Interior Design Inspiration for the Fall Season

When fall rolls around, we see the colors begin to change in both the foliage and the color schemes of our interior design. Our interior designers love decorating for fall, and highly encourage homeowners and renters to do the same. Not only does it allow everyone living in the space to get more involved in the spirit of the changing season and approaching holidays, but it feels more welcoming for guests as well.

However, being an interior design firm, our designers do have a few tips to decorating for the fall holiday months. Your place should be festive and seasonal, but not gaudy or over the top. Here are some better options than the traditional tacky decor.

Start by swapping out the louder colors of summer for something a bit more moody and neutralized. Earthy tones paired with burnt orange, burgundy, and deep greens all evoke a comforting fall ambiance that mirrors the changing season outside. Instead of a modern color scheme with bright pops of color, the ideal color scheme is much more subdued and veers toward warmth and earthiness.

You can incorporate these colors into your space through the addition of plush throw blankets, strewn over couches or chairs, as well as new accent pillows. Look through your decor, like vases, sculptures, books, or artwork, and see if any of these pieces stray too far from your new fall color scheme or simply do not mix well. You can shelve these for the fall and winter months and bring them back out in the spring, but try to find a couple new pieces to replace them with for the next several months. You can go to a thrift shop and find vases and other decorative objects in any shade, so there will likely be opportunity to add in some fresh fall pieces.

Don’t underestimate candles! Candles, aside from being fragrant, will also completely change the mood of your room. Lit candles will inspire that comfortable fall feeling and bring some simple joy to your room. The smells of the season will also inspire.

When it comes to decorating for Halloween or Thanksgiving, we highly suggest straying from cartoon-like, over embellished pieces. If something has a face on it, leave it on the shelf. Instead, choose pieces more ‘inspired by’ the holiday than directly and obviously throwing it at you. For instance, a subtle white pumpkin will work with your color palette better than an orange bedazzled jack-o-lantern would, and it does not solely scream Halloween like the jack-o-lantern would. November 1st you’d be removing that, but the white pumpkin has staying power.…

How to Match Hardwood Flooring to Your Home’s Style

Hardwood flooring can go with any type of home décor. From streamlined modern apartments to shabby chic bungalows, you can find a type of wood flooring that matches your style. Ahead, find out more about matching flooring and décor.

Pairing Wood and Color

If you’ve already established a color scheme, choose wood flooring that complements your chosen colors. If you’ve chosen a neutral colored hue for the walls, you’re in luck—you can basically choose any shade of wood. If your walls are white, beige, or gray, you can select wood flooring with orange, yellow, or gray undertones. If you prefer bold color schemes, however, don’t fret. When selecting your wood flooring, choose flooring that has a complementary undertone. If you have rust-colored walls, for example, look for wood flooring with orange-colored undertones. For maximum drama, you can also choose flooring that contrasts with your color scheme. If your wood has yellow undertones, for example, an eggplant-colored accent wall would provide striking contrast.

Achieving a Modern Aesthetic

Wood flooring may be a traditional style choice, but it can easily be incorporated into modern décor. If your home is filled with sleek lines and contemporary furniture, solid wood flooring can act as the visual ballast. Opt for dark wood planks with minimal texture and distressing, and pair your flooring with metallic accents, glossy fixtures, and geometric patterns.

Achieving a Rustic Aesthetic

Wood floors are the perfect complement to a cozy, rustic home. The rustic style emphasizes a vintage, careworn aesthetic, which ensures that your wooden flooring will continue to be a beautiful addition to your home as it ages. When selecting rustic planks, look for wood grains with plenty of texture. The planks should look slightly distressed, marked with scuffs, scrapes, wormholes, and brushing. Textured rustic planks with an aged patina will look right at home amidst antique furniture and nature-inspired décor.

If you’re in need of new flooring, you can’t go wrong with hardwood planks. Durable, well made, and versatile, this flooring option will never go out of style.…