Fall Decorating Tips From a Pro

Have you noticed that nighttime is arriving a little earlier, the temperatures are beginning to drop a bit and the grass is not growing like it was a month ago? The season is beginning to change. It's time to start thinking about changing your home decor to reflect the arrival of Autumn. We asked interior designer Kim Corbin, owner of QC Design Consulting for her top 5 tips for decorating your home for Fall. She not only shared her 5 fabulous tips, she also set up some great examples for us to follow.

Tip #1: Introduce hints of a new color to your existing palette.

Combine autumn red or orange splashes with a neutral or contrasting base such as taupe or blue. Looking for an alternative to the bold, warm colors of fall?  Howe about muted greens and warm whites?  Throw pillows, table runners and accessories, are high-impact, low-investment places to start.

Tip #2: Gather woodsy elements from your own backyard

Look for moss, grasses, and small branches. Fill interesting pots with any combination of them, or add tall branches to an outdoor planter (like our Jack-o-lantern Planter), then wrap in tiny lights to add a warm glow.

Tip #3: Go Shopping in your Own Home!

Ever say to a friend that you need a new pair of black shoes, only to have them ask if you’ve looked in your closet lately?  Well, that’s the concept here! Take a walk around your home, and look at your furniture with fresh eyes.  Kim repurposed an antique tool box from another room, and brought it out to her porch.   She then pulled out a few drawers to show off her smaller Halloween items like Pounce, small Jack-o-lantern, Oscar and a few gnomes.  The rustic wooden accent piece along with a few greenery sprigs added that warm natural feel.

Tip #4: Candles add warmth and light in any season

They work anywhere. Don't forget about mantels and windowsills. If you stick with neutral colors, embellishments and containers can be changed for the season.

 

Tip #5: Choose pieces that will stay timely through the holidays.

Pine-cones, dried berries, and twigs stay up-to-date through the winter.  Our new Rope and Twisted Stem Pumpkins, as well as our mini pumpkins will carry you from Halloween into Thanksgiving.  After Thanksgiving, swap your moss, acorns and pumpkins for faux-snow and ornaments to give the same decor a new presence.

 

For more decorating ideas for your home, follow Kim’s facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/QCDesignConsulting/

If you are looking to remodel or stage your home, or even if you just need some sound advice on decluttering, Kim is ready with her advice, based on her many years of experience in the interior design industry.

She can be reached at [email protected] or 563 650 1685

by Donna Y

Donna (Liston) Young graduated from St. Ambrose University in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in Fine Art and Art Education. She started working for Isabel Bloom shortly after graduation, holding many different positions within the company. She was mentored by Isabel before her passing in 2001, and has become the sole designer, and now co-owner of Isabel Bloom.

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Have you noticed that nighttime is arriving a little earlier, the temperatures are beginning to drop a bit and the grass is not growing like it was a month ago? The season is beginning to change. It's time to start thinking about changing your home decor to reflect the arrival of Autumn. We asked interior designer Kim Corbin, owner of QC Design Consulting for her top 5 tips for decorating your home for Fall. She not only shared her 5 fabulous tips, she also set up some great examples for us to follow.

Tip #1: Introduce hints of a new color to your existing palette.

Combine autumn red or orange splashes with a neutral or contrasting base such as taupe or blue. Looking for an alternative to the bold, warm colors of fall?  Howe about muted greens and warm whites?  Throw pillows, table runners and accessories, are high-impact, low-investment places to start.

Tip #2: Gather woodsy elements from your own backyard

Look for moss, grasses, and small branches. Fill interesting pots with any combination of them, or add tall branches to an outdoor planter (like our Jack-o-lantern Planter), then wrap in tiny lights to add a warm glow.

Tip #3: Go Shopping in your Own Home!

Ever say to a friend that you need a new pair of black shoes, only to have them ask if you’ve looked in your closet lately?  Well, that’s the concept here! Take a walk around your home, and look at your furniture with fresh eyes.  Kim repurposed an antique tool box from another room, and brought it out to her porch.   She then pulled out a few drawers to show off her smaller Halloween items like Pounce, small Jack-o-lantern, Oscar and a few gnomes.  The rustic wooden accent piece along with a few greenery sprigs added that warm natural feel.

Tip #4: Candles add warmth and light in any season

They work anywhere. Don't forget about mantels and windowsills. If you stick with neutral colors, embellishments and containers can be changed for the season.

 

Tip #5: Choose pieces that will stay timely through the holidays.

Pine-cones, dried berries, and twigs stay up-to-date through the winter.  Our new Rope and Twisted Stem Pumpkins, as well as our mini pumpkins will carry you from Halloween into Thanksgiving.  After Thanksgiving, swap your moss, acorns and pumpkins for faux-snow and ornaments to give the same decor a new presence.

 

For more decorating ideas for your home, follow Kim’s facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/QCDesignConsulting/

If you are looking to remodel or stage your home, or even if you just need some sound advice on decluttering, Kim is ready with her advice, based on her many years of experience in the interior design industry.

She can be reached at [email protected] or 563 650 1685

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