Chicago Fall Colors Guide: Celebrate the Colors of Autumn | JC Licht


Chicago Fall Colors Guide: Celebrate the Colors of Autumn

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Hunter Douglas | Parkland® Wood Blinds perfect for fall decor. Available at JC Licht in Chicago, IL.

It’s the warmest time of year, at least in terms of a color palette. The colors of autumn treat us all to a stunning array of reds, yellows, and oranges to remind us that change is beautiful.

Autumn in Chicago

If there’s one thing that Chicagoans do well, it’s celebrating our city during the prettiest time of the year. Take a stroll through downtown Millennium Park or sprawling Humboldt Park to admire nature’s fall colors, or attend one of the many fall events found all around Chicagoland. The city feels vibrant this time of year, and we can help your home to feel that way too.

Make your home fall ready by incorporating pumpkins and other gourds. Enjoy fall inspired paint colors like this periwinkle gray in this dining room. Shop for paint at JC Licht in Chicago, IL.

Fall Colors at Home

Even more than the festive fall activities, Chicago’s residents love autumn for the excuse to fill their homes with all things cozy. Candles, blankets, and warm colors find their way into each room of the house. Warm up your home with these easy tricks as the weather gets chilly.

Layers, Layers, Layers

In fashion, layering is always an easy way to sophisticate what would have been a bland outfit. Plus, with Chicago’s quickly dropping temperatures, layers are a necessity for not letting the cold weather bite. The same is true for your home!

Pile on as many blankets and pillows as your heart desires. Combine differently shaped throw pillows together to create welcoming sections on your large sofa. In the bedroom, consider adding sumptuous drapery to your windows. Accent your windows with autumnal hues with drapery or authentic hardwood blinds for warmth and texture. With such accents, you’ll be counting down the minutes until it’s an acceptable time to go to bed!


Nothing sets the cozy mood quite like the perfect candle. The aroma, coupled with the warm amber glow of the wick dancing in the soft afternoon sunlight, creates an almost-hypnotic centerpiece. Choose a seasonal scent, like pumpkin or vanilla, or let your favorite year-round perfume fill your space. As the days get shorter and shorter, evenings call for a relaxing moment, complete with an array of candles.

Thanksgiving table decorated with straw bales and pumpkins. Walls are painted in a lovely fall beige. Shop for interior wall paint at JC Licht in Chicago, IL

Fall Foliage

Bring the outdoors in - literally - by adorning your home with fall flowers and foliage. Nature’s gifts are one of the most beloved aspects of the autumn season, so cherish them by displaying them prominently in your decor! This doesn’t just have to mean a wreath full of red, yellow, and orange leaves hanging on your door. Sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and dahlias are all in bloom this season. Even consider floral fabrics with warm colors on your bed, adorning your windows, accenting your sofas.

Fall in Love with JC Licht

As the local Chicago design expert, JC Licht is here to create your perfect autumn oasis.

With multiple locations across Chicagoland, we are ready to help you with your home improvement needs, including Benjamin Moore paints, Hunter Douglas window treatments, and more. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!

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