Dazzle Guests with Fall Flair

As the gathering of friends and family transitions from summer picnics to cozy indoor get-togethers, there’s no better time to spruce up your decor. Our designers have gone beyond faux pumpkins and mini hay bales with these fabulous autumn decor ideas to make your guests feel cozy and welcome.

Warm Up those Walls!

Those active summer days were probably rough on the entry walls, so give them a fresh coat of paint. Warm up to a new hue for fall and winter, relying on Mother Nature’s shifting shades as your palette. Perhaps a splash of pumpkin orange? A mellowed gourd green? Or the saturated blue of fall’s clear skies?

Once the paint dries, add-in some custom-framed artwork or family photos. The foyer is a great place for a rotating piece of art for each season. A cluster of family photos would look equally-gorgeous; each carefully matted and custom framed by FastFrame’s experts. Not only will these special photos be preserved for a lifetime, but they’ll be great conversation starters as guests slip out of their galoshes.

Let’s Prep for Cold-weather Guests!

Now that the walls are fall-ready, swap that long entry table for a small cabinet paired with occasional chairs. This change will give guests a spot to remove their boots, as well as storage to stash gloves and hats. They may even want to sit and reminisce as they gaze at your framed family photos. Add a copper vase of fresh-cut flowers or a bunch of branches to the cabinet for an extra homey-feel.

Bring Out More Copper!

It’s one metal that has the ability to infuse warmth and coziness, making it the perfect addition to fall decor. In the foyer, copper custom frames for some seasonal artwork or photos would look fabulous against those freshly painted walls. Switch out that glass bowl or silver tray for a copper one to add just a touch of warmth.

Spice Up the Guest Room!

Fall’s crisp weather calls for layering up your wardrobe, so put the same idea to work in your guest room and toss cozy wool, chenille, or even cashmere throws over the ends of the bed and side chair. Swap out lightweight summer bedding for heavier linens in rich fall shades, like pumpkin, russet, or gold.

Put those throw pillows in lightweight summer fabrics, like linen and cotton, in the closet for now. Bring some luxe velvet pillows in rich, fall shades onto the bed. Faux fur throws are also a great choice for cozying up hard surfaces, like a wooden bench at the end of the bed.

Create a Wall Grouping With Fall Flair!

Don’t forget those guest bedroom walls, they need some love too! Shop thrift stores and garage sales for assorted fall sentiments, black-and-white photos, and pressed leaves. FastFrame can get these pieces framed up in a jiffy, making your guest room feel even more cozy for your family or friends. If you don’t have time to curate a grouping, hang a single statement piece above the bed or dresser. A custom framed rug is a one-and-done way to fill a wall and really warms up a space.

Whether it’s making your foyer, guest room or entertaining space feel welcoming, creating seasonal wall displays in your home certainly makes an impact. To create the perfect finish, choose from a huge range of custom framing options at your local FastFrame store.

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