Thinking about autumn can bring about some pleasant thoughts. And while it is common to think about cozy scarves and delicious pies, the symbolic meanings of autumn are more profound than you think. Ancient cultures, science, and astrology have associated many aspects of this beautiful season to human life. These symbolic associations are powerful reminders that Mother Nature has an incredible influence on our lives.
As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, "The only constant is change." Autumn reminds us that our bodies, minds, and surroundings are always developing. It focuses on the impermanence of life, emphasising how vital it is to embrace the present. By doing so, we can savour what we have before it is gone.
Thanks to the changing nature of life, each and every day presents us with new mysteries. The crisp fall air and changing leaves personify these unknowns. And once we accept those unknowns, we have more capacity to live life to the fullest. After all, it's quite comforting to realise that we are all in the same boat facing the same sea of mystery.
Day and night are the same length during the autumnal equinox. As a result, ancient cultures have always associated this day with the concept of balance. The sun also enters Libra, which is symbolised by a pair of balanced scales. Autumn grants us a chance to harmonise with the Earth and tap into the balance within us.
As temperatures drop to the tune of leaves falling, autumn illustrates the beauty of letting go. It doesn't have to be considered morbid or morose. The idea of letting go also stresses the temporary nature of everything around us.
Fall is the end of many things but it can also represent the beginning, take a cue from the spiritual and use this season to help you find the balance you need.
As the seasons change outside, the design of your home should subtly reflect that inside.
Transitioning your space for the fall season can be quite challenging. While it can be tempting and fun to consider kitschy autumn decor, more thoughtful decorating choices will take your space to the next level. From unique accessories to sophisticated wallpaper, fall decorating is all about adding warmth and expressing your style.
Because autumn is all about textures, consider adding elements such as leather, wool, or natural grasses for an easy and chic way to decorate for fall.
Feel the warmth of autumn interior home with a few simple decorations. Autumn is usually associated with wooden twigs, fallen leaves, pears, pumpkins and many yellow, brown, green, orange and gold tones. All these natural shades create the warmth of autumn interior and make it to act mesmerising of the consciousness. There is no need to change the furniture – it is enough to add only a few decorations in earth colours. It is very easy to make decorations, turn on seasonal vegetables, leaves, nuts and candles.
Wooden furniture, objects found in nature in earthy colours can be used as decoration in every home. The walls can be in warm yellow hues that always provide joy in the home. If you are not able to buy a new sofa, you can cover your current sofa with bedspread in autumn colours. Be inspired by the coloUrs of autumn leaves and enter a patchwork in your homes. As decoration you can use pillows in fine gold, or orange shades. Also as a decoration on the walls can serve a photo wallpaper with autumn motifs.
You can arrange some table a few apples, cinnamon sticks and candles. If you have a wall-pictures with autumn landscape, now is the time to find them a place on your walls and combine it with a bunch of dried leaves. If you have a fireplace, you can arrange with wrought iron candelabra and some seasonal fruits.
When in doubt, layer pumpkins. An assortment of pumpkins in a range of hues is a failsafe way to transition your home for the fall season. Place them on your kitchen island, bookshelf, or a coffee table for a fun look, as Fujikawa of Habitat Studio has done here. "We also love to dip into our local nursery for our festive pumpkins and gourds," Fujikawa says. "Try sage-coloUred pumpkins, white Cinderella pumpkins, or tiger stripe pumpkins." She also suggests stacking them on top of each other for added visual interest.
With each new autumn decorative element you can give warmth to your home. It remains to you and your imagination to decorate your home on order to bring you joy and reflect exactly who you are.