Autumn is in full swing and very soon, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here. As we make the transition into cooler weather and family gatherings, adding the right changes to the home interior promotes a festive, inviting feel. These changes may be subtle, such as adding new tablecloths, or bold, such as changing the draperies or putting up seasonal decorations. Stores such as the bedbathstore carry elegant decorations, suitable for any home. Here are a few decorating ideas to get you started.
Halloween signals the beginning of autumnal and winter holidays. Interior accents for this holiday can be fun yet reserved, to fit the mood of the home. A simple step, such as decorating your mantle with black lace, Jack O’ Lanterns and candles subtly gives the room a Halloween vibe. For the exterior, add window or door accents depicting ghosts, witches or pumpkins.
Pumpkin spice or cinnamon scented candles add to the autumnal mood, and work for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. Instead of candles, or in addition to them, simmer water on your stove and add cloves and cinnamon sticks. This fills your whole house with a delicious, welcoming aroma and is suitable for Christmas, too.
For all three holidays, themed tablecloths and centerpieces help set a festive mood. For Halloween, create a decorated pumpkin centerpiece and place it atop a black tablecloth. Harvest themed or turkey-themed tablecloths transition the mood into Thanksgiving. Gourds and colorful cobs of maize make appropriate Thanksgiving centerpieces. Whimsical snowmen or delicate ivy tablecloths work well for Christmas tablecloths. Try a snow globe or miniature Christmas tree, along with attractive candlesticks and taper candles, for the centerpiece.
Add sprigs of pine for decoration and aroma around door frames. Burn scented candles right before guests arrive to make the home feel cozy. Any fragrance you like will do, or try classic Christmas scents, like pine or cloves.
As these holidays bring cooler weather to most areas, consider adding extra throws and pillows to your furniture to provide a warmer feeling to the home. If you find throws with holiday designs on them that will bring a more festive feel. Throws in colors of red and green for Christmas or earth tones for Thanksgiving, also work.
Do not forget to decorate the bathroom. When guests are visiting, they will appreciate the extra touches. Keep this room sparkling clean and smelling fresh. Provide hand towels in holiday colors.