As temperatures begin to plunge, the fall décor comes out. For some, that means black cats, ghosts, and witches. For others, it is all about pumpkins. Pumpkins can go out as a decorative introduction to fall in September and last through Thanksgiving. They come in all colors, shapes and sizes, giving a home a splash of color and lots of texture.

Pumpkins are made from all kinds of materials, including porcelain, metal, wool, fabric, paper, leaves, plastic, and mercury glass. They can be artisan-made, vintage, or manufactured. Then, of course, they can also be real. Some are realistic, while others are whimsical.

We found these great pieces of pumpkin decor at downtown Franklin shops. Now is a great time to shop in downtown Franklin, as downtown Franklin is celebrating the fall season with their Paint the Town Orange campaign (read more about that here).

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An artisan-made pumpkin

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English designer Cath Kidston is known as ‘The Queen of Print’. With a background in interior design and styling, Kidston founded her brand in 1993 and made it a global name selling home furnishings and fashion products. In 2017, after stepping down from the Cath Kidston Group, she founded a solo venture, Joy of Print, a creative design studio specializing in designing prints for the interiors and fashion world. Her new book, “A Place Called Home,” highlights her 17th-century farmhouse and garden in Gloucestershire, which is decorated with her collected treasures and textiles and floral patterns from around the world.

Kidston joined staff writer Jura Koncius last week for The Washington Post’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.

Q: If you could design a kitchen from scratch, what colors would you use for flooring (wood), countertops, cabinets and backsplash? We’re building a new home and we have

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The humble candle has undergone a massive transformation in the past few years. What was once a mere household necessity for when the lights went out, today is an indulgent luxury item. From being lit for cultural purposes to being a home decor staple, candles have come a long way, and the market for candles has grown by leaps and bounds. From encrusted statement piece to dainty ones in pastel hues, there seems to be a candle for every occasion.  

The best part is that multiple pieces of research state that scents and fragrances play a crucial role to uplift your mood. Science and studies state that essential oils have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that help you to keep your home germs free by using them regularly. So yes, lighting a candle does seem to be good for the mind and body.

Nothing beats the simple pleasure of

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CORONATION Street actress Lucy Fallon has given fans a sneak peek into her incredibly tidy Blackpool pad, filled with quirky details, clashing prints and electrifying furnishings.

The 24-year-old soap star shared snaps of her freshly cleaned home to her Instagram stories, which also showed followers her modern garden featuring an enviable set of rattan egg chairs.

 Lucy Fallon shared snaps of her freshly cleaned home

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Lucy Fallon shared snaps of her freshly cleaned home

Lucy revealed her love of neutral colours, showing a lounge area furnished with deep brown sofa and adorned with a mix of plain and patterned cushions.

Her dining room follows the same colour theme with a dark wood table and matching chairs, looking out into the garden space.

Brightening up the woody tones, the patterned wallpaper lifts the vibe of the room.

Lucy revealed it took her two years to decide how to decorate her home, before she settled on the range of clashing

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Whether you live right on the ocean or just like dreaming of the beach from miles away, if you’re looking for a way to bring coastal vibes into your home this holiday season, we’ve found the perfect statement piece: a sea glass Christmas tree.



background pattern: Bring the beach to your home this holiday season with these gorgeous sea glass Christmas trees that are available for purchase on Etsy.


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Bring the beach to your home this holiday season with these gorgeous sea glass Christmas trees that are available for purchase on Etsy.



Sea Glass Christmas Tree


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Sea Glass Christmas Tree

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Crafter Kristin Pimentel of KPSeashellDesigns on Etsy makes these gorgeous trees individually using sea glass and shells. They come in varying colors and heights, ranging from small to large. Each tree is topped with a starfish, the perfect sea version of the classic Christmas tree star topper. You also have the option to add decorations, which include small starfish, shells, and pearls.

Etsy shoppers can’t get enough of these

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For a fun and effective Halloween craft for the dinner table, use a cutting tool to make letters from thin wood or heavy card – go for classic spooky words or phrases. Then simply mount in a frame or glue to a homemade signpost. Use little chalkboards as place cards and decorate the table with an orange runner, napkins and a few mini pumpkins.



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Furniture chain EQ3 is the latest newcomer to Norwalk’s SoNo Collection.

Credit: Norman Joshua Photography.

The Winnipeg-based retailer’s fifth U.S. store, EQ3 offers furniture and home décor products, including upholstery, dining, bedroom, office, outdoor and accessories. It also features products from design companies Marimekko, Casper and Humanscale.

“Timelessness is inherent to EQ3’s design DNA,” said EQ3 President Mark Letain, “which is what makes opening a store in Connecticut, a region known for heritage homes and traditional design such a milestone for our brand. Functionality lives at the core of every product, and we’re confident our modern yet classic pieces will fit the Connecticut customer’s interior design needs.”

The 8,000-square-foot store, designed by EQ3’s in-house team, will also offer special trade shopping hours for design specialists to visit EQ3 consultants with or without their clients.

The store will open Oct. 14. Its opening weekend will offer shoppers and exclusive discount code

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We’re spending a lot more time at home than we’ve ever done before so making sure it is just how we want it has become more of a priority.

Whether that’s freshening up the walls, buying new furniture or giving your home a complete makeover – 2020 has certainly been the year for the DIY-ers.

Also emerging from 2020 are the ever-changing home decor trends – accent walls are becoming a thing of the past while darker and bolder colours prove more popular.

Up to date with the latest trends in home decor, And So To Bed sell some of the world’s finest luxury beds, mattresses, bedding and furniture and are not only helping its customer in terms of style, its sleep experts also put a lot of work into helping its customers get a great night’s sleep.

And So To Bed say: “For over 40 years, we have been

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Now that fall is officially upon us, it is time to spruce up the home with cozy accents, colors and decor. Pumpkins don’t have to be your only source inspiration. Fall decor can have a lot of unique personality while drawing ideas from the season, so here are some ideas to help you brainstorm the perfect autumnal aesthetic for your personal taste.

Fall color palettes

Classic autumn – Pair warm browns with deep orange-reds, bright, golden oranges and golden yellows with accents of light wheat.

Rustic fall cottage – Pair warm grays with auburn, rust orange and Oxford blue accents.

Mulled wine – Balance deep wine purples with lavender and pair with dark amber and apricot.

Victorian autumn – Pair olive with ocean blue and add punches of plum, oxblood and ecru.

Retro harvest party – Golden orange and yellow work as the base with accents of chocolate brown and

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Interior decoration trends change as seasons changes and you may not have to do major overhauls to meet current season trends as few key inputs and removals can set the right mood for fall. While summer brings in bright sunny colors with cheerful hues, fall and winter usually season are signified by earthy tones and rich textures that evoke warmth. Top decoration experts feel that this year lighting, fabrics and several other details will play an active role in setting trends for fall. Find these ideas here along with some of our inputs that can help you become the fall trendsetter in your neighborhood.

1. Indigo blue



a living room filled with furniture and a fire place: 1. Indigo blue


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1. Indigo blue

Classic indigo blue will play a big part during this fall season specifically with white and multiple shades of navy.

2. Cozy seating arrangements



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: 2. Cozy seating arrangements


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2. Cozy seating arrangements

With

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