Embracing the Fall Season in Candela: Tips for Home Decor and Curb Appeal

October 20, 2023

The summer heat is starting to fade, the days are growing shorter, and the leaves are changing colors. Here at Candela, we’re ready to welcome the early days of fall to our bright and vibrant master-planned community. As the natural world undergoes its seasonal transformation, many of us are beginning to do the same in our homes. We’re embracing the fall house aesthetic and the many modern fall decoration ideas that help to capture the essence of autumn and create warm, comforting spaces. Whether you’re an avid home decorator or just someone who loves to curl up in a cozy nook with a warm fall beverage, let’s all embrace the season with some tips for home décor and curb appeal from your friends at Candela!

Interiors: Creating a Cozy Fall Haven in the Home

The perfect fall house aesthetic begins where you spend most of your time: inside your home. Whether you’re choosing the perfect color palette or finding textures that make you want to sink into them forever, you’ll find countless fun, effective, and budget-friendly ways to bring all the magic of fall into your home this season. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered.

Earth Tones & Warm Colors:

There’s no better way to bring autumn indoors than by considering a suitable color palette. Burnt oranges, deep reds, warm yellows, and earthy hues can all conjure up the sense of autumn foliage right inside your home. Better still, you don’t have to repaint your whole house to achieve this fall transformation. Simple things like throw pillows, cushions, curtains, or wall art can all create a homey autumnal celebration with ease.

Cozy Textures:

Autumn is all about getting cozy and comfortable. As the weather cools off outside, you can embrace the changing seasons with cozy accents that offer tactile comfort throughout your house, from thick knit throws and fluffy rugs to velvet cushions complete with autumn-inspired patterns. If it makes you want to curl up with a cup of cider or some hot cocoa, then it’s perfect for fall!

Dining and Living Area Tips:

The mantlepiece and the dining room table are perfect places for seasonal centerpieces. It doesn’t cost much to bring a bit of the fall atmosphere inside the house, either. Elements as simple as miniature pumpkins, pinecones, acorns, or bits of fall foliage can be mixed and matched in some decorative bowls to create striking seasonal décor items. If you’re looking for new touches, be on the lookout for handcrafted pottery or antique ceramics that can add artisanal charm to your home’s décor.

Sensory Delights:

There’s more to creating a rich and cozy autumnal atmosphere than just decorating. Aromas play a huge role in our sense of time and place, and there’s no better way to transport yourself to an autumn mood than by baking pumpkin bread or another autumn dessert. You can also light apple cinnamon or pumpkin spice candles to fill the house with that wonderful autumn smell.

Exteriors: Welcoming Autumn at First Sight

Nothing feels better than coming home at the end of a long day to a house that says “welcome home” before you even step inside. A few fall accents can help turn your home into a welcoming haven as the seasons change outside for your fall house aesthetic. It doesn’t take a lot to make a big transformation, and we’ve got just the tips to help you get started.

Fall Blooming Flowers:

While we may associate flowers with spring, many kinds of flowers bloom at other times of the year. Mums and marigolds can add vibrant fall color to your front porch or your flowerpots, while goldenrod and fall aster are perfect for an autumn garden. Even if you’re not planting, you can pick up pre-potted flowers at many stores in the area to make a statement on your porch or patio.

Front Porch Makeover:

Whether you want to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or fall in general, you can add a rustic touch to your patio or porch with a few simple additions of fall color. Try pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, or bales of hay. Even if you don’t go for the agrarian look, fall is a perfect time to make your outdoor seating a little cozier by adding some cushions or blankets in fall colors, especially if you like to spend autumn evenings sitting around the firepit or watching the world go by from your front porch.

Entrance Enhancements:

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but wreaths aren’t just for Christmas anymore. You can find wreaths for every season and every holiday. A fall wreath made with pinecones, shocks of wheat, autumn leaves, or other seasonal items can help make your home feel warm and welcoming as soon as guests see your front door. Complete the look with a seasonal welcome mat! As the nights get longer, consider adding some additional light to your porch or front walk in the form of solar-powered yard lights, path lighting, string lights for the porch, and more.

As we get our homes ready for fall, we remember how important our homes are to us. It’s not just about having the right modern fall decorations; it’s about having a home that feels just right all year long. Thinking about your dream home? Check out Candela’s Life on the Bright Side campaign. Tell us what you’re looking for, whether it’s your first home or your forever home. We’ll connect you with builders who can help make that dream come true and make sure you have a home that’s perfect for every season.

With a great location, amazing amenities, and schools that can’t be beaten, our glowing and growing community checks all the boxes. If you’re looking for your dream home this fall or just want to see what all the fuss is about, come visit Candela today. Explore our move-in-ready homes, tour nine unbelievable model homes, or sign up to be among the first to hear about new homes, news, and exciting upcoming events in our one-of-a-kind community!

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