpkins are the iconic symbol of fall. Miniature pumpkins can make cute additions to a coffee table or mantelpiece, while full sized pumpkins can be fun to place on your doorstep or by the bottom of a staircase. Change up your look by mixing in a few gourds or add a coat of paint. Another perk, by the time Halloween rolls around, is that you’ve already got your pumpkin; it just needs to be carved.

Think about those warm colors and natural touches and get creative. This is just the tip of the iceberg. In the same way great furniture arrangements can make a space feel welcoming and artful, decorative touches can add that final homemaking element that makes a place look truly great. So, if you’re looking to sell this fall, give your home that extra little boost, and make your cozy abode a bit cozier.

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