Do you struggle this time of year with when to go all in with fall decorating? Do you wonder if there is one special day when you can just go ahead and put away all of the summer decor and bring out all of the fall stuff? There is no magic date that makes it “okay”. You can do it whenever you want to. I like to kind of slip into fall decor a little at a time.
Here in Florida we don’t get the cooler temperatures or the pretty fall colors so we are sometimes crazy wild about decorating just to get those “fall feels”.
Do you get what I mean? Do you love those “fall feels”? You know, the plaid throws, the warm colors, pumpkin scents? An apple scented candle tucked on a tiered tray is one of those “fall feels” for me.
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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.
In the kitchen I have replaced cheerful daisies with bouquets of fading summer hydrangea blooms and ivy tendrils.
I am ready for cozy fall dinners. Fall entertaining brings on a whole new menu than summer. It is time for heartier fare, hot soups and tables laden with fruits and vegetables of the harvest. With earlier sunsets, candles can dress our tables and add that warm glow. You can see more of this tablescape that I used for a Welcome Fall Tablescape. Have you started decorating for fall, or will you wait until September