BLOG - Oct 2015 - Fall decor ideas for MN homeowners

The cool autumn air brings with it a desire to spend more time indoors, perhaps with some warm apple cider and in the company of friends. Fall is also the time of year that you start getting your home ready for the winter ahead and your design ideas should include winter preparations as well. Here are a few great design ideas to integrate within your home interior this autumn season.

Late Season Chrysanthemums

Late summer and early fall are perfect opportunities to display the hardy, long blooming season of the Chrysanthemum. They can bloom all the way to the first frost – and longer, if brought indoors or covered overnight. They have bright colors and full blooms, eliminating the need for filler plants.

Use Pumpkins and Gourds in Your Decor

Pumpkins and gourds embody the very essence of autumn. They are affordable and versatile, too.  Use them for interior and exterior decorations.

Change your Curtains

A simple change such as hanging new curtains in a room can provide a dramatic facelift. In addition, choosing the right curtains can make your home more energy efficient during the winter.

Replace Old Windows

The U.S. Department of Energy reports that as much as 40 percent of yearly heating and cooling costs are a result of poorly-insulating windows. Taking the time in the fall to install new, energy-efficient panes can make a huge difference in your energy bills this winter.

Adopt Fall Colors

Use the rich palette of autumn colors to celebrate the season’s warmth. Dark wood accent pieces along with touches of orange and blue can be attractive and stylish.

Add a Door Wreath

A door wreath consisting of fall colors can be a simple way to welcome your guests or just to celebrate the season yourself. You may even want to get a matching seasonal welcome mat.

Candles

These are an easy and affordable way to spruce up your home for the season. Scented candles can provide smells of the season (like freshly baked pumpkin pie) while also providing a cozy glow.

Local, Professional Help

While you’re getting your home prepared for the blistery winds of winter, our team at Midwest Exteriors is happy to help with your home exterior repair needs.

Contact Midwest Exteriors for help with your roof repair and replacement needs.

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