This post sponsored by Pier 1. All opinions are my own.
I have to admit, every year I’m a bit torn. I don’t live in a climate where fall hits us very hard so going all out with the fall decor seems a bit strange, but I do enjoy switching up my decor to fit the season and change things up a bit.
Like I mentioned the other day, I used to let the colors of the season dictate my color choices, when in reality they don’t always fit my style so I decided this year to keep with my blues but do them in a bit of a different way.
The goal was to stay within my home’s existing color palette, but do those colors in a way that felt a bit more cozy. A bit moody if you will.
I teamed up with Pier 1 and in the end I was able to easily change up my decor and take it from summer into fall with just a few switches! I boiled it down to just 3 easy tips so that you too can take your home decor from summer mode into fall mode.
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Tip #1: Change your accent color to a deep saturated color
You may remember my family room refresh from this past spring. (If not, you can check it out right here.) I used pops of yellow and pink as my accent colors, which were fun and really perfect for the spring and summer months.
Now that the cozy months are upon us, I decided that taking out most of the pink and some of the bright yellow and replacing it with a deep saturated blue color would stay within my color palette, but the dark color feels a bit cozier (and a bit more elegant.)
I popped this deep blue color around the room with a few new velvet throw pillows on the sofa, a tray on the coffee table, and some books that I had in a closet.
Why a saturated color?
The deep blue works well with the existing lighter blue in my family room because it is in the same color family, just a darker hue. This ensures that the color palette still makes sense and even gives the room a bit more calm feeling because now instead of having the contrasting (pink) color pop out at you around the room, the room is considered more monochromatic.
Tip #2: Add lots of texture
Cold weather means it’s time to cozy up and adding pillows and throws with lots of soft textures is a perfect way to have decor that fits the season, but is also really comfy and useful.
There were lots of soft furry pillows and throws to choose from at Pier 1 in their cold weather collection, but I decided to stay with whites and creams but picked out pillows with different types of fur and also in different sizes and shapes to keep it interesting and not too matchy-matchy.
Another great way to add some texture is with baskets and a nice big one is great for throwing sofa blankets in. Best part is, you don’t have to fold them!
Tip #3: Add more metallics
These gold pillows might be my favorite thing in the space. They have just enough texture and are metallic without being too shiny and the best part is that they are soft, so you can actually put your head on them- they aren’t scratchy.
I also added just a few gold accessories around the space.
And after taking all of the pink from spring and summer off of my shelves, I added a few gold pumpkins and hunted around my house for other deep blue, or gold accents to style my shelves with.
Across the top shelf (which I always think of as my mantel) I kept the blue bottles, but added some gold and glass flair hammered jars with succulents in them.
It’s definitely fun to walk into this room now that it has just a slightly different look and feel to it. I can definitely see us snuggling up in there to watch movies this fall and winter and enjoying more nights in.
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