Autumn’s arrival signals leaves to change their color, so why shouldn’t it signal color changes in your house? Orange is one of the most energizing fall shades; discover some simple ways to add orange accents to a variety of rooms.
The front entrance is often the first things guests see when they visit your house, so welcome them by incorporating orange into this area. One way to do this is to paint the wall surrounding the door area or a side wall where you hang your coats.
A staircase wall is another great candidate for painting. HGTV.com depicts a spice-colored orange wall adjacent to the main staircase that provides a warm welcome. You can also add orange accents with a garland of artificial leaves or an orange rug. Decorate a bench by the entryway with orange mums and pumpkins, as featured on MarthaStewart.com.
Kitchen and dining room
Because warm colors stimulate the appetite, orange is one of the top hues for your kitchen and dining areas. For small splashes of color in the kitchen, opt for orange lampshades or light bulb covers.
Beeyoutifullife.com features three orange retro bar stools that enliven a light brown kitchen with wood cabinetry and accents. The window over the kitchen sink is another great area to target; BuildDirect.com depicts orange peacock feather curtains that add a rich hue to this corner of the house.
For the dining room, consider full-length orange panel curtains and a simple centerpiece of candles, faux leaves and faux berries. An orange-colored table or chairs is another way to go, as seen on Artflyz.com. For more subtle additions of color, consider going with an orange table runner and candles combined with orange seat cushions.
Orange makes a living room anything but bland. The easiest way to liven the room with this hue is via orange accent pillows and a throw blanket, as seen on Decorpad.com.
Anchoring the room with an orange area rug will add a central splash of color. Small details like lampshades or lamp bases, an accent table or a flea market vase can also do wonders for the room.
Orange can energize your bathroom in the form of new accessories like a shower curtain, rugs and towels. Place a swath of orange faux orchids in a vase by your sink, as depicted on HGTV.com.
Cinnamon, pumpkin or spice-scented candles can add both a warm hue and comforting scent to your bathroom. A small collage of pictures or a collection of orange items on a floating shelf can contribute to the overall autumnal theme.
Continue the orange theme in your bedroom with accent pillows and a throw. An orange headboard can make a confident statement. Williams-sonoma.com depicts a pumpkin-colored duvet cover complimented by mustard-colored accent pillows and an earth-toned seagrass headboard.
Spray paint your lamp bases and dresser drawer knobs to extend the orange vibe. Hang a tapestry or some artwork to spice up the walls.
With these easy ways to add orange to your home decorating scheme, why not bring fall inside?
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.