If you’re anything like me, you’ve already gotten the itch to start or have already started decorating for Fall. Decorating for Fall has always been a little love/hate relationship for me. For instance, I love all the fall candle smells and the outdoor mums and pumpkins but truthfully indoors has always been a struggle for me. When I decorate my home with the colors and tones I have year round, mixing in all the traditional orange & yellow fall colors has never been my favorite. However, outside I love to go all out with the traditional colors. So what I usually do inside is play off the colors that are already in those rooms and bring in the warmer fall colors to match and feel like they actually belong. You’ll see in my living room, my rug has teal in it. Putting anything yellow or orange with that just wouldn’t go with that room, so I don’t put any of those colors in there. Instead, I find items to match the decor already in there. Also decorating for Fall can be tricky because you have September which always reminds me of apples & cider and the start of pumpkins and mums. Then you have October, which is a total shift in decorating given the traditional black and orange colors. Lastly, November and Thanksgiving has much more of a rustic vibe with red, browns, creams etc that trying to blend all of these together in a short window can be difficult. So over the course of the next couple of months I’ll slightly change or add items to fit the time of month. This is my start of fall look. I’ll keep most of this out until Christmas decorations go up. (oh.me.gee… my absolute favorite.. now thats a pure love relationship I have) But come beginning/middle of October, I’ll add a few more orange pumpkins, the halloween jack-o-lantern and even set my dining room table for a Halloween dinner. I used to add a lot more in October for the kids as they love Halloween, but I don’t go as crazy anymore. Then you’ll see in November, I take those real Halloween items out and set up for a little more Thanksgiving driven look. Come take a look, welcome to my home this fall!
T H E E N T R Y
My entryway is pretty small so I keep it very simple out here. Adding a statement wreath over a mirror is an instant way to add a big piece to a space. Less is more sometimes, and that’s always been my motto in my entryway.
T H E K I T C H E N
I add some warmth to the Kitchen during fall by incorporating some reds, greens and textures in here. I’ll alway fill a bushel basket with apples. TIP- You don’t need to fill the entire bucket. Place a bowl upside down inside the basket to take away much of the depth. This way you don’t have to waste and buy a ton of apples. I’ll display my wine corks in here which are earthy to me accompanied by some colorful pumpkins. The white kitchen really makes the fall colors pop in here. I’ll even switch out my usual flour glass jar and add oats for some more texture. Also, run to Bath and Body Works and get the Leaves Candle. It makes your entire house smell like Fall Heaven.
D I N I N G R O O M
Like I’ve said in past posts, my dining room is in the center of my home. Having it seen so often I really like to have it set to complete the room. I wanted to bring in some deep reds, blushes, gold and cream into here this Fall. If you missed last weeks post, I shared how to make these Faux Centerpieces for $20!
L I V I N G R O O M
Here is the room I was speaking about earlier. Given the colors of this rug, I always need base my decor around that. So I stuck with the teal and cream fall accents just bringing in various sized pumpkins. You don’t have to change every single room in your home to the traditional fall colors.
I really hope you found a little inspiration there today! I’ll be sharing my outdoors in a couple weeks seeing how last years post is still one of my post popular ones. Happy Fall and happy decorating!
S H O P T H I S L O O K