DIY Decorating: 8 Ways to Warm Up Your Home this Fall

By ForSaleByOwner

These do-it-yourself fall decorating tips will help you spice up your home and heat up interest from buyers.

According to a poll conducted by YouGov, fall is the most popular season among Americans. Whether you are looking to stage your home for sale or just surround yourself with the sights and smells of your favorite season, making your house an autumn oasis is easy with just a few simple suggestions.

1. Pick Your Fall Color Palette
Finding a color palette that works with your home and furnishings while utilizing the earthy tones of the season is the crucial first step to decorating for fall. The Perfect Palette offers 5 fabulous fall color palettes that you can experiment with, but you can get started by playing with variations of these shades to find a color palette that works for you:

  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Brown
  • Cranberry
  • Mustard
  • Black
  • Beige
  • Gray

2. Switch Up Your Fabrics
Once you have determined your palette, start removing and storing your lightweight summer fabrics, such as cotton or linen, to replace them with thicker materials like velvet or wool. Add some accents with pillows and throws.

3. Fresh Floral Designs
Some of the flowers that define the colors of the season include daisies, sunflowers and chrysanthemums. Filling your home with floral arrangements that match your color palette is a simple and inexpensive way to decorate.

Gourds and pumpkins can serve as great natural vases and can be painted to create your own unique patterns. Orange Gerber daisies and chrysanthemums peeking out from a pumpkin is just one of the easy fall and Halloween flower arrangements we liked from Better Homes and Gardens.

4. Deck Out the Walls
Welcome your guests by decorating walls in your foyer and entryway with fall sentiments. Find some inexpensive small frames at garage sales, thrift stores or online that you can fill with fun seasonal sayings, photographs and pressed leaves.

5. Dining Room Decorations
You can create unique decorations for your dining room using the branches and leaves found in your yard. Using vegetable glycerin or decoupage to preserve fall leaves and branches, creating a centerpiece for your dining room table or an artistic mobile that hangs from the overhead lighting is simple.

6. Inviting Lighting
If you have a fireplace, now is the perfect time to clean out any soot and debris that have accumulated since it’s last use. If you don’t have a fireplace to help warm and welcome, you can collect an array of fall-scented candles to provide inviting lighting for guests and buyers.

7. Seasonal Smells
Speaking of scented candles, you can fill your home with lovely fall scents that appeal to buyers. Some of the most universally appealing aromas associated with autumn include peppermint, apple and cassia (smells like cinnamon).

8. Exterior Appeal for Autumn
In addition to performing the routine maintenance necessary to keep your home looking it’s best in the fall, you can try planting some of the aforementioned fall flowers, especially chrysanthemums. A fresh coat of paint in a vibrant fall color with a DIY wreath made from the foliage in your yard can be a great adornment to attract house hunters.

Once you have your fall decorations all lined up, do you know how to arrange them? Look at 6 simple staging tips for fall to help you close before the holidays.