How To Mix & Match Tones And Textures This Fall
Fall is all about rich, bold colors, and opulent textures. Inspired by the moody romance of the season, here are some ways to mix and match tones and textures this autumn.
1. Play With Patterns
2. Embrace Burgundy And Green
Bold and dark color pairings are the duos of the season. Combine burgundy dahlias, celosia (cockscomb), and calla lilies, with green button mums and poppy pods in a birch vase to celebrate the rustic drama of the season.
3. Have Life Imitate Art
Capture the beauty of a still-life by filling a bowl with seasonal fruits and vegetables, sticking to produce in just one color to play up its various tones.
4. Opt For Wood
Use carnations in magenta, burgundy, and deep purple colors in square wooden containers for floral pops of color on your table.
5. Pair Jewel Tones And Gold In A Centerpiece
Arrange Bordeaux-red roses, black dahlias, festive pomegranates and other fresh or silk flowers in a polished brass urn for a centerpiece that brings the drama this fall. Surround it with white tapers in gold candlesticks, or a branch candelabra, and colored glassware for a cozy and seductive tablescape.
6. Pick Everlasting Succulents
Faux succulents like star cactus, dudleya and echeveria will last all year, and no one will be the wiser that they aren’t the real thing. Play off the angles and place them in geometric containers for an arrestingly modern look.
7. Refresh With Ferns
Rather than using them as an accent, put all eyes on a maidenhair fern by placing it in a shiny pot on your nightstand. When put in focus, the leaves of the fern resemble those of delicate flower petals.
8. Add A Blooming Beauty
The days may be getting colder and shorter, but create natural resplendence indoors by placing a bright yellow potted orchid in a space that sees higher humidity, like the bathroom. This pretty orchid in a terra-cotta pot sits in a glass bowl filled with gravel.
9. GET Cloche
10. Indoor Harvest
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