Fall decor is fun. I enjoy the leaves and pumpkins, candy corn and cotton, even a scarecrow strategically placed here and there. The season sings of soft throws, warm candles and leaves crunching underfoot.
Sadly, what comes next is not so fun. Ugh. Winter.
As Scarlett so aptly put it, “I will think about that tomorrow. For tomorrow is another day!”
As much as I hate to admit it, once September turned to October I just couldn’t put off the leaves and pumpkins any longer.
When the Warriors were young, I really didn’t have time to decorate seasonally. With my somewhat empty nest now, I find not only do I have some extra time to take special care in my seasonal decor but I actually love it! The colors, the fabrics, the pumpkins...
First I started with the outdoor flower boxes. I picked up a few pumpkins, a few guards and dug out my fall silk flowers and pinecones. I enjoy the mix of colors and textures.
At the funny little house, I have a total of seven flower boxes. I wanted them to coordinate, but not be too matchy-matchy.
The key to flower boxes is to make them appear colorful from a distance and balanced up close.The key to flower boxes is to make them appear colorful from a distance and balanced up close. Click To Tweet
This year, I also invested in some silk kale. As you may know, these are quite expensive so I bit the bullet and purchased one with a coupon. Yeah me!
Inside, the goal is to disperse some color throughout the house by using throws, pillows, some DIY decor etc. Let’s start with the fireplace mantel.
I just love the candy corn bottles. They were a DIY project from a couple of years ago. A couple of bottles, a little spray paint and voila! Candy corn bottles!
On the dining room table, I have this great planter box that Big Jon made for me. It is super useful in any season. For fall I used some plain glass milk bottles from Hobby Lobby, some river rock filler, and fall colored florals.
It so easy to create a seasonal environment with a few flowers and leaves scattered about your home. I like to use sunflowers and fall floral picks to add a bit of spice to my shelves.
What is great about the seasonal decor is that it makes things “feel” so good. A few pops of fall color and some soft texture just make you curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace with a cup of your favorite tea.
There you have it. The funny little house fall tour. Leaves and pumpkins, vignettes and throws, chamomile tea and a roaring fire.
Please check out the lovely ladies of the Fantastic Fifties Fall Blog Hop below. Age is wisdom and these ladies have tons of great ideas and thoughts. 🙂