Here's What You Need to Make Your Home Embody Fall


by Kelly Anne Bonner Fall is not a season—it's a feeling. It does not, as some might suggest, center around the return of the pumpkin spice latte, and nor is it confined to the changing of the leaves and the brisk winds picking up outdoors. It is the sensation one perceives late in the evening, after sun has set, snuggled indoors amid heavy fabrics, pieces washed in dark tones, and scattered candles lit on surfaces. It is a time for the pleasures of the indoors to shine—aka, a time for decorating. Here are a few of key pieces you'll need to start achieving that feeling in your home. Snag just a few of these, and you'll have the fall experience all wrapped up. Ombre Faux Fur Throw-Mocha, West Elm.
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new colors and tea lights

Newer, darker tones in furnishings is one of the key ingredients for moving toward that fall feeling. We suggest getting a few pieces of cookware in a deep teal—perfect for switching out those lighter, sunnier pieces. Then, a black tea light holder is elegant and perfect for lighting up the windowsill. Glazed Terra Cotta Bakeware, Anthropologie, $98. HALLARE Tea Light Holder, IKEA, $7.99.
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rustic print

Take down those beachy prints—it's time to start thinking rustic. A black and white photo with deer calls shadowy, misty woods in autumn to mind. Antlers Poster, Moorea Seal, $40.
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take it back/go black

Now it's time to take the plunge—stow away your white fur (and any other light, breezy pieces) in storage like the one at left. A black fur like the one above is a perfect harbinger of fall. Black Sheepskin, Totokaelo, $220. Cloth Underbed Storage Box, Muji.

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