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Four Summer Home Staging Trends You Need To Try

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Summer home staging

Now that the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, summer is officially here. Just as you bust out your summer wardrobe, it’s time to upgrade your decor to match the season. If you’re still looking for inspiration, check out these four decorating trends for your summer home staging.

Marble Everything

summer home staging marble

You’re not spending too much time on Pinterest — marble really is everywhere. This luxurious stone is showing up on countertops, furniture, and decorative items. Real marble is expensive, but you don’t have to shell out a ton of cash. In fact, a faux version made from ceramic is just as stylish.

Bring this trend into your home staging by incorporating accent pieces like bowls, candle holders, or vases. For an extra modern look, find ways to pair marble with wood or metal accessories.

Year-Round Hygge

There’s no doubt that 2017 is the year of hygge. This Danish term is most closely translates to getting cozy or comfortable, but it’s so much more than bundling up in a blanket by a fireplace.

Bring hygge into your home year-round by creating an environment that invokes feelings of peacefulness and happiness.

For summer home staging, this could mean bringing the outdoors in. Take a cue from nature and decorate with fresh flowers, indoor plants, or other botanical-inspired pieces. Light some scented candles or leave the windows open to fill your home with the fresh, breezy scents of summer.

Go For Greenery

summer home staging greenery

Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, is the perfect summer decorating hue. Symbolic of new beginnings, this bright color creates a refreshing and revitalizing atmosphere in any room.

Incorporate this trend in your summer home staging plan by creating a bold accent with a piece of furniture, linens, or artwork. For extra style points, combine greenery and hygge by adding a few house plants or succulents.

Balcony Gardening

Add a lively and refreshing feel to your balcony or patio by starting a container garden. Whether it’s a small pot of basil on a table or tall shrubs around the perimeter, adding some live flair to your outdoor space can help you sell your home fast. If you’re unsure of how to create that perfect container garden, this helpful guide from The Spruce will point you in the right direction.

If you’re staging your home for sale this summer, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have a large variety of modern and contemporary furnishings and decorations to upgrade your summer home staging

How To Make Your Bed Like A Hotel

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

bed to demonstrate how to make your bed like a hotel

Nothing says comfort like a hotel bed. There’s just something about those soft sheets and impeccable design that makes you feel more rejuvenated and relaxed after a good night’s sleep.

Whether you’re staging your house for sale, or just want to make your bed a little more cozy, bring that hotel feeling home. Take a few tips from some of the top places to sleep, and discover how to make your bed like a hotel in three simple steps.

First things first, gather your supplies. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Top sheet
  • Bedspread or comforter
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Decorative pillows
  • Blanket

Step 1: Build the foundation

bed made to look like a hotel

You’ll notice there’s no fitted sheet on this list. That’s intentional — hotels use two flat sheets to make you feel like you’re wrapped inside a burrito.
Lay the sheets together and smooth them both over the bed. Next, make hospital corners at the foot of the bed. If you don’t know how to fold hospital corners, this video will teach you in less than a minute.

At the top of the bed, separate the two sheets. Fold more hospital corners with the bottom sheet. Take the top sheet and fold it back toward the foot of the bed.

Now that you have a snug, solid foundation for your luxe hotel bed, it’s on to step two.

Step 2: Add Decorative Flair

bed to show how to make your bed

This step is exactly the same as making your bed any other day. Grab a plush comforter or bedspread and lay it across your bed. Smooth it out evenly across the bed, and fold the top back.

Next, place your pillows. Slip them inside your pillowcases, and stand them up against your headboard. Adjust your folded comforter so it touches the edge of your pillows.

Step 3: Finishing Touches

hotel bed pillows

By now, your bed looks expertly made, but it’s not quite ready yet. Grab your decorative throw pillows and place them in front of the pillows that are already on the bed.

Next, take your blanket and fold it in half. Then, fold it in half again so it forms a narrow rectangle. Lay the blanket across the foot of the bed to create a runner.

There you have it — a bed worthy of a 5-star hotel. If you’re looking to give your bedroom a more comprehensive makeover, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We offer personalized furniture rentals and decorations that will transform your home into a luxury retreat.

5 Simple Tips For Staging Bathrooms

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

bathroom staging photo

Rule number one of staging your home for sale is to create an atmosphere where prospective buyers can see themselves. In most rooms, creating a blank slate is easy. Minimize your decor, rent some modern furniture, add a fresh coat of paint, and you’re ready to go.

Staging bathrooms, however, is a little more tricky. Most people won’t spend as much time looking at the bathroom, but that doesn’t mean you can forget it. The room’s intimate nature means you’ll have to be a little more thoughtful.

Keep these five tips in mind as you prepare your home to sell.

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

bathroom staging room

Because a bathroom is such an intimate space, it’s twice as important to create an uncluttered space.

Start by removing any personal mementos like photos. Clear the clutter from the counters. Stash your cleaning products and toiletries in cabinets.

The end result is a crisp, clean bathroom that makes it easy for someone to imagine themselves in.

Set The Stage

bathroom staging spa

Staging your bathroom to create a spa-like, elegant atmosphere is a sure-fire tip for success. Give the room a neutral color palette, add some modern door handles and cabinet knobs, and keep it simple.

Buy some ultra plush towels and roll them up to create a luxurious feel. Fill a glass container with some bath salts to craft an atmosphere of relaxation.

Do stage your bathroom in a neutral color pallette. Paint the walls in a light color, and coordinate the rest of the room. You can’t go wrong with white towels and a shower curtain with a simple pattern.

Little Luxuries

bathroom staging faucet

Instead of doing a full-scale remodel of your bathroom, consider doing some smaller upgrades.

Give the room a modern update by replacing small things like the faucets on your sink and bath, shower curtain, and bath mat. Place clear containers filled with cotton balls and Q-Tips on the counter to add a bit of neutral decoration. You can even add a fresh coat of paint.

These tiny tweaks will give the room a fresh, new look without a lot of time, effort, or money.

Keep It Simple

bathroom staging counter

A good rule of thumb for staging bathrooms is to keep it simple, especially if you’re working with a smaller space. You don’t want to draw unnecessary attention to your bathroom, so avoid bold colors, heavy fragrance, or avant garde wall art.

When decorating your bathroom, choose solid colors or simple patterns. Small baskets of sea sponges or a few candles are also great way to add some decor while keeping a polished look.

Clean Your Bathroom

bathroom staging room

You spent all this time, and maybe even some money, staging your bathroom. Don’t let your hard work go to waste by forgetting the most important detail!

Give your bathroom a deep clean. Scrub your shower and toilet, wash the walls, clean inside the light fixtures, and polish the floors and mirror. If you have tile, be sure to scrub the grout.

Staging your home is a simple, affordable way to sell your home faster. At Signature Furniture Rental, we provide everything from home decor items to full-room packages.

Learn more about the benefits of home staging, and contact Signature Furniture Rental to discover how we can help you sell your home quickly.

4 Spring Home Staging Trends to Try Out Now

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

4 Spring Home Staging Trends to Try Out Now

We always enjoy observing which trends are peaking when it comes to home staging. Like interior design trends in general, home staging trends tend revolve around seasons. This spring, several new trends are emerging that you can take advantage of to help boost your home sales. Here are some spring home staging trends that you can experiment with for quick results:

Try Out Some Rose Gold for Home Staging

Rose gold is a metallic color that gained popularity with the introduction of iPhones that used that color scheme. The color choice soon spread to everything from kitchenware to home and garden decor items. It’s here to stay, and is a popular warm color this spring for staging.

Rose gold is basically a traditional gold color that has a touch of copper to give it a hint of rosy pink. Thus, it’s much warmer and softer than traditional gold, and also less dramatic than regular copper. We find that it works very well in areas where you’re trying to create a hospitable, inviting atmosphere. like the bedroom, living room, and den areas.  

Select Pastels for Warmth

It almost goes without saying that pastels are a go-to choice for home staging color options. You can use pastels in broad strokes to create a softer, warmer environment in the room. For instance, a pastel tablecloth can work wonders for a dining area. Or, opt for pastel options in the bedrooms for blankets and pillowcases.

Using complementary colors like purple and yellow or reds and greens are an easy way to highlight the color spectrum without using too many colors. Pastel buckets and watering cans are also classic spring items.

4 Spring Home Staging Trends to Try Out Now

Use White for Trim

Regardless of your overall color choice for the interior design and staging, white trim can add a touch of freshness and breeziness that are associated with springtime. Swap out those heavy dark winter curtains for some lighter white ones, and incorporate some white throw pillows here and there.

You can also try out some white placemats for the dining table, and some white towels in the bathroom. These small additions can really brighten up a room and add a splash of spring cheer.

4 Spring Home Staging Trends to Try Out Now

Utilize More Plants

This spring, bright, vivid green plants are a hot topic item for home staging. In particular, climbing plants like philodendrons can create a lush environment that fills the home with life and vibrancy. Broad, leafy elephant ear plants are also popular this season. Hanging plants are also ideal, as they don’t take up any floor space.

Artificial plants also work quite well in this regard. The idea is to counteract any feeling of blandness or starkness to the property, and artificial plants can accomplish this quite nicely. They’re also easier to take care of!
We’re excited about all the opportunities that spring brings for everyone. If you have any questions regarding home staging for the spring season, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have a wide variety of furniture rental options for home staging needs. Check us out now!

5 Simple Home Office Staging Tips to Boost Your Profit

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

5 Simple Home Office Staging Tips to Boost Your Profit

Home offices are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people pick up work from home and telecommuting options. When selling a residential property, home office staging is very important, since that space is often a major selling point for the entire property. There are some basic home office staging guidelines that you should follow for maximum results. Here are a handful of pointers:

Increase the Lighting for Home Office Staging Purposes

Having the proper lighting is essential for a home office. When staging a home office, you’ll want to make sure that the area is bright and inviting. If you can, pull back the curtains or draw the blinds to let natural light in.

Also, you can place a table lamp or a floor lamp in strategic places for additional lighting. Even if these are not on during a home presentation, it still sends the signal that the office is well-lit and suitable for work.

Use Neutral Colors

The use of color is very important when staging a home office. You’ll want to avoid jarring colors and color combinations such as bright red or bright yellow, as these can create a sense of hurriedness or even stress.

Instead, opt for neutral, calming colors like beige, white, grey, or greyish-blue. For a touch of classiness and executive professionalism, you can use gold or silver for trim and accessories in the room.  

5 Simple Home Office Staging Tips to Boost Your Profit

Display Some Books for an Intellectual Feel

Books always send a visual signal of studiousness and productiveness. It’s nice to set up a small bookshelf behind the desk if you can. A hanging shelf on the wall can also look nice, while at the same time saving floor space.

Just make sure that your bookcase and book collection are not daunting and don’t take up too much space in the room. Too many books or too large of a shelf can make the room feel stuffy and uptight. Also, you might want to choose only books that are in good condition, as really worn-down book selections can simply appear as clutter.

Decorate with Stationery and Supplies

One of the main purposes of staging is to show how the room might look when it’s in use. When it comes to home office staging, you’ll want to make sure the room isn’t bare. You can do this by placing a few stationery and supply items on a desk or cabinet.

For instance, you can place a few pens in some places and maybe a notepad near a computer. This gives the impression that the room is in use and allows the buyer to begin visualizing themselves in the home.

5 Simple Home Office Staging Tips to Boost Your Profit

Emphasize Mobile Workstations

Finally, it’s worth noting that a home office space doesn’t necessarily need to be a separate room dedicated for office work. This is especially true with more people working from laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices. Your “home office” could just be a small corner in one of the main rooms, or even a small workstation near the kitchen. It’s all about emphasizing the use of the space and creating a visual picture of how the space can be used.

Thus, you can use mobile accessories to accentuate smaller work spaces and create a more futuristic feel. You can have some tablet stands, laptop stations, and other gadgets that suggest a feeling of productivity for the space.

As we have often repeated, a well-staged home can decrease the amount of time a house spends on the market, and can help sellers net higher profits. Be sure not to overlook the office areas in a home when staging and preparing for the sales process.

If you need additional furniture items for the office or for the entire home in general, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have tons of furniture rental options for you to choose from to help increase your return on investment and close sales more quickly.

 

Staging a Home for Successful Sales: 4 Powerful Tips

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Staging a Home for Successful Sales: 4 Powerful Tips

Staging a home is essential for maximizing home and property sales. It ensures that your home is presentable, and also allows you highlight your home’s strong points. Thus, you’ll be able to appeal to the broadest pool of buyers when your home is strategically prepared for the sales process. Read on to learn some tips that can really enhance your home staging efforts.

Be Intentional and Purposeful When Staging a Home

The purpose of home staging is not just to fill empty, awkward spaces at random, but to give a sense of what the home will be like when it’s in use. Thus, each furniture piece you place for staging should give some indication of the room’s purpose. This helps create a better sales process, because the potential buyer can begin to see the potential worth that each space can offer.  

Also, as you’re presenting the home, mention the staging (subtly) during the home tour. For instance, you can say something like, “Right here is a great place for a reading corner.” That way, your buyers can begin to visualize how they’re going to use the space for themselves. This puts them inside the home already in their imagination and visualizations, and increases your chance of closing a sale.

Staging a Home for Successful Sales: 4 Powerful Tips

Opt for Smaller Decor Items

When decorating tables and countertops, you’ll want to opt for many smaller items arranged neatly, rather than one big, imposing piece. Oversized decor arrangements can look “tacky,” and can crowd tablespaces, especially dining areas. And besides, who really eats dinner with huge centerpieces blocking your view during conversation? Keep it realistic and simplistic, and opt for a row of smaller items in the center. Candles or small jars will work very well in this regard.

Showcase the Closet Areas

Closet space is surprisingly important to people. You see it all the time in movies and television shows: a person walks into a house they’re eyeing to move into, and they say, “Oh my goodness! It has a walk-in closet!” To make them look more spacious, be sure the closet areas are clean and free of unnecessary items. You can also keep the closet doors open, as this also has the effect of making the room appear bigger.

Staging a Home for Successful Sales: 4 Powerful Tips

Be Mindful of the ‘Extra’ Room

If you’ve been using a spare bedroom as an “extra” room for storage, make sure you don’t leave it that way when staging a home. Every room and space in the house needs to have a defined, set purpose. So, be sure to stage it with the appropriate items to suggest a theme or space usage.

For instance, will it be a kid’s room? Can it be converted into a home office? Guest room? It’s up to you — the point is, make sure to stage all “extra” areas so buyers can begin thinking about how they will use the space. Basically, don’t leave it empty, and for sure don’t leave it junky.

That’s it! By following a few simple guidelines, you’ll be well on your way to quicker, more profitable home sales. These tips also work well for general, all-around home design and decor as well! Are you looking for comprehensive furniture rental options for your home staging and design needs? Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have complete furniture rental packages that are both beautiful and cost-efficient.

 

Staging a Dresser: Top Decor Ideas For Any Space

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Staging a Dresser: Top Decor Ideas For Any SpaceDressers are an interesting aspect of interior decoration. On the one hand, they’re not usually the central focus of the room. On the other hand, they can have a big influence on the room’s overall appearance and visual aesthetic. Staging a dresser properly can really make all the difference when preparing a home for sales presentations. A well-staged home will sell more quickly and can help you net a better profit.

The following are some of the top decor ideas for staging a dresser. These tips can also be used for everyday decor purposes, not just home staging!

Common Decor Items For Staging a Dresser

Of course, you’re free to use whatever decor items you want when staging or decorating a dresser. However, there are some items that are iconically associated with dressers and dresser tops. These include:

  • Picture frames or photo albums
  • Vases
  • Flowers
  • Lamps
  • Candles
  • Colognes and perfumes
  • Mirrors

People generally associate these items with dresser tops, so you typically can’t go wrong no matter how these items are arranged. The only exception is if you’ll be incorporating a large mirror. When using a mirror to decorate a dresser, you’ll want to have it squarely in the middle of the dresser for symmetry (similar to the way a TV should sit in the middle of a TV stand). You can then add the other items around the mirror accordingly.

Staging a Dresser: Top Decor Ideas For Any Space

Go With a Theme

Dresser top decor items like lamps, photo albums, and vases can create a very neutral and unobtrusive theme that’s great for any room in the house. Other items like flowers, candles, and colognes/perfumes can add a more “homey” touch — this is excellent for the master bedroom. Children’s rooms can benefit from more playful themes and decor items: incorporate small toys, dolls, figurines, or sports items for dressers located in kid’s rooms.

Classic Mirror Decor

The dresser is one of the most logical place to put a mirror. Since dressers are usually waist or chest height, having a mirror on the dresser top makes for the perfect area to view yourself. The mirror (especially larger ones) can also create the added benefit of making the room bigger due to the reflection.

As mentioned, be sure the mirror’s centered as well as stable. Clean off any streaks or spots before doing any home sales presentations.

Staging a Dresser: Top Decor Ideas For Any Space

Don’t Clutter the Dresser Top

The top of a dresser can be highly functional — for many people, it’s a place to plop your keys or your wallet or jewelry after work. Thus, if you plan to use your dresser as a place to put things, you don’t want to clutter it with so much decor that it no longer becomes functional. However, if your dresser is purely decoration (for instance, if you have a small dresser in the hallway), it’s OK to take up a bit more space with vases and picture frames or other items.

Make sure you consider the dimensions of the dresser. A wider dresser will of course allow for more decorating surface; taller narrower dressers will have a limited surface area to work with.

Pro-tip: You can also find a decorative tray to hold your wallet, keys, etc. That way, the dresser top can still be functional while remaining visually appealing!


By following these guidelines, you’ll be sure to dazzle potential home buyers or future visitors and guests! If you need more comprehensive decoration and furniture selections, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. We have an abundance of options, including dressers, mirrors, and complete home and room packages. Get started today on an upgrade!

 

How to Stage a House: Small Space Staging Tips and Tricks

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

How to Stage a House: Small Space Staging Tips and Tricks

Learning how to stage a house properly can really increase the chances at a rapid, profitable property sale. Home staging is a skill that some people seem to be born with, but everyone can most definitely benefit from staging tips. Home staging requires careful planning, especially if you’re dealing with smaller spaces.

Smaller spaces are not always a drawback; some people enjoy the warm and cozy feeling that they can provide. Thus, staging a small space requires you to work with the room to help draw out its unique features and advantages.

Small Space Home Staging Tip #1: Use Only a Few Colors

Too many colors can make a small space look too “busy” and overcrowded. If you can, try and stick to only a few colors. This will help tie the room together so that the far ends of the room come together with the center of the room. Actually, if you can just use white and one other color, it can really do wonders to clean up the look of the space.

Also, remember that darker colors tend to make the room look smaller, while lighter colors can open up the space more. Clear items (like coffee tables with clear tops) can also create an impression of more space.

How to Stage a House: Small Space Staging Tips and Tricks

 

Small Space Home Staging Tip #2: Go with a Theme

Along with colors, creating a theme for staging can further simplify and unify the room’s appearance. Rather than having a bunch of scattered items, it creates visual organization if you can work with a theme. Some common themes include nautical themes, holiday/seasonal themes, modern themes, and vintage looks. The key idea is to avoid clutter by having fewer items that share a connection rather than having many random, disjointed pieces. Opt for furniture sets rather than piecemeal collections.

Small Space Home Staging Tip #3: Create a Path and Place Furniture Properly

Again, one of the main advantages of smaller spaces is the feeling of warmth and hospitality they provide. However, all rooms still need some sense of flow, especially when it comes to pathways in between furniture. Be sure guests have a path to navigate in and out of sitting spaces and have access to important areas like the TV or dining table.

If the furniture is “sticking” to each other (i.e., no spaces in between items), it may mean that you have either too much furniture in the space or furniture items that are too large. Opt for slightly fewer items, or go for more modern, streamlined furniture items. Lastly, make sure that furniture is spaced properly.

How to Stage a House: Small Space Staging Tips and Tricks

Small Space Home Staging Tip #4: Don’t Worry Too Much About Cost

If you have some small space staging to do, and you’re on a budget, you shouldn’t really worry too much. As mentioned, small spaces can’t really support many furniture items to begin with, and so you’ll probably need fewer items than normal. Also, there are various methods and techniques you can use that can help you stage spaces while at the same time cutting costs. These include:

So, rather than fixating too much on cost, you’ll want to focus more on innovation and resourcefulness. Think of the limitations on space as an opportunity to test and challenge your creative spirit!

Are you looking for more options to stage and beautify smaller living spaces? Furniture rental options might be the best solution for you. Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental for complete furniture rental packages, accessories, and more. Renting furniture can help you achieve the look and presentation you’re seeking at a fraction of conventional costs!

 

Home Staging and Presentation Tips with Pets in Mind

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Home Staging and Presentation Tips with Pets in Mind

Prepping your home for a sale is extremely important. Properly clearing and staging the property will help impress potential buyers, and can help move sales along more quickly. Proper staging is especially important if pets have been living at the property. While most people love pets, they can present a few challenges when it comes to home staging.

The good news is, these challenges can be easily remedied through proper planning during the staging process. Read on to learn more about how to stage a home with pets in mind.

Relocate the Pets during the Home Staging and Sales Process

It’s not a bad idea to relocate the pets to another place such as a friend’s house or a kennel during the staging and sales process. Some buyers may be allergic to cats, dogs, and other pets, and don’t want to see pets of any kind on the premises. So, moving them to the backyard probably isn’t going to be enough- you’ll want to ensure that they’re off grounds and well out of sight.

Also- some states have laws that require you to disclose if a pet has been living at your house. Be sure to make all proper disclosures when required.

Home Staging and Presentation Tips with Pets in Mind

Remove any Traces of Pet Activity in the Home

Besides removing your pet from the premises, you also don’t want to leave any indications of pets at the property. Remove and stow away any pet toys, blankets, beds, and baskets. If you can, remove the dog house from the backyard during the sales process. Also try not to have any pictures (like on the fridge, etc.) that include a pet.

This last tip also goes for online listings and posts. Avoid posting any pictures of your home with the pet. For instance, you wouldn’t want to show a picture that includes your cat lying on the living room carpet. While it’s kind of sad for the pet (we all love to show off our pets), it’s simply a smart move to avoid including them in any photos that will be used online or for showing buyers.

Clean, Deodorize, and Disinfect

General cleaning is a must when it comes to home staging. If you have a pet, this becomes even more important.

  • Be sure to sweep, mop, and perform regular cleaning points
  • Vacuum meticulously
  • Use a lint brush or tape to remove any fur from tough-to-reach spots
  • Deodorize the rooms well

When it comes to deodorizing, you’ll need to be extra cautious. Sometimes our noses can get desensitized or accustomed to certain smells that we’re exposed to over and over. So, you might want to come back a day or two later after you’ve deodorized to double check that all odors are completely gone.

Home Staging and Presentation Tips with Pets in Mind

Pay Attention to the Outside, Especially the Backyard

If you have an outdoor pet, it’s crucial that the yards of your home are presentable. Make sure there are no holes in the ground, bare patches of grass, or chewed-up plants. Also, be extra sure to clean and sanitize any pet-related “messes” on the ground. Scratches in the fence or other similar issues need to be repaired. Remove any pet food or other items you may have stored in the back. Lastly, be sure that your backyard is properly staged and decorated in addition to simply being cleaned up.

Remember- it’s not about “hiding” your pet or being ashamed of having one. You simply want to err on the side of caution and put the needs of potential buyers first, in order to maximize your chances at a quick, efficient, and profitable home sale. If you need more extensive home staging and preparation options, consider furniture rental. Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental for all your home staging, preparation, and decoration needs!

Fall Themes for Decor That Will Wow Your Visitors

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Fall Themes for Decor That Will Wow Your Visitors

Fall is officially here! It’s that time of year again that so many of us love. Football games, Halloween candy, and Thanksgiving pie — what more could you ask for? As the weather cools off and the leaves change colors, we should also adjust our home decor to reflect on one of the more quiet, contemplative seasons of the year. As you’ll see, all themes are easy to integrate into your decoration or home staging scenes.

You might be familiar with some basic fall themes and decor ideas. Rather than restricting you to specific projects, this week we’ll lay out basic principles and concepts for you to build upon. Have fun with these ideas!

Fall Themes Begin with the Colors

Whether it be a table centerpiece, hallway decor, or a window treatment, the foundation of any fall display is the choice of colors. As can be expected, fall decor themes will basically mimic the changing colors of the falling leaves. You’ll want to use plenty of orange, yellow, and dark red (like bordeaux wine) to signify the autumn seasons.

Other colors also work very well, such brown for a background, or deep purples for accents. Of course, as Halloween approaches, black and orange is a given combination.

Pro-tip: Throwback Padres gear is perfect for fall with the brown, orange, and yellow colors. Hang a banner or shirt for some seamless team spirit decor!

Fall Themes for Decor That Will Wow Your Visitors

Fall is the Time for Harvest and Abundance

The fall months are dominated by two holidays: Halloween and Thanksgiving. However, apart from these themes, the main overarching fall theme for most people is that of harvest and abundance. An easy way to decorate your home is to incorporate items that are typically associated with traditional harvesting activities. These can include:

  • Baskets
  • Wagons
  • Garden tools (like pitchforks or rakes — those related to gathering rather than planting)
  • Garden boots and other clothing items
  • Cornucopias
  • Hay and scarecrows

Use Vegetation to Highlight Your Fall Themes

Along with the theme of abundant harvest, the use of vegetation and plant life can help you to create spectacular fall decorative creations. Again, your choice of items should indicate harvest; also, there are plenty of plant and vegetable items that are associated with fall due to their colors. These can include the following:

  • Pumpkins, squashes, and gourds
  • Persimmons
  • Dried corn (especially with the husk still on)
  • Sunflowers
  • Cranberries and other berries
  • Dried grass, twigs, and branches
  • Apples

For maximum effect, you can combine several different fruits and vegetables to really emphasize the idea of plentifulness.

Fall Themes for Decor That Will Wow Your Visitors

Outdoor Decor is Very Important

Out of all the seasons, fall is one that is more associated with the outdoors than others. Thus, you’ll want to make sure the outside of your home is decorated appropriately. You can line the porch steps with pumpkins and other harvest items. Use outdoor lighting to set the mood on the lawn and in the backyard.

You can take this a step further and “bring the outdoors inside.” Use leaves and other outdoor pieces to decorate the inside home. In fact, if you look closely, that’s what we’ve been doing all along — bringing the harvest inside for the family!

Overall, fall is the time to slow down, reflect, and prepare ourselves for the upcoming winter months. This can be reflected in your decor and staging style if you opt for an easygoing, relaxed, and warm feel.

Are you looking for more expansive design and decor options? You may wish to explore furniture rental options. Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental for top-of-the-line rental packages and items to help you acheive the fall look you’ve always dreamed of!