There are two kinds of people this time of year.
Those who are hanging on to the last bits of summer…
and those who are ushering in fall with open arms.
I’m in that second category.
Do you decorate your home for fall? I love adding a few touches to welcome the new season.
Summer here is so hot and humid that, as soon as the temperature drops and the humidity breaks, I am ready for pumpkins and falling leaves.
Decorating for fall doesn’t have to break the bank. Small touches here and there create an overall autumn feel.
I love this teal, gold, and orange color scheme for fall. I love the warmth of the earth tones with the teal blues.
In my dining room, I added some fall (faux) foliage (say that ten times fast!) to a glass demijohn vase and to two galvanized pails on the chimney brick. The vase came from Marshalls and the pails from a furnishings consignment store.
These pails might be my favorite thing in the dining room. I just tied burlap around their handles and hooked the burlap to the screws already in the brick.
I made this pumpkin from mason jar lids a friend gave me for free! I used wire to connect the lids together in a circle, and topped it off with a champagne cork (a wine cork or even a twig would work, too) to make a stem!
Mini-pumpkins make great, inexpensive place cards.
The terra cotta baker came from a thrift store, and the faux apples came from a craft fair. The fabric runners – the inspiration for the color scheme – are just strips of fabric hemmed with glue. Click here for how to make a runner in thirty minutes and with a few dollars’ worth of fabric!
I carried the color scheme into the living room.
I found the pillows and blanket at HomeGoods.
No fall decorating is complete without candy corn and mallow creme pumpkins!
Different pumpkins with different textures – fabric, mercury glass, copper, even plastic – from Marshalls and Michaels – live happily together in my antique dough bowl.
I’m so glad it’s fall!
Happy Fall, y’all!