When to Start Decorating for Fall
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Isn’t that an interesting question? I am seeing so many people on Instagram putting their toes into the water, so to speak, wondering when to start decorating for fall. Have you begun? I like to tiptoe into fall decorating, not at all like when I jump in headfirst to Christmas decorating.
Today I am joining a group of bloggers as we transition from summer to fall home decor. This great hop is hosted by Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. I hope you have time to visit all of the blogs listed at the bottom, but for sure, don’t miss Follow the Yellow Brick Home! Amber is a master of holiday decor!
Decorating the mantel:
Until mid to late September I keep things a little bit neutral, not bringing in the orange fall leaves and pumpkins until later when decorating for fall.
For this ‘between the seasons’ decorating, I am going with muted colors. A pair of birdcages have been filled with faux flowers that looks like the faded blooms of summer. Faux hydrangeas look like those that have dried on the bush and saved for their fall color. If the florals don’t fit inside the cage, I just leave the door open because no bird is going to escape. The right side of my mantel features an artichoke pot filled with fresh magnolia leaves. A fragrant fall candle is nestled between neutral pumpkins and pears and more muted faux flowers. The two ends of a mantel should balance one another out without one overpowering the other.
Styling a tiered tray:
Fragrance is such a a great way to summon up all of the fall feels. I can light this Apple Pickin’ candle and close my eyes and know that fall will soon be arriving (well, at least to some parts of the country)!
These little bouquets from Michael’s are so cute and there are so many ways to use them. Tucking these onto a tiered tray is a nice way to add a little softness and color.
Adding a few fall leaves and some tiny faux pumpkins to a tiered tray is all it takes to hint at the season soon to come.
Adding a few faux leaves that look like they are starting to show their fall color is a beginning.
The scissors used to cut flower stems make a sweet addition added to a tiered tray when paired with some butcher’s string.
Around the house:
One end of a sideboard has been adorned with a few grey pumpkins and some rolled book pages.
Faux hydrangeas that dressed a coffee table for summer have found a home on my sideboard with a couple of velvet pumpkins.
I haven’t tucked away all of my coastal accents, and adding fresh magnolia leaves to an oversized clam shell is the perfect way to combine elements this time of year.
Tucking a couple of pumpkins and a sunflower bloom near a clamshell hints at that decorating for fall is coming.
Now its time for you to get inspired by all of these amazing talented ladies! Click on the links below to see how others transition from summer to fall with their home decor.