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Florida Home Décor: 7 Chic and Inexpensive Ways to Transition Your Home from Summer to Fall

by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Sep 08, 2015

Ahhh… fall is in the air. Even though Florida’s weather doesn’t transition to autumn the way it does throughout most of the country, Floridians can still sense that fall is on its way. And what better way to welcome fall than by giving your home a seasonal refresh?

Fortunately, transitioning your home from summer to fall doesn’t have to take a lot of work or money. You’ll “fall” in love with these seven chic and inexpensive decorating ideas.

“Leaf” a Good First Impression

Leaf a Good First Impression

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The front door is the first place guests see when they visit, so it’s important to “leaf” a good first impression. Show off your fall spirit by hanging a festive wreath or floral arrangement on your front door.

Warm It Up

Warm It Up

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Swap out bright, summery shades with warm, earthy tones like red, orange, brown and gold. From textiles to home accents, incorporating warm hues is a simple way to give your home that autumnal look we know and love.

Paint It Gold

Paint It Gold

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Nothing says fall like pops of gold. Transform classic fall objects – branches, pinecones, leaves and pumpkins – into elegant accent pieces by spray-painting them gold.

This Season’s All About Faux Fur, Chunky Knits and Flannel

Faux Fur_Chunky Knits_and Flannel 

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There’s nothing better than curling up with a soft, cozy blanket and your favorite book on a brisk fall morning. Whether you prefer faux fur, oversized knit or flannel – or all three – a cozy blanket is the perfect accessory to drape across the couch or bed this season.

Looking for a fun weekend DIY project? Learn how to arm knit your own blanket in just 45 minutes with Simply Maggie!

Spice It Up

Spice It Up

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Who doesn’t love the autumnal aroma of pumpkin spice and apple cider? Fill your home with your favorite fall scents by brewing your own stovetop potpourri. Check out this savory stovetop potpourri recipe by How Sweet It is.

Carve a Pumpkin Vase

Carve a Pumpkin Vase 

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Try this unique spin on pumpkin carving! Carve a hole at the top of a pumpkin (real or fake) and insert plants of your choosing. How gorgeous is this succulent vase?

Bring the Outside In

Bring the Outside In

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From small branches and leaves to pinecones and berries, your backyard is the perfect place to “shop” for fall home décor. Even better? It’s absolutely free! All it takes is a little imagination and creativity to transform ordinary outdoor objects into unique and elegant decorations.