It is never too early to start your fall home improvements for the holidays. To start, create a warm and cozy space, and from there you can expand your projects. It can be as simple as changing the wall color of your living space, moving furniture around, creating ambiance with outdoor lighting, or purchasing a fireplace. Making your guests feel welcomed this fall is simple with these classy home improvement trends.

Earthy Tones

Conventional colors for the fall are typically orange, red, and yellow. Add sophistication to your home with warm, richer tones such as deep greens, blues, and browns instead. These colors add character to any space without overpowering it. While these earthy tones are nontraditional for the fall season, they will bring warmth into any space and make your home more inviting just in time for the holidays.

If you’re not willing to commit to these richer tones, experiment by mixing one or two of these shades into your palette. Simply layer in a few rich navy blue pillows or line your dining room table with a forest green runner. These easy additions will set off the rest of your traditional fall colors.

Entertaining-Ready Spaces

With the holidays quickly approaching, welcome family back into your home with entertaining-ready spaces. As you prepare your home to entertain again, focus on the kitchen, dining room, and living areas this year. It is important to give yourself and your guests plenty of places to sit. As you design and layout your living spaces, think about how you can create as much entertaining space as possible. A sectional is a great way to create a conversation space while subdividing a room. Many guests naturally gravitate toward the kitchen, so make sure that it is clean and functional. Adding stools to a kitchen island can turn this central spot into a sitting area.

Outdoor Lighting

As we get closer to daylight savings, we will not have as much natural daylight for as many hours. Light up your backyard space and make it usable and livable with these three lightings:

Seat Wall Lighting – a great way to utilize lighting around areas that your guests frequently sit and relax
Well Lights – a subtle way to illuminate specific features within your outdoor living area
Cascade Lights – the perfect combination of ambiance and safety in a stylish, yet rugged design
When creating a lighting design to highlight outdoor spaces, it is important to utilize fixtures that not only bring warmth to your space, but also provide just the right amount of light and safety for you and your guests.

Fire Pits

Since the pandemic began, portable fire pits have been a staple of home improvement additions. This is not the only fire pit option though. Heat lamps and permanent backyard fire pits are also options for homeowners looking to derive that kind of pleasure from their extended space. They’re perfect for s’mores and parties, and they make your home more attractive to buyers if you decide to sell. Even a compact urban yard or patio can handle a fire pit. From simple fire bowls and DIY projects to elaborate customs designs with built-in bench seating, there is sure to be a fire pit that fits your budget.

Fall into the Season

Ready for the leaves to change colors and the days becoming shorter? Have your fall home improvements finished by the holidays with the help of House Doctors. We know how important it is to impress family and guests. Create cozy and welcoming spaces with us today!