As summer winds to a close, it's time to start redecorating your house for the cooler fall months. This calls for replacing the light and breezy window treatments you've had up all season with warmer designs as the leaves begin to change and the nights get longer.
The most important aspect that comes into play when decorating for the fall is making sure the color pallette you employ in dressing your room is in tune with the seasons latest fads and fashions.
As with the designs you see on the runway, every new year brings on a slew of trends that the fashion-forward strive to emulate. Use high end clothing designers as the inspiration for your window treatments this autumn, as these are the people who know best what works and what doesn't season to season.
This fall, the earth tones that are perennial favorites during autumn are still around, but a wider array of brights and primary colors are enjoying a much larger presence in dressing rooms than they have in previous years.
Solid cobalts and other medium-toned blues make a statement, especially on heavier fabrics like the velvet employed in many blackout shades. By using this or another primary color, like a bold red, in a room with white walls or molding, your curtains will stand out and make a classy, timeless statement.
Of course, darker browns and oranges that reflect the changing foliage are always appropriate this time of year, but don't over do it trying to match your interior design scheme with the conditions outside. By choosing a rich coffee colored drape, you are employing a tone that will work not only in the fall but well into winter.
If a color looks good going down a runway, chances are it will be just as successful as a window treatment. So don't be afraid to incorporate your favorite trends into your home decor this fall.