Happy 1st week of fall! The last few days have been in the 90’s here in Maryland so not quite fall weather but the mornings and evenings have given way to cooler temps. Despite the heat, the trees have started to change and the first few leaves have begun to fall. Fall is a season of slowing down, becoming more mindful, and showing gratitude after the busyness of the summer season.
I am a big fan of decorating my home for the seasons. It helps reflect the changes going on around you, brings a little of the outside in, and switches up your environment. Here are some examples of ways I incorporate the fall season into my decor. I went with versatile items such as pumpkins, leaves, and owls as opposed to specific Halloween decor to last me through the next few months. Pairing things in groups of 3 helps ground the space and showcase your decor in a way that doesn’t appear too random or cluttered. For fireplaces and mantels, I like to draw the eye in a triangle. Place your groups on either side of your hearth and draw the eye upward to your mantel with a larger showpiece. Add in personal touches with photos or a little metallic tone to mix it up and you are set! Don’t feel you need to be restricted to the specific colors of the season either. If they don’t really mesh well with what you currently have, go for more natural forms or metallics.
For outside inspiration, set the tone with a festive wreath. Add in more color with seasonal flowers in pots such as mums, pansies, and petunias (*note how much sun your entry gets; mums and pansies will fry in the sun before you even get to enjoy them). Go all out and add a scarecrow or pumpkin or keep it simple with the wreath and flowers.
Have fun with it. There really are no hard and fast rules with home decor. If it makes you happy and exudes a sense of comfort and pride, go with it! You have to live in the space after all.
Happy Fall Y’all (I had to…) go out and enjoy all things pumpkin spice and soak up this beautiful colorful season.