Falling for Your Home- Decorating for the Autumn Season
Next week, it will officially be the start of a new season. Football is underway, pumpkin spice coffee and yoga pants are back, and flowers will be replaced with jack-o-lanterns and cornstalks. The weather is cooling down and the sun is setting a little sooner. Perhaps one of the best parts of fall though, is Sunday. There is nothing quite like a Sunday in Fall. Pancakes for breakfast, apple picking and hay rides in the afternoon, and Hocus Pocus, popcorn, and cider in the evening.
If you’re like us, Sunday in fall is the perfect day, and it is also the day to explore all the shops and markets and what they hold for the Autumn season. September is our green light for all things harvest and spooky. This past weekend was the Brimfield Antique Fair, with Sunday being the last day to search through all the goodies and treasures on display. It’s times like these that bring out our excitement to really start decorating. There are so many ways to get your home ready for fall.
You don’t need to have a haunted house to bring in the spooky. Mantle displays are one of the most impactful ways to decorate for Autumn and Halloween in particular. Mix and match different unique finds that incorporate the beautiful color palette of the season. Black, orange, red, yellow, brown, and burgundy can create a vivid scene. In our mantle display, we chose to bring in some skeleton figurines, Halloween tea light holders to create a warm glow when lit, and used a light up canvas harvest photo for a full back drop.
Because who says you have to wait until Christmas? One of the most enjoyable parts of the holiday season, is picking and decorating the Christmas tree. Why not bring that joy to fall? Our tree is a deep black and gold ombre…perfect for fall! Use the natural beauty of the season by stringing turned leaves around the tree. You can even bring in other natural elements like acorns or you can opt for a more traditional approach with holiday specific ornaments, like the glass blown ornaments by Old World Christmas that we hung on our Autumn Tree. Decorating with such a large focus piece can truly make the season festive!
Shabby Chic Picks
While fall is normally the beginning of deeper color schemes, pastels can still have a place in your home. Using creams and light pinks can help to add some warmth to your home during a cooler season. We found this cream pumpkin at the Brimfield Antique Fair. With a top that opens, a luminary can be used to create a warm space. Complement this piece with pastel flowers or berries. The beauty of pieces like these is that they can be used outdoors, say on a doorstep or accent, or they can be used as a center piece on the dining room table. Place a runner underneath and include leaves or some other natural element that can be used throughout Autumn without being Halloween specific. It is even the perfect pick for Thanksgiving dinner!