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Home Decorating Ideas for Fallin Tips and Tutorials
Decorating your home for the seasons is a great way to bring the outdoors inside. Fall is a season characterised by bright, warm tones: deep reds, oranges, golden hues. This article provides some easy, intermediate, and advanced craft suggestions for incorporating the vivid landscapes of autumn into your kitchen, living room, and dining room décor in Surrey.
Easy: Fall bouquets
Autumn is a bountiful time, and you can collect and display that bounty with minimal effort and time. Squash, gourds, and pumpkins make stunning seasonal centerpieces, and branches of leaves and autumn flowers can brighten up any dark corner in your home. Chestnut, fig, pomegranate, and crabapple branches can all be brought inside and displayed as dramatic centerpieces on your dining room table, or along a ledge in your living room. There is nothing easier or more delightful than selecting what appeals to you from the spectrum of fall colors and textures, and bringing these items into your home to display.
Intermediate: Designer Pumpkins
Paint-patterned pumpkins and white pumpkins decorated with colored leaves are all the rage this year. For paint-patterned pumpkins, you can use masking tape to create vertical, horizontal, or chevron stripes on pumpkins, and then follow with the application of acrylic paint using a foam brush. Let two coats of paint dry for at least 30 minutes before removing the tape! To decorate a white pumpkin with colored leaved, you simply glue the leaves on using ModPodge, and after they have dried enjoy the striking results.
For the ultimate in Surrey home décor, you will want to tackle wreath-making. You can create wreaths from almost anything found in your garden, from branches and leaves to nuts. Start with a frame, which you can purchase at a local crafts store, and weave or glue a cornucopia of colors and textures into a striking wreath to hang on a door, or to give as a gift to a loved one.