As the calendar pages turn to the cooler autumn months, now is a great time to get your Valparaiso home ready for the fall season. For many of us who like to update our home décor with each season, homes in sought-after neighborhoods throughout Valparaiso will be sporting hues of orange, yellow and red to ring in autumn. There are a number of ways to brighten up your home for the fall season, both inside and out. Here are a few handy tips and tricks you can use to get started on your fall decorating.
Planting some seasonally appropriate plants like mums and pansies can be one of the best ways to bring some color to your yard for fall decorating. If you don’t have the greenest of thumbs, you can still create that autumnal feeling. Many nurseries and green houses sell potted plants, hanging pots and more mature plants that can be added to make it feel like fall. Edibles like kale, rhubarb and broccoli make nice additions with their rich color and sizable leaves. Landscaping companies will often use potted plants such as mums, pansies, petunias and hydrangea in colors such as orange, red and yellow to keep with the feeling of the season.
If gardening and flowers are not your cup of tea, don’t fret – there are plenty of other great seasonal options. You can up your seasonal curb appeal with options like festive seasonal wreaths or an enticing cinnamon broom. You can always opt for a pumpkin or two on your front porch and even inside your home’s entryway. You can up the ante by adding gourds and pumpkins of various color, shape and size to the front of your home. Most farm stands sell dried cornstalks that can be tied easily to a mailbox or front pillars. A bail of hay is a great place to a nice place to display pumpkins and fall flowers.
In the backyard, a fire pit can become a seasonal hot spot for friends and family to gather. You can surround your fire pit with bails of hay to sit on. Just top them with fabric runners and they are simple seating. Add a mug of warm apple cider on a cool evening and your backyard will be the place to visit.
Your seasonal updating doesn’t need to stop outside of your home. There are plenty of small changes that can add dramatic fall flare inside. Replace summertime candle scents with scents of apple, cinnamon and pears to up the feeling of fall. A cinnamon broom on the front door will add fall panache as well as a wonderful aroma as guests stop by. You can add to the smell of the season by simmering a saucepan of fall potpourri will fill your home with the smell of orange, apple and warm spices when welcoming guests. Changing out throw blankets and small pillows in seasonal colors will a little sparkle to your whole house.
Each season brings a new opportunity to reinvent the look of your home. Fall colors are a great way to get into the spirit of the new season. To learn more about Valparaiso real estate opportunities where you can fill your home with the beauty of each season, contact our real estate experts.