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Warm and cozy fall decorating tips

Sara Elliott is a freelance copywriter, active blogger and passionate interior designer. She has a BA in English, and her gardening blog, The Herb Gardener, received a recent mention in the Blog Watch column of The Wall Street Journal. Y...

Update your home for fall

The prospect of moving back indoors after the summer may seem a bit of a letdown, but it doesn't have to be that way. In fall, nature is bursting with vivid colors, interesting textures and amazing aromas that you can bring into every room in your home to make the transition warm, cozy and visually dynamic.

Update your home for fall

5Hang fall-inspired wall art

Giving your wall art a switcheroo will update your home and respark your interest.


That Impressionist print over your sofa is probably attractive, but is anyone really seeing it anymore? Update your decor by moving your prints around or adding new ones.


As the days get shorter, increasing the light level in dim areas with a few mirrors will keep things energetic and vital. Instead of installing one large, heavy mirror, put up three smaller ones instead. You won't have to mar your walls with a deep hole, and you'll get lots of sparkle and illumination.

Update your home for fall


Position a fall wreath at the end of a long hallway, on a kitchen wall or in an entry. Uno Alla Volta's autumn-dyed maple leaf wreath is a vibrant example of how natural elements can make a dramatic design statement by combining popular fall colors into a unified whole.

Metal sculptures

These dimensional wall hangings have the sheen and sophistication of much more expensive pieces and impart an updated but still natural vibe. They're popular this season and available in lots of styles. We like Bed, Bath & Beyond's Metal Leaf Panels -- they're perfect for a prominent but narrow space.


Add excitement around a prized framed print by draping it with a swag. You can transform the look of your wall and revitalize your artwork at the same time.

6Add aroma

Nothing adds fall ambience like the delicious aroma of pumpkin pie or chocolate chip cookies. Thanks to the alchemy of modern candle making, you can have the benefits of baked and brewed goodies without the calories, fuss or mess. Or try a basket of mini-pumpkins next to the fireplace and a tall apothecary jar filled with cinnamon sticks on a kitchen countertop to bridge the changing seasons.

Seasonal accents revitalize indoor spaces. To start a fall makeover, just step into your autumn garden for inspiration.

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