Friday, October 19, 2012 4:47 PM EDT
With leaves falling from the trees and temperatures dropping, it’s time to start preparing your house for fall. The changing of the seasons is a great excuse to implement a few new design elements in your home -- whether its incorporating some sheepskin throws or changing all your lampshades. Below are five ways to get your house ready for fall.
Sheepskins and Furry Throws
Sheepskin finds, via Chanel Bags and Cigarettes, Little Sightings
Adding a few sheepskin rugs or some Mongolian fur pillows is a great way to add a little warmth and coziness to your home. Layer rugs or hides on a sofa or floor, or drape them over a bench. They’re soft to the touch and add great texture and personality to a room. The best thing is that they can easily be put away when warmer temperatures come around, giving your home décor options.
Wool Blankets & Chunky Knits
Blankets, via Convoy, Pia Jane Bijkerk
Fall style means digging through your linen closet again and pulling out all your woolen blankets and chunky knits you put away for the summer. Layer them over the end of your bed or stack them in piles on your floor as makeshift pillows.
Stack Your Firewood
Firewood, via Catherine Kwong Design, Apartment Therapy
If you have a fireplace, now is the time to stack up on firewood. Instead of hiding it away or piling it up on the floor consider purchasing or designing something that makes your firewood into a focal point in the room. As you can see from the two examples above, organized firewood can be a beautiful thing.
Slipcovers, via Brown Dress with White Dots, Design Manifest
Slipcovering a favourite armchair is an easy way to transform it for fall (or any other season for that matter). Choose a textured linen in a soft or heather grey for a rustic weathered look. Likewise, if you’re looking to update your dining room, think about slipcovering all of your chairs. The change can be quite dramatic!
Change your Lampshades
Lampshades, via Remodelista, Apartment Therapy
This is one area of your home you might not think of changing but buying (or making!) some new lampshades can really make a big difference. If you find yourself surrounded by neutral lampshades, why not try out one of the new boldly patterned shades available or try dip dyeing your old shade and turning it into something new.