We are lucky to live in “summertime” all year round in the Palm Beaches, but this is the time of year when the calendar pages turn to autumn months and cozy holidays. Thankfully, fall decorations have been re-imagined and redesigned to combine the beachy vibe of South Florida with the crispness of autumn so that not all coastal splendor is lost.
Airy hues of light blues and sea foam greens have merged with the classic fall scheme of burnt orange, dark red and faded yellow to create a fresh look in your home. Check out these ideas on how to blend your favorite coastal looks with the warm elements of autumn.
Carve It Coastal
Ditch the jagged-mouthed jack-o'-lantern and carve up something a little more coastal. Make cut outs of beach-themed items like sailboats, starfish, anchors, lighthouses, beach waves and more, and carve them into your pumpkin. You can find stencils online, or let your imagination be your guide.
Whether you’re hanging one above your fireplace or on your front door, burlap is a great crossover element. Burlap can be incorporated as a year-round interior design piece, but its appearance during the harvest season flawlessly seams together a fresh and buoyant ocean feel with the warm, neutral tones of autumn. For an extra touch of coastal flair, embellish your burlap wreath with seashells or starfish.
Change Up the Color
Think outside the autumn color box! Pumpkins and other fall elements don’t have to be orange or brown. White, blue, sea foam green, gold, and other metallics have become popular in many coastal homes. They can be found in many stores and shops. If you’re the artsy type, you can spray paint or use fabric to cover real or artificial pumpkins. That way, you can match or coordinate with the other colors in your home.
Mix it Up!
Incorporate driftwood, seashells, sand dollars with gourds, pumpkins, and leaves for a very chic look and modern vibe. This look can be used on a tabletop, mantel, guest bathroom, hallway, front porch or entryway… or anywhere you want!
When it comes to adding touches of autumn to your South Florida home, there are no rules. For information on the finest homes in the Palm Beaches, contact a Tauber Real Estate Agent today at 561-622-4633.