Switching up your home decor for a new season is a fun and inexpensive way to give your old furnishings new life. The way you decorate your home should make you happy while also showing visitors your unique personal style, and natural gas and oil help make this possible.
The little touches that help make your house a home are often made from natural gas and oil production. Synthetic fabrics are used on couch cushions and coverings, chairs, window treatments, rugs, pillows, throw blankets and more. Many seasonal accessories you’ll find at craft stores are priced so well because they are made of synthetic materials like fiberglass.
If you want to take matters into your own hands and do some DIY projects, paint, paint brushes, glue and ink are all made from natural gas and oil derivatives, and if you want to bring the smell of fall into your home, some scented candles are petroleum based.
Here are some simple, inexpensive ways to say farewell to summer and welcome fall:
1. Try a new centerpiece
Changing leaves are beautiful to look at, fun for the kids to jump in when piled on the ground and can also add a colorful fall touch to your home. Simply take a durable plastic vase and fill it with small branches and leaves. Place this on your dinner table as a centerpiece, or on your mantel for decoration.
2. Add a new throw blanket
Blankets are a great way to add function and style to your home. They’re great to snuggle under while lounging on the couch, but they can also give color and texture to a piece of furniture like your favorite chair or couch. Fleece blankets are a warm and comfortable option, perfect for fall nights. Made of polyester, these blankets come in a variety of seasonal colors, styles and patterns.
3. Switch up your table setting
What’s your favorite fall color? Deep shades of orange, yellow, red and brown are all popular shades of autumn. Find tablecloths and placemats, usually made of a poly-cotton blend, that complement your color palette to bring a little fall to your kitchen table. If you aren’t ready to invest in new ceramic or glass dish sets, there are plenty of plastic options, strong enough to withstand many a dinner party.
4. Don’t forget the pumpkins
Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins. If you’re into their usual orange color, there’s an easy fix. You can paint a pumpkin any color, so you can have their autumnal feel a pumpkin provides, while still maintaining your personal color preference. Use acrylic paint and painter’s tape to cover your entire pumpkin in a fun new color or cool pattern.
5. Incorporate new pillows
Pillows give any home a more inviting, cozier feel. Luckily, department stores and home décor retailers are usually one step ahead, so by this time, you’re probably already seeing an assortment of fall pillows covered in beautiful designs. The filling that makes pillows so soft is often synthetic. Materials like polyester fiber fill, polyurethane foam and microbeads are all natural gas and oil derivatives.