It’s that time of the year again when the summer sun goes into retreat, the weather turns crisp, and the sound of dried leaves crunching under your feet begin to punctuate the cool air.
If you have recently moved into a new custom home in Ormond Beach and are wanting to celebrate Fall by filling your home with colors, textures and scents that complement the season outside, here are a few simple, yet creative ideas from our team at Fretwell Homes, your expert home builders in Ormond Beach:
Begin With the Outdoors
Your outdoor space, be it a pool and deck or a lush backyard, is the perfect venue to highlight the natural elements of the season along with seasonal décor that is easily available at this time of the year. If you’ll be entertaining this season, bring out the luxurious throws for the chairs and add a rug to give your outdoor seating space a cozy feeling.
Turn your porch into a pleasant sight for weary eyes by dressing it up with an elegant wreath that incorporates autumn hues like deep red, orange, and yellow. Of course, no fall decor is complete without pumpkins! This is where you and your family can really have fun arranging them symmetrically with other seasonal plants such as gourds, pinecones, roses, and dahlias.
Add a whimsical touch with warm lighting from old-fashioned lanterns, and perhaps even string lights.
A Warm and Inviting Interior
For a fall-inspired interior, you should think of earthy tones but don’t hesitate to use a bit of creativity, for example muted blues or dark green contrasted with gold. A splash of rust orange or blood red accent in your accessories, such as cushions or a small ottoman will add a brilliant pop of color to your decor. Sometimes all you need is a refreshing coat of pale-yellow wall paint or a deep brown leather armchair for that fall feeling to sink in.
The best thing about autumn-inspired interiors is that the warmth they radiate appeals to the senses all year long. With the convenience of having your own custom-built home, you can decide whether to go with burnt orange walls or embrace dark wood flooring and then enjoy your personal style throughout the year.
Don’t forget to bring nature inside this season with foliage, dried flowers, and a centerpiece of pinecones amidst greens along with an assortment of candles for the dining table!
Scents of Autumn
Create an atmosphere of coziness by lighting up cinnamon and pumpkin spice scented candles and enjoy your custom kitchen’s functionality and ease, as you make your favorite sugar and spice recipes. Nothing can compare to the warm smell of freshly baked treats fresh out of the oven. Gingerbread cookies, cardamom tea, pumpkin cinnamon bread, apple crumble … the list is endless!
At Fretwell Homes, our expert builders know what an important role a practical yet luxuriously designed kitchen plays in a home. Fall can be the perfect season to enjoy prepping for Thanksgiving on those premium countertops and availing your custom-built shelves and cabinets to store your seasonal kitchen cutlery and dishes!