Fall 2018 is here and it’s time to redecorate. Put away your summer décor and fill your home with touches of autumn. To give you a head start on fall design, we asked the professionals of Troolr to provide us with their best tips and tricks to create a stunning, cozy space for the coming months.


1. Bring the outdoors, inside

Fall is a beautiful time of year, but the cold, wet weather makes it difficult to really appreciate the autumn aesthetic. So bring that rustic beauty indoors. Use lanterns and fall floral designs to bring a little piece of fall indoors. Take advantage of the colors, the purples, oranges, and pinks. Incorporate those colors into your design. Embrace the changing season. Your design choices should reflect that fact that we are leaving summer behind and welcoming fall with open arms.


2. Create a unique theme

The best designers always have a plan. When laying out your fall design, create a theme that reflects your personality. Your theme should be unique. When you chose items to add to your layout, don’t buy at random. However, don’t be afraid to mix themes. It’s okay to think outside of the box as long as it’s intentional. Have a purpose and be mindful of the items and space as a whole.


“You don’t want to use a mish-mosh of decor. Keep a theme, such as vintage or farmhouse, and keep your colors similar. Also don’t be afraid to mix styles.”


3. Don’t forget Halloween

It’s easy to get caught up at work or school and lose track as the October days slip by. The one thing that should never be forgotten though is Halloween. For one day out of 365, you can be whatever you want. Halloween gives designers the opportunity to express themselves in the most outlandish and abstract ways possible. Embrace the weird and extraordinary. “It’s Halloween” is a response that excuses the need for logic or reason. Let your design choices reflect the wild and unpredictable nature of the holiday and don’t be afraid to get a little scary.


4. …Don’t forget Halloween

The 31 days leading up to Halloween are great. With every day that passes, things get a little spookier. During those days, it is okay to let out your inner child, but once November 1st rolls around it’s time to put away the fake cobwebs and plastic skeletons. Fall time is about more than Halloween. Don’t let your Halloween designs spill over into November.


“When Halloween is over, take the Halloween decor down quickly. No one wants to see a ghost on Thanksgiving.”


5. Be aware of proportions

When laying out the design of the room, pay attention to how items are placed in relation to one another. Think of the size of each item and utilize space in a way that is pleasing to the eye. The key is the focus. The centerpiece of your layout should be placed in such a way that the eye is drawn to that particular item. In addition to the placement, relative size is also key. Keep in mind how the size of your centerpiece and how it compares to the items around it.


For more advice on interior design, visit Troolr.com and contact a professional near you. Thanks to Cheryl Lemus and Jeanne Lashmet for their input and thoughts.