For many people, fall is the most beautiful time of the year. Cool weather, falling leaves in colors ranging from gold to deep red, and autumnal smells filling the air—what’s not to love?
Fall is also a great time to give your home a new look. If you want to do it on the cheap, a home lighting project is the way to go. Listed below are 6 lighting ideas to try in your Carmel home this fall.
1. Bring Outdoor Elements Indoors
It’s hard to beat the romantic beauty of nature during the fall, so why not bring some natural fall elements into your home? Start with light fixtures made from natural materials like wood, which will create a rustic effect in your rooms. Design elements inspired by nature, such as leaves, twigs, and flowers, also create the same effect. You can even make your own fall-inspired decorative light pieces by attaching pinecones and dried leaves to a basic light fixture.
2. Copper Is the Color of the Season
Although gold is a staple colorof the fall, copper can be just as attractive. Copper candle holders, decorative light pieces, and light fixtures all add a touch of warmth to your home’s interiors. Whether you want to create a rustic look or a more modern and luxurious finish, copper is flexible enough to add a warm glow to any space.
3. Integrate Fall Colors and Patterns to Your Lights
Think rich orange and reds, deep merlots, and creamy yellow colors when choosing your light fixtures. Thesecolors evoke the feeling of fall and can be found in many types of fixtures, from floor lamps andwall sconces, to chandeliers and pendant lights.
Plaid patterns are also a great design element for fall. A light fixture with plaid elements will definitely stand out. One thing to remember is to not overdo it with the colors. A splash of warm orange on a lampshade with a few decorative burgundy colored candles will look lovely when placed next to your loveseat or armchair.
4. Dim the Lights
Create a cozy atmosphere by dimming your lights and setting the mood. Dim your overhead lights and use decorative amber lamps for uplighting. You can also use to create a beautiful glow and effect, especially in bathrooms. If you’re worried about the fire hazard of using candles, get the LED version instead. They’ll still come in different shapes and sizes, and sometimes even come with a remote controller for easy use.
5. Candelabras and Taper Candles
A candelabra can make any dining room look fabulous. You can choose to keep things simple, go full-on gothic, or even go DIY by using materials at your nearest Home Depot. The caveat is that candelabras have such an old-school charm that they’re not really for everyone.
6. Fairy Lights for YourCenterpiece
Consider using fairy lights as a table centerpiece. Add a couple of decorative lamps on each end of the table or place novelty light pieces to add a whimsical touch. Tea lights inside delicate glass containers will also provide a dainty finish to your table.
So, there you have it. Go ahead and spruce up your home this fall with these lighting ideas.