Transitioning My Home from Summer to Fall!
It was so wonderful to hear from Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home . and be invited to join in this group of 22 talented bloggers as we all begin to transition our homes from summer to fall decor.
The temperatures here in Florida are still quite summer-like, so I am simply tip-toeing toward Fall decor at home, trying to find something that is between late Summer and early Fall! I have begun in the most lived in room in the house, our family room. I switched out the summertime vignette of seashells and coastal accessories with wheat and sunflowers.
Tiny white pumpkins are the perfect accent to add to my coffee table. I tucked a few fall leaves into the bottom of a jar and filled it with the little white pumpkins.
Sunflowers are the perfect end of summer/beginning of fall flowers, blooming in the fields right now, and their yellow and brown colors are a hint of the fall colors to come.
The next thing up is my fireplace, both the mantel and the firebox. I have to keep the middle of the paneled wall above the mantel clear so the doors can be opened to expose the television. I decided to go with two different arrangements on each end of the mantel.
This rustic pottery candleholder was perfect for elevating an arrangement of fall hydrangea, sunflowers and some more of the little white pumpkins. I wanted to incorporate some of the blues I use in my room in my fall decor. This candleholder seemed a little lost, so tucking a round basket behind it was the perfect thing to make it stand out.
The other end of the mantel got some of the same florals along with some wheat to coordinate with the vignette on the coffee table. Next week I will be showing a tutorial on the standing wheat bunches for fall decor.
When we renovated our fireplace we opted for no more ugly electric fireplace (which we really don’t need here in Florida). This gives me the chance to change up the decorations in the firebox. This big dark vessel matches the candleholder on the mantel and I filled it to overflowing with sunflowers and hydrangeas in blues and yellows.
The family room is ready for welcoming fall, it will be on to the front porch in the next week or so, but there is no doubt that summertime decorations have beed packed away for another year. Have you started decorating for fall, or will you wait until September?
Please stop by and visit all of these blogs for their ideas for embracing fall in their home decor!