As the days slowly get shorter and the mornings get a little chillier, one thing is clear, fall is here. The colder weather invites a sense of coziness into your home, and the airy linens and sunny colors of summer suddenly seem out of place. Making the transition from warm summer to cozy fall can take a little work, but you can perfect that effortless and layered look by following some helpful tips and tricks. I'm Kelley, the Manager of Creative + Content and the resident stylist here at Lulu and Georgia. Today, I'm going to share a few go-to suggestions to bring the season home, from adding in saturated colors to swapping in tactile textiles to embracing lush fall florals and scents. Read on for more on all five of my styling tips.
Gone are the sunny tones of bright spring hues and cool summer shades. Opt for an autumn color palette with hints of warm, saturated tones like burnt sienna, chocolate, mustard, and olive. Patinated metals like brass and bronze pair well with a pop of deep black. We love the idea of anchoring your space with a focal point, like a leather sofa, and then complementing its rich brown and orange undertones and incredibly soft texture. A cozy shag in beige and seventies-inspired materials like burl wood and terrazzo add to the overall fall feeling. Finish off the look with a lighter neutral, like a handwoven chunky knit throw.
Bring in the Relaxing Aromas
From rugged sandalwood to crisp fir and woodsy incense, the scent of the season is one of comfort and warmth. Ground your space by smudging a stick of dried cedar or palo santo, lighting a potted candle, or pairing your favorite essential oils to a diffuser. In the living room, I love centering the mood-boosting scent atop a coffee table or side table. Try adding subtly different fragrances in your bedroom and even bathroom to create lounge-worthy spaces throughout your home.
Dim the Lights
There's nothing like curling up with a good book or warm cup of tea in a candle-lit space or next to a warm fire. As the sun sets earlier in the day, turn the overheads off and keep it moody with a few taper candles or just a table lamp providing a soft, ambient glow. Mix and match different holders in a similar palette, like this streamlined Ceramic Taper Candle Holder and floating-like Sin Duo Candlestick for a more layered approach.
Embrace Seasonal Florals
Whether a foraged sprig of greenery or a full-on tree, bringing nature inside can add to the texture of a space and add some rich fall color. As the weather gets cooler and trees lose their foliage, swap out full, lush green boughs and flowers for the organic, asymmetrical shape of bare branches and richly colored leaves. The sumptuously curved form and ivory finish of the Albayzin Vase adds a stark contrast to those burnt sienna leaves. Style them together on a sideboard or console table. Or, you can opt for a more traditional look on your fall tablescape.
Pile on Texture
My last piece of advice to get your home fall-ready is to layer on as much texture as you want. Swap in tactile styles that allow you to cozy up together in your shared space. Consider replacing the brighter, lighter summer throws with thicker, cozier blankets and pillows in richer hues. A sheepskin throw provides a soft, textural feel and can change the tone in the space from a light, crisp summery feel to a cozy autumnal feeling. Drape it over a an upholstered chair, like the boucle-wrapped Celeste Accent Chair, to maximize that home-spun feel.