Friday, October 24, 2008

Fall Decorating

Fall is here! That means back to school, football games, clambake, hayrides, picking pumpkins, and raking leaves. Who has time to decorate? Well with very little effort we can turn our homes back into cozy nesting retreats! As soon as you have swept out the last of the beach sand and put away all the sea shells it’s now time to unpack the warm toasty throws, lay down a few throw rugs, and light some scented candles .

Here are a few inexpensive ideas to put a little fall into our homes. Take a walk outside and collect a variety of colorful leaves. Branches with red and orange berries make a beautiful arrangement when put into a clear vase. Collect pine cones and stack them in a big bowl for an informal centerpiece. Go to a roadside stand and buy pumpkins and mums and arrange them near your front door. Adding some new throw pillows and a colorful chenille throw to the back of your sofa lends itself to being a cozier space. Don’t forget to warm up your bedrooms. New bed pillows, your down comforter, and some colorful sheets makes your bedroom feel more inviting on those cool frosty nights.

Apple pie, some warm cider, and a fire in the fireplace, and you are ready to invite friends over to enjoy your freshly feathered Fall nest!

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