falling for fall

With another Thanksgiving in the books, we, over here at Services Rendered, are in full on Fall mode…even though it’s been unseasonably warm the past two days.  And while we would love to go all out in autumn decorating if left to our own devices, we realize it’s unrealistic to completely overhaul your home with new accessories and furniture just because it’s a new season. There are some types of accessories, however, that we believe are definitely worth bringing in during these colder months, that feel cozier without seeming over the top or tacky.

Below are our favourite three ways of adding some timeless warmth into your home in fall and winter:

1. Adding cozy texture…

Who doesn’t love to curl up with a cup of tea and a cozy faux fur throw, chunky knit or fluffy pillow on a chilly November day? These types of materials come in neutrals that will go with any colour palette, but will bring in texture that is sure to compliment the colder seasons more than your usual breezy accessories do.

1. Faux Fur Throw  2. Oversized Chunky Knit Throw  3. Fluffy Pillow }

2. Adding seasonal patterns…

There’s something about seeing those first plaid flannels and houndstooth skirts that make us giddy every September. Plaid, obvious stitching and houndstooth patterns scream fall – in the best way. And while the first image that may come to mind when you think of plaid may be bright, itchy tartan prints, which look great in some spaces, there are many sophisticated options that will work for any home. The key to bringing in these seasonal patterns is to stick with subtle colours – whether neutral or soft autumn colours.

4. Plaid Pillow  (and this and this) 5. Whipstitch Mohair Throw  6. Houndstooth Throw (we also like this) }

3. Adding natural materials…

The last way we think you can smart-cessorize for fall is by adding in some natural materials through accessories. We love natural materials at any time of year, but an abundance of wood and acorns at this time of year is so special. Many stores right now are carrying beautiful wood trays that are very on trend and are perfect for the coming holiday parties. Adding acorns or pinecones to hurricanes are another easy and inexpensive way of bringing some autumn into the decor you already have.

7. Wood and Marble Tray  8. Acorn Vase Fillers  9. White Oversized Apples }