Avoid These Mistakes When Upgrading Your Home This Fall

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Fall is officially here -- and with the seasonal change, many homeowners may want to switch up their home decor for the chillier months. Several trends have come and gone, but there are a handful you should avoid at all costs, especially if you are going for a more homey, warm, and cozy vibe. Continue reading to learn what home decor mistakes you should avoid this autumn.

Too many blankets

While leaving a few blankets out for easy access is smart and can bring in some warmth and texture to a room, make sure you have only a couple out for you and your guests to use. Keep the rest in storage, either in your bedroom closet or in a hollowed-out ottoman. If you don’t keep the number of blankets limited, your living space may look cluttered and stuffy.

Going overboard on seasonal candles

There is something so comforting about lighting a sweet-smelling candle in a room. It illuminates the darkness beautifully and fills up the room with a delicious aroma. Your guests will think you just took a pie out of the oven. However, it's easy to go overboard and overwhelm everyone with the number of candles you place throughout your home. Use them sparingly, especially if they are all heavily scented and sweet. You don’t want to give your guests a headache.

Using orange everywhere

Orange is a wonderful fall color. It may remind you of the falling leaves outside your window. If you do choose to incorporate the shade, try to balance it out with these other fall colors for added dimension. Colors that pair well with orange are:

  • white
  • yellow
  • gray

Using darker fall colors for your walls

Deep burgundies and rich browns are beautiful when incorporated moderately. Though these colors are dark, they are also alluring and warm. However, they are best used for accent walls if you choose to use these colors for your home.

You can also skip the painting entirely and opt for a much easier and timeless looking option. While certain colors go in and out of style all the time, a beautiful and neutral-colored adhesive shiplap wall will never lose its appeal. If you do want a peel and stick wood accent wall to match your fall decor, go for something rustic and warm. Imagine drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace this fall surrounded by the rich colors and textures of these designs.

The right adhesive shiplap wall can work wonders and add the vibrancy and texture you’re looking for. Minus the long term commitment you sign up for when you decide to paint a room.

A final note: from incorporating adhesive shiplap walls to cutting back on candles

If you want to change the feel of your home for fall without the long term commitment (because summer will be here before you know it), you can follow a few of these home decor tips for a nice seasonal change. Leave some nice and warm knitted blankets on the sofa. Select only a few of your fall scented candles to light when the nights get cold. And lastly, if your walls are begging for a makeover, use the autumn months as an excuse to give them a nice upgrade. Adhesive shiplap, though it looks stunning in the fall, is in style during any season. Use a rustic or farmhouse design of these peel and stick wood wall planks for a change of pace.

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