For those of us who like to freshen up our homes with the start of each season, now is the time to consider which décor tips we will use for our own fall decorating. Homes in sought after neighborhoods throughout Southern California will be sporting hues of orange, yellow and red to ring in the new season. There are a number of ways to brighten up your home for the fall season, both inside and out.

Fall Planting to Brighten Up Your Home 

Although fall is a great time to plant vegetables and other edibles with warm sunny Los Angeles weather, these plants hardly scream autumn. One easy way to brighten up the outside of your home is to include seasonal plants that instill the feeling of the season. Most nurseries and green houses sell potted plants, hanging pots and more mature plants that can be added to your home to ring in the fall season. Edibles like kale, rhubarb and broccoli make nice additions with their rich color and sizeable leaves. Landscaping companies will often use potted plants such as mums, pansies, petunias and hydrangea in colors such as orange, red and yellow to keep with the feeling of the season.

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Fall Accents for Inside the Home 

When changing from summer to fall there are changes inside the house that can help add dramatic fall flare even if the temperature outside doesn’t feel quite so fall-like. Change out your summertime candle scents with scents of apple, cinnamon and pears so the smells of fall can linger in the air. Hang a cinnamon broom on the front door to add fall panache as well as a beautiful aroma. To add to the scents of fall, simmering a saucepan of fall potpourri will fill your home with the smell of orange, apple and warm spices when welcoming guests. Throws and small pillows in hues of orange and red add a little something special to any room of the house.

Fall Accents for Outside the Home 

To add fall curb appeal to your home there are many ways to bring fall to your doorstep. Festive seasonal wreaths make a nice invitation into your home. The most obvious autumnal adornment would be to add a large pumpkin or two in the entryway. A way to take this seasonal fruit up a notch is to add gourds and pumpkins of various color, shape and size to your front porch or entryway. Traditional fall scenes might include dried cornstalks tied to a mailbox or ornamenting pillars. Adding a bail of twined hay presents a nice place to display pumpkins and fall flowers. For those with a more dramatic flare, a backyard fire pit can become a fall haven when you circle your fire pit with bails of hay, topped with fabric runners of orange and gold. Add a mug of warm apple cider on a cool evening and your backyard will become a seasonal favorite.

To learn more about Southern California real estate opportunities where you can brighten up your home each season, contact our luxury real estate experts. We specialize in high-end properties in the most exclusive neighborhoods in Southern California.


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