Orange Crush

Tips on How to Incorporate Orange Into Your Fall Home Décor


(Autumn Florals photo courtesy of

Nothing screams fall more than the color orange.  Unfortunately, many of us are too intimidated to incorporate it into our home décor.  How can you face your fears and warm up to autumn’s favorite shade? 

We spoke with Long Island-based interior designer, Lori Miller of Lori-Girl Creations for some tips on how you can use this often misunderstood hue in your home décor – affordably. 

"Orange is one of my favorite colors to design with,” explains Lori.  “It's an association with fall yet it can last through the summer. In varying shades, it is a replication of sunrise, or my favorite drink, the tequila sunrise.” 

(Orange Sunflowers photo courtesy of

During the months from September to December, Lori says it's easy to add orange to your home décor without paying a fortune. “Pick up an inexpensive clear glass candy jar and fill with candy corn. Place on an end table or on the console. Pick up orange candles or candleholders and brown candles and place near your candy jar.  Pop of orange made easy!”

(Bar Soap image courtesy of Nubian Heritage)

Other items Lori suggests for adding a pop of orange include soaps for the bathroom, floral arrangements, linens, paper plates, photo frames, pillows and drapery tiebacks to name a few. “Use your imagination and have fun!"

Lori founded Lori-Girl Creations in 2000, and holds degrees in both Interior Design and Psychology. She has been featured on radio programs, in local newspapers, writes for, has written and teaches the Certified Decorators Curriculum for the Paint & Decorator’s Retail Association, and has been named as one of Long Island’s Top Ten Designers by Wainscott Media/NY Spaces Magazine. Her work has been exhibited in one of Long Island’s Showhouses, Newsday Long Island, and House Magazine.  Visit her at

For more expert home décor advice, tips and tricks, stay tuned to Exit Realty Gateway’s blog.


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