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How to Transition Your Home From Summer to Fall

You can feel it in the air. The weather is getting brisker, the evenings are getting darker and we’re all switching our standard coffee orders to pumpkin spice lattes. Well, just like your coffee, your home is begging to be a part of that annual summer to fall transition. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much for your space to shed its sun-kissed style in favor of cozier vibes.

Here’s the simple design formula you want to follow when the seasons change: warmer weather = cooler home decor and cooler weather = warmer home decor. Basically, you’re trying to achieve the opposite of what’s going on outside, so you can feel as comfortable as possible inside.

To show you how easy it is to make over your space for the season, we swapped a few key elements in one room that prove that small changes can have a big impact.

Art + Accessories: Summer Style

When you think of summer, you picture water. Whether it’s an ocean, pool or lake, that’s where you want to be and you can transport yourself there in an instant through art. Coastal-inspired touches also help set a seaside scene, from sail boat details, to blue and white pottery. Add some plant action and you’re practically at the beach.

Art + Accessories: Fall Swap

At this time of the year, you can’t help but get caught up in the cozy spirit of autumn. You change your wardrobe from t-shirts and sandals to cardigans, blazers and booties, so it’s only natural for you to change your home decor to reflect a more fall state of mind too. A moodier color palette, a few gourd-eous touches and some natural woodsy pieces are all it takes.

Coffee Table: Summer Style

As things heat up during the summer, we need to make our homes as easy and breezy as possible. That philosophy can even apply to design, when we opt for light, airy pieces that create plenty of visual breathing room. A clear, see-through coffee table is the perfect example of keeping things cool, so you can enjoy a space that feels especially refreshing.

Coffee Table: Fall Swap

With a new season comes a new look, and the switch from summer to fall ushers in more substantial, textural designs like a dark wood coffee table that offers a rich finish and charming rustic character. To play off of this vibe, there are pumpkins on a tray, logs in the fireplace and a graphic natural rug.

Accent Chair: Summer Style

If there’s one color that represents summer better than all of the rest, it has to be blue. In small or large splashes, it can add the perfect watery quality to your space to make it feel as refreshing as a day at the pool. On an accent chair, blue has the power to bring beauty and positivity anywhere and everywhere.

Accent Chair: Fall Swap

The four seasons are all represented by a different look and feel, and fall is a time of year that we most associate with a comfy, cozy heartwarming palette. To balance out those rusty oranges, golden yellows and leathery browns, you need neutrals like grey to keep a lower profile. On an accent chair, it’s the just right dose for any space.

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