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Dwell: How to incorporate Lowcountry details into your fall decorations

Fall is now in full swing at Kiawah River as Mother Nature paints across the landscape with hues of oranges, yellows, reds and purples. Fall is known as the season of gathering, and there’s no better way to welcome family and friends into your home than with tasteful and inviting autumn décor that pays tribute to the Lowcountry.  

Accent Your Front Door 

Dress up your front door with a DIY wreath or foliage display using natural materials from your backyard. Gather an array of autumn foliage, such as dried ferns, sweetgrass, dried okra pods, foraged leaves and grass and dried yarrow to highlight the warm golden tones of fall. Tie the elements together with a wired ribbon for a showstopping arrangement that will liven up your front door while paying tribute to the Lowcountry’s autumn wonders.   

Warm up the Entryway 

Incorporate a mix of small pumpkins, gourds, fall foliage and pinecones in your foyer with a simple, tasteful tablescape to bring the warm colors of fall into your home. Add a few pumpkin-scented candles in fun lanterns or canning jars to your foyer’s tablescape to make your guests feeling right at home as soon as they walk in the door.  

Get Cozy Outside  

It’s time to swap the cornhole boards in your backyard with an outdoor fire pit and plush lounge chairs to create a festive retreat for family and friends to enjoy on brisk fall days. Invite guests to cozy up next to a roaring fire with an outdoor rug, comfy blankets and a s’more kit for the kids.  

Mix Colors and Materials 

Fall is a great time to swap out pillows and throws for a cozy atmosphere as the chillier weather sets in. Incorporating bright greens and ivory tones into your décor offers a neutral base that puts focus on the punches of orange, red and yellow throughout the home. Additionally, burlap, tweed and velvet are great transitional fabrics for a simple yet festive nod to the autumn season.  

If you’re ready to start decorating, head to your local farmer’s market or to nearby Legare Farms’ pumpkin patch on Johns Island to pick out your pumpkins and gourds. While you’re at Legare Farms, be sure to check out the farm’s Pumpkin Patch & More event in October, where visitors can pick pumpkins, craft scarecrows, participate in a nature quest and more. 

Happy Fall, y’all!