Fall is the time of year where things begin to cool down, and leaves start to crisp. It's also when everyone begins to prepare for the holiday season. When it comes to decorating for this season change, décor can only go so far, but changing your lighting is a great way to bring that beautiful fall ambiance into your home. This shift from bright lights to warm, friendly lighting evokes that classic fall feeling, and there’s more than a few ways you can do this correctly.
Use String Lighting
While most people see string lights as a classic Christmas decoration, these lights are not only easy and affordable but come in an array of shapes and colors to add depth and dimension to your lighting. There is a wide selection of Halloween and fall shapes and colors available, from classic shapes that glow purple to pumpkins that give off an orange light. Yellow warm toned lights are also a great way to give the desired aesthetic that is fit for all fall occasions, making it easy to decorate for Halloween until you’re ready to bring out the Christmas décor.
Choosing an LED option for your lighting can help bring down your electric bill. With the cold season approaching, your bill is sure to skyrocket in the coming months. LEDs cast not only a nice light but also use less energy, meaning you can use more to get that true fall feeling without worrying about your wallet.
Places for Pumpkins
Get into the festive season by using your lights as actual décor. There are plenty of options out there from cute ghosts to sophisticated pumpkins that give off the light you need while being seasonally appropriate. If you want to go the more natural route, carved pumpkins can also make an excellent light source. Carve an intricate design and instead of a candle, use twinkle lights. Not only will this give off that typical warm toned fall light reminiscent of a golden sunset, but it will be more consistent and show off that beautiful design.
Lanterns Add Spice
Lanterns are a great way to decorate for any season. They give off a more orange light, which is great for fall and can be decorated in a variety of ways. Using LED candles instead of real ones is safer and will cut down on wax cleanup. They also allow you to decorate your lighting with things like orange bows, Halloween accents and more. For an even more festive look, consider nesting some mini pumpkins and fabric flowers/leaves around the candle. This can be done with pinecones, mini scarecrows or even more Halloween themed knick-knacks.
Antique Lighting Can be a Little Bit Frightening
To set the spooky mood for the end of October, think about setting up some antique lighting options. From chandeliers to rustic lamps, these types of lighting can give your home that classic haunted mansion feeling around Halloween. But, when the trick or treaters leave, those beautiful and timeless pieces can stick around to provide perfect lighting for Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas miracles.
When deciding how to decorate for the fall season, lighting is key. At Northern Lighting, we have options for every season and every style. From modern table lamps to traditional fan lights and even puck lights for accents; we help make finding the perfect lighting for every occasion possible. When you stop by our showroom, look for the blue dots to save BIG this fall! Stop by our showroom today!