As we approach the end of September, fall lovers are eager to start decorating their homes for the upcoming cozy season.
Although it’s easy to get carried away, one interior design professional cautions that there are many styles and tacky decor pieces that will make your home look cheap.
Between spooky surprises, pumpkin-scented candles, and festive pumpkins, fall stands out with unique design.
But if you’re not careful, you could end up filling your home with tasteless decor.
In his recent video, YouTube interior design and style expert Garrett outlines the tacky items that will make your home look cheap and what you should replace it with.
The first item that has to go is puffing.
It doesn’t matter if it’s Halloween-related or part of a Thanksgiving ensemble, Garrett thinks these large balloons take up too much space.
“When I go up to your house and you have one of these, I see that thing. I don’t see the house. I see this thing in the front yard and I don’t like it,” he explains.
“I wouldn’t spend money on them.”
Instead, you should opt for smaller items such as pumpkins, mums, or a few straws.
Another tacky decor element is glitter.
Garrett says he doesn’t like glitter mainly because it’s not environmentally friendly.
“It’s literally one of the worst things you can do because it’s basically a really microplastic. And we all know that glitter is everywhere,” he stated.
Since luster is not natural, you should find alternatives that are rustic and simple.
You can find fake papers that will look much better.
Garrett says you should never paint your house in preparation for one season.
“I see this happening now, as I invest more in really expensive features,” he explains.
This could be painting your home or adding fall-colored furniture.
If you are constantly redecorating each season, you will end up spending a lot of money every two months.
You can use colorful LED lights, as well as transitional or versatile pieces that will set the aesthetic you want for just over two months.
“The next thing we need to talk about about fall that needs to be addressed are fall color schemes,” he continues.
Warm tones are great, but you do not need to limit yourself to the three main colors of the season.
Garrett suggests sticking with colors you know you love.
“You can bring in more of the colors you want in a comfortable way,” he admits.
One of the ways Garrett uses the color he has in different ways is with his silverware.
During the summer, he keeps it polished.
During fall and winter, it will leave it up a bit to add warmer tones to its family.
In his opinion, the “tacky compendium” is the ceremonial downfall.
“I don’t want to see it. I don’t want to be around it, we need to raise it, and that doesn’t mean we need a sign that says ‘we gather’ or a sign that says ‘fall,'” Garrett says.
Halloween signs are fine.
Undesigned floral arrangements are next to go.
According to Garrett, “You have to model these twigs; you can’t be a stick with leaves.”
Don’t just get fake craft store branches and put them in a vase without making them look natural.
You can put a bend in it or add some real dry flowers.
One viewer commented, “Couldn’t agree more about the ‘decorations’ blown in the front yard! I was ashamed that I didn’t have them when my son was young.”
Another Garrett fan wrote: “I love your practicality and common sense. Autumn’s beauty is so stunning that no faux ornament can improve it.”