Posted by Gina O'Brien on 14th Oct 2012


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Autumn is a vibrant time of year—a time when the air turns crisp and the landscape takes on the rich array of color that makes the season unique. Fall offers many opportunities to liven up our country décor by bringing the rich, warm colors of the autumn palette indoors. As you consider the best ways to transform your home from the brightness and heat of summer to the incredible depth and richness of fall, the following ideas may spark your imagination, helping you determine just the right combination of decorative ingredients to make the season your own.

Fall Dining Magic

Try spicing up your dining room table in preparation for autumn entertaining with a richly hued table runner and matching fall placemats. For a simple but striking finishing touch, design your own autumn-themed centerpiece using a four-inch sunflower-embellished  candle pan, placed inside a clear glass vase with your favorite fall pillar candle and a sprig of autumn foliage. Your well-conceived design should not only delight your guests visually—it should also create a warm, inviting ambiance, making them feel right at home.

Expand on the Autumn Theme

If you’d really like to build on the seasonal theme, top off your dining room décor with a single or double fall pumpkin topiary and complement that with a strategically placed piece of jack o'lantern wall art. Your country décor will be worthy of mention in Country Sampler!

Touch of Autumn Throughout Your Home

For an overall autumn look and feel, the window treatments throughout your home will benefit from just the right touch of warmth and color. Not only your dining room, but every room in your home will reflect the beauty of the season when you hang country style curtains in warm fall colors: red, wine, orange, and gold tones. Your living and dining rooms will take on stately country elegance with red and gold-toned curtain panels, and your kitchen and bedroom will each make its own cozy country décor statement when your windows are framed with autumn-toned prints,  wine-colored valances or sheers. Quilt-lined valances will also lend their own special touch of autumn charm.

Which of these autumn decorating ideas do you like the most? How do you like to decorate for the fall?