Every autumn, when the colder temperatures start to creep up on me, I yearn for those sunny, summer days. Unfortunately, a trip south isn’t on the agenda for 2020. So, let’s explore ways to bring in the warmth through our home décor. Here are some tips to turn up the heat with your fall decorating and create a warm retreat from the chilly outdoors.

Tips to Turn Up the Heat With Your Fall Decorating

Colour me cozy

Add instant warmth to your home by selecting a palette from the warmer side of the colour spectrum. For instance, rich, earthy browns, clays and ochres instantly heat up the atmosphere of a room. Alternatively, greens, blues and greys add a cooler contrast, providing a subtle, calming effect. This fall, one cozy combo I’m crazy about is from Benjamin Moore’s Colour Trends 2021 Palette. Add warmth through paint with Silhouette AF-655 and Potters Clay CC-360. Then, add a touch of cool contrast with Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year, Aegean Teal 2136-40.

Let the sunshine in

Make your space feel warm and cozy by playing with the room’s natural lighting. Optimize sunlight by using a semi-gloss or high-gloss finish. These paint finishes provide reflection. Therefore, the higher sheens allow light to bounce around and fill the space. Also, the strategic placement of wall mirrors will help bounce the light around.

Turn Up the Heat with Your Fall Decorating
Strategic placement of wall mirrors will help bounce the light around your space.

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pack on the layers

We add jackets, sweaters and flannel shirts to our wardrobe during the colder months. Likewise, we can make our rooms look and feel warmer by incorporating layers into our décor. For example, turn up the heat with your fall decorating by adding pillows and blankets in faux fur and heavy, wool knit textiles. Additionally, include warm, natural wood furnishings and cozy rugs. Layering all of these elements will bring much needed warmth to your space this fall.

Turn Up the Heat on Fall Decorating
Make your rooms look and feel warmer by incorporating layers into the décor.

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By Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore Colour and Design Expert and regular guest on CityTV’s Cityline.

Benjamin Moore’s vision is to inspire and transform our homes, our communities, and our lives one brushstroke at a time.

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