Massachusetts is famous for its beautiful fall foliage, with a mix of gold, orange, red and purple leaves wherever you look. If you’re looking to bring some of the autumnal charm into your home, there are many easy ways to make your home a cozy place to curl up this fall. Plus, with the traditional Cape Cod style designs including fireplaces in the homes at Southport, one of the premier 55 and over communities in MA, your decorations will fit in perfectly.
Pumpkins are one of the most popular items for adding fall fashion to your home, and you don’t have to limit yourself to carving them. Get creative with some craft paint and paint them glossy white, pale robin’s egg blue, or any color that complements your home’s interior. Small, creamy-colored pumpkins, paired with some dried hydrangeas and fallen leaves make a beautiful table centerpiece when arranged on a rustic or bronze tray.
Alternatively, leave your pumpkins natural and whole and choose a variety of sizes that can be artfully jumbled into a basket that can sit next to a rocking chair on your back deck. For a touch of old-fashioned flair, drape a lace or crocheted doily over the top of the pumpkin, leaving the stem sticking out.
At Southport, they take care of all of the grounds maintenance, making them one of the most appealing choices for 55 and over communities in MA. However, this means you may need to act fast to gather up some of the beautiful changing leaves in order to make an art print of your own. Gather up similarly colored leaves and glue them to a complementary canvas, overlapping the leaves to create your own piece of artwork. Take inspiration from the shapes of the leaves themselves and make one large, beautifully colored leaf image.
Just as we tend to add layers of clothing during the winter, add a few extra layers to your home with some new blankets, throws, and pillows. Change the color scheme with warm, earthy stripes and patterns and take a cue from these new additions to add a few similarly colored accessories like bowls and candles. It can have the impact of a mini room makeover without breaking the bank.
Finally, don’t forget to add a nice wreath or pumpkin arrangement on your front door and porch. Go daring with a large, bare branch wreath decorated with one simple adornment, be it a bow in emerald green or a bouquet of orange, yellow, and red leaves. Whatever you choose to do, think about the colors that say fall to you and find simple ways to incorporate them into your home for a cozy fall décor.