Autumn is an exciting time! At The Montrose Apartments, our residents enjoy celebrating Chicago’s many seasons. For residents who enjoy decorating for fall, these four tips can help you make your apartment more festive at this chilly, beautiful time of year.
ORNAMENTAL CORN WALL DECORATIONS
Ornamental corn comes in a variety of colors including reds, browns, purples and blues. These colorful symbols of the fall season look great when hung on the wall like a picture. At this time of year, ornamental corn can be purchased at most art and craft stores.
To hang ornamental corn on your wall, use wire to hold two or three corn husks together, then hang the corn husks on a nail on the wall. Tie a loose orange or brown ribbon around the corn to hide the wire and give it a decorative touch. If you’re inclined, hang a rustic wood frame around the corn husks to give your arrangement an artful touch.
AUTUMNAL TABLECLOTHS AND NAPKINS
Autumn is a time of harvest and feasts. To make these events more decorative and beautiful, purchase a few autumn-colored tablecloths and napkins for your dining room table. Set aside one of these tablecloths and sets of napkins for your Thanksgiving dinner, but use the other tablecloths for everyday use.
Cornucopias are one of the most widely recognized symbols of the harvest season. For this reason, cornucopias make fabulous tabletop centerpieces. To make your own cornucopia, purchase a horn-shaped basket and lay it on its side. Fill the horn with colorful, artificial vegetables. Position them so they appear to be spilling from the horn.
AUTUMN SCENTED CANDLES
Place scented candles around your apartment. Typical autumn scents include cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, apple pie and cinnamon. These decorations look beautiful and they also make your apartment smell great. Of course, if you do burn candles in your apartment, be safe! Never leave candles burning unattended.
COME SEE US AT THE MONTROSE
Autumn will be here very soon, so it’s time to get ready. At The Montrose, we welcome new residents to join us at our apartments in Chicago. To find out more about life at The Montrose or to see our available floor plans, contact us today at (866) 659-3593.