Fall is a time for nesting and celebrating – a time to gather at home with family and friends. True, the gathering part may look different during these evolving times, but I believe now more than ever, it’s important to not let the Pandemic hyjack our celebrations. As nature lets her leaves fall, Autumn is our time to let the past 9 months of the year go and nest as we prepare for Wintertime. In the spirit of letting go, I drug out my fall decor and switched things up a bit around the house this week.
After some general housekeeping, I began the transition by moving some furniture pieces and accessories around – swapping out summer fabrics and throw pillows for heavier, cozier pieces. Something as simple as replacing my linen throw pillows for velvet added warmth to the bedroom. Flipping my dining room rug so that the reverse faced up – lightened the saturation of color on the floor, giving the room a more contemporary look.
10 Ideas For Creating A Beautiful Fall Home:
- After some quick housekeeping, store away any spring/summer decor, linens, and accessories till spring 2021.
- Recycle dingy towels and sheets into the household cleaning supply bin and replace them with clean white towels and linens.
- Clean, donate or toss any dusty houseplants, and consider replacing them with fall foliage like eucalyptus or twigs.
- Before you go out and order any decor, search your home. You will be surprised at what you already own.
- Gather bowls and containers and fill them with fall fruits to visually communicate the change in season.
- Layer pumpkins. An assortment of pumpkins in a range of hues will instantly transition your home for the fall season. Place them on your kitchen island as I did below, or on a bookshelf, or coffee table.
- Layer real plants with faux on wreaths, centerpieces, and mantels.
- Switch to darker tableware.
- After you use what you have, make a list of those few items that will enhance what you have, ie: napkins, candles, real pumpkins, fall florals, feathers, chair slipcovers etc.
- Spruce up outdoor pots and borders by deadheading or removing summer annuals, replacing them with fall color.
In The Kitchen/Great Room
Get your Fall Spirit on, and escape to a Pumpkin Patch. My daughter and I found the most unique pumpkins while visiting the Earthbound Farm Stand in Camel Valley (VIEW MORE HERE).
Too beautiful for squirrel bait on my front porch, I layered a few of my favorites; Flat White Boer Ford and Fairytale pumpkins on a rattan charger, creating a festive centerpiece atop our kitchen bar. An edible variety, come the end of November, I plan to bake these into a yummy dish!
The lemons in this vintage Paris jar were replaced by faux pears, nestled all cozy against a fall colored wreath and collectible glass pumpkin (SIMILAR HERE | HERE) atop our mantel.
In The Dining Room
My fall table always begins with a gorgeous pumpkin garland, purchased at Pottery Barn over 15 years ago (SIMILAR available at Pottery Barn, PRESS HERE). From there I added pillar candles, my favorite roosters (I have a rooster/chicken problem), and potted Kalanchoe ($5.99/pot) in yellow to coordinate with these beautiful green and yellow Paisley Wood Block Printed Napkins (ETSY SHOP HERE)| shop all Block Print Napkins at ETSY (HERE) and Pottery Barn (HERE).
Don’t be afraid to mix and match. Short on burlap placemats, I used burlap napkins on the two table ends to compliment the 4 placemats in the center of the table. Did you catch that? I came up short on 6 matching napkin rings as well. By using the same napkins, I was able to combine my Thanksgiving Rings and favorite Bee Rings and still keep the look consistent.
I love how the green stripe linen pillows from my bedroom worked beautifully with the Paisley Wood Blocked Napkins. Bonus, I didn’t need to find a place to store the pillows!
Oh, how I love these acorn bowls and plates. Remnants from back when we were flipping and staging homes, I found these years ago on clearance at TJ Maxx for $3.00 a piece! You never know what you’ll find when you’re not looking!
As with the Paris Jar, this glass cheese dome was filled with lemons during the spring and summer months. I love how the faux gourds look against the brown leopard plates on the hutch next to my fall table.
Scroll to Browse Festive Pumpkins, Candles, Pillows, Throws and more!
I hope this post has inspired you to change up your home up this fall. Even if you simply ditch that dusty houseplant and switch up your linens, a fresh start always feels good.
From my home to yours, Happy Fall y’all!
Lynn Bell says
What fabulous decor and words of wisdom. You have inspired me.!
Like Carole said, with less opportunities to get dressed and go out, we can get creative and dress up our home! I love that idea 🙂
Carole Hockett says
This was great. At this time I think I would rather “dress” my home than myself. We are not going places and spending more time at home. thanks for the jump start.
Hi Carole! Thanks for stopping by. And it was so nice running into you yesterday. You are so correct. Right now we for sure have less opportunities to get creative with our outfits – so why not focus our energy on dressing up our home. I love that mind set! Have a wonderful weekend!
Katrina Watters says
Beautiful! I love it. I started decorating our house last weekend, and you’ve inspired me to keep going with a revised eye. Coming home to the fall colors each evening makes me happy. Now…if the weather would just cooperate…haha.
Hi Katrina! Thanks for stopping by. I’m happy you found some inspiration here to keep going with your own project at home. With all the time we spend at home these days, I think it’s important to keep things fresh and new – and get a little creative along the way. If anything, to simply remind ourselves to not allow the Pandemic to steal our traditions. Hope you had a nice weekend! xx Suzanne
I love how you used the pumpkins to create a centrepiece. Great fall vibes!
Hi Lovely! Thank you for stopping by. I’m all about pumpkins this year – in all colors and shapes and sizes. They just exude everything fall is all about to me. And as Carole said, since we can’t dress up ourselves as much these days, why not dress up our homes? xx Suzanne
Well that is just Beautiful, so funny that even though we are in DIFFERENT seasonS, more families/stores are doing PUMPKINs even though they aRe out of season!
HALLOWEEN ? yes catching on over here but this year will be different!
Heading into Our summer and looking now forward to Christmas! I do live that time of the year❤️ Take care my friend ??xxx
Pumpkins in the summer, now how fun is that Helen? Here, I am seeing more fall decor and less graveyards and boneyards. I miss those though as it is so fun for the kids. I am still trying to come up with something fun for them to enjoy and a way they can safely celebrate one of their favorite holidays.
I bet your beaches are beautiful right now. Enjoy every minute. Nice to hear from you, thanks for stopping by!