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It is the 1st day of October, home of all things Halloween, harvest, and hot chocolate. Yes, I said it right, hot chocolate. The leaves on the trees are brown, golden yellow, and orange, and ready to fall. Usually in Central Ohio, people prepare to do a little cleanup in their yards, by firewood, and grab blankets out of storage area. Fall (or autumn and some folks call it) is very confusing and this part of the United States. The reason for this confusion, is we usually cannot tell if it’s going to 80° with no humidity, or 54° with the heater on. This morning, I had to turn on my heater.
What are you doing on the 1st day of October where you live? Have you put up your fall decorations yet? Sadly, I have not, but I’m working it. If this is your first time decorating, it is hard to figure out what to decorate, and how to decorate it. Here are some tips according to HGTV.com on how to decorate in 2015:
· Neutrals are still in. If you go with a monochromatic style, make sure that you have some texture and shape, rather than color and contrast, according to Brian Patrick Flynn of Design Demon. He also says, “Colorless design is something that really strikes a chord as new and fresh.”
· White on white. Brian also uses this technique for the fall, and the trick to this technique is to use different types of parchment.” It’s gorgeous, fresh, and unexpected.” After all, it is not beige.
· The curated look. It is big for this fall. What is the curated look? Think about a museum with a collection of paintings, Monet paintings. Bring out your best collection of say, baskets. You do not have to put anything in the baskets, just have them sitting on the shelf, or table. Whatever you collect, this is what you to display. Make the display tasteful, and not cluttered. That is the last thing you want to do.
· Gallery wall. Another way to have the curated look is to take your photos and paintings, is to have a gallery wall. It is also called, ”salon” style. If you do not have any pictures or paintings to display, you can always buy them at a flea market, thrift store, or an auction site.
· Mix and match styles. When used effectively in a home, gather up a few unique pieces that you love. Thinking in groups of three to five, “look at what could be moved into existing pieces that are already there in that space.” This is according to Julia Buckingham Edelman.
So, these are some of the tends that are in for the fall season. For more information, check out the article on HGTV.com