Fall Focal Points
The season of entertaining has arrived! Chances are, you’ll be welcoming overnight guests or hosting a dinner party at least once during the upcoming flurry of fall and winter holidays, and while your creamy mashed potatoes and herb gravy recipes may be on point……what about your interior decor? Relax, your space doesn’t need a total seasonal overhaul, but it’s worthwhile to focus on a few areas that the REstyle team thinks of as focal points. Follow these tips and find inspiration for a more beautiful space that’s worthy of your holiday celebrations–and as always, don’t miss our REstyle Picks from brands we love!
Freshen Up for Fall
In the entertaining season, these three spaces are the most important, and will be the most memorable:
- Make a great first impression with an Elegant Entry
- Warm guests’ hearts with a Fall Fireplace
- Dazzle them with your Delicious Dining area
Photo c/o Craftberrybush.com
These decor choices are more timeless than seasonal, and will make a fantastic first impression year-round. A colorful console (we love brilliant lacquer looks like this navy Chiba Console from Selamat) brightens up even the tiniest foyer with charm and style! A sculptural entry table like this one from Arteriors commands attention and makes the perfect spot for displaying fresh flowers (a bold print wallpaper like the one seen here couldn’t hurt, either!), and large-scale artwork like this print from Shadow Catchers is always a show-stopper. Remember, your entry–whether it’s a grand foyer or a petite mudroom–is the gateway to your space, so greet guests in style!
The hearth is the heart of the home, so if you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your space, we say make it as inviting as possible! Soft lighting from a pair of elegant sconces like these beauties from Currey and Company help to project a sense of style and grace, while a cozy upholstered bench (we love these extended ottoman benches by LEE, each richly covered in a unique, antique woven textile) provides lovely seating. Linen-bound books like these from E. Lawrence make the perfect backdrop for fall’s pumpkins, autumn leaves and bittersweet branches (swap these for evergreen, bay or magnolia garlands when the calendar switches to winter), giving guests something lovely to look at as they warm themselves by the fire.
Finally, the centerpiece of the holidays and the room that guests are sure to spend some quality time in–the dining room! Let delicious dishes and holiday treats shine against a beautiful backdrop of golden accessories (these gold-finished servers by Canvas Home can elevate even the most humble salad) and colorful handcrafted dinnerware like the Cantaria collection by Skyros. The organic warmth and charm of wood (we love this simple, stunning tiered server from Roost!) echoes the warmth of the season, making sure that your space is full of laughter, life, and style!