Decorating Tips For Fall From South Carolina Retirement Communities

Our favorite ways to make your living space festive for fall!


We think it is safe to say that there is something special about the colder months of the year. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the holidays are approaching fast! This time of year the leaves are falling, stores are putting out seasonal displays, and most importantly, seasonal decor is everywhere! Here at our Sunshine Retirement Living Communities in South Carolina, we love helping our residents decorate for every season, but especially for fall and winter! Our team has put together a few great tips and tricks to help you and your loved ones decorate for the season in an easy and efficient way! Keep reading to learn more.

Start With Neutrals

One of our favorite tips when decorating for fall is to start with neutral tones that can easily transition into the winter months. Having a base of neutral tones that you can accent with colored throw pillows, blankets, and knick-knacks will not only keep you from having to buy completely new decor for each season, but will also save you time and energy in the long run. A great way to “start with a neutral base” is by utilizing black, white, gray, and other variations of solid neutral tones wherever you can. This technique is ideal for comforters, couches, chairs, and even wall color. For fall and holiday, we recommend adding accent pieces that capture the essence of the season! Burnt orange, burgundy, dark yellow, and dark greens are great choices for throw blankets and accent pillows that will compliment those neutral tones!

Incorporate Accent Pieces

Often, decorating for a season or holiday can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. Add subtle accent pieces into various parts of your living space to create a simple yet cohesive feeling. For fall this could include small pumpkins and colored hand towels for the bathroom, a festive table runner in the dining room or kitchen, and a few fun trinkets to add to a coffee corner or side table. Keeping it simple, yet consistent throughout your home is a great way to capture the essence of the season without going overboard.

Utilize Scents

Scent is one of the most memorable additions to your space, which is why we suggest utilizing them to enhance your fall decor! Candles, air diffusers, and even wall plugins are perfect for making your living space feel festive without having to do more decorating. We love scents focusing around pumpkin, apples, vanilla, and anything else that feels warm and cozy to you. Not only is this an easy way to keep your house feeling festive, but obviously it will smell great too!

Create Your Own Decorations

One of our favorite things to do when decorating for fall is to incorporate a DIY project. Not only does this allow you to customize your decor to be exactly what you want, but it can also save you money, while creating a fun memory. We love DIY wreaths for your door, fall inspired garland, and painted pumpkins! The opportunities for a DIY fall project are endless, and perfect to do as a family, with friends, or even individually.

We hope that these tips help you and your loved ones decorate for fall, and that you even incorporate some of these ideas into your living space at our luxury South Carolina retirement communities.

To learn more about some of the top 55+ communities in South Carolina, contact our friendly team today!

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