Autumn Décor: 5 Tips to make your home feel like fall

“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

The subjects of your design should speak of your soul.

1. When choosing seasonal décor, be sure to consider the color of your walls & furniture!
When shopping for seasonal décor such as throw pillows, rugs, wall art & prints, or even holiday dishes these factors are important. My living room walls are a slate blue & my furniture is gray, so I tend to purchase things that accentuate those colors and the primary hues.

Pro Tip: For example, I often put white or light colored objects up against or on my living room walls. This draws the eye as soon as you enter the room.

3. Using real pumpkins & gourds along with natural vines brings a sense of the outdoors in. These are real pie pumpkins, but you can purchase fake ones. I used my Cricut to make the letters & then laminated them. I adhered them onto the pumpkins with a piece of tape & presto… a great mantel or centerpiece. I have bittersweet vines that grow in our woods, so I cut vines and wove them around the pumpkins.

Pro Tip: When purchasing pumpkins & gourds be sure the stem is securely attached, there are not Knicks or cuts, or any soft spots. This will help them last longer. Also, spraying your pumpkins & gourds with clear acrylic spray will give them longer life as well.

5. This photo is of my foyer. When you come into my home through the front door, this is the first thing you see. I decorate this area for each season (I have the cutest snowman tree for the holidays!!).

As you can see, I’ve taken elements from my living room and tied them into this area. My goal is to make each person who enters our home feel welcome!

Pro tip: My foyer is a light gray so I’ve used décor to match this space as opposed to my living room with it’s dark slate blue walls.

Decorating has always been a passion of mine, whether it’s indoors or outdoors. My gardens are an expression of the things I love, as is each room in my home. Today I wanted to share with you some of my autumn décor throughout my home. I can’t wait to share my Thanksgiving & Holiday designs with you… I love this time of year!

Here are a few tips I follow when decorating each room in my home. 

2. To change or not to change, that is the question! Most of us have art work on our walls, tables, & on the floor.  Adding decorative items like seasonal signs or other wall art, table trays, vases, sculptures, etc. add so much to the display. Beauty is in the details!

Pro Tip: Balance is the key, so use decorative items that compliment what you already have.

4. Switch it up from year to year! These two pictures of my fireplace show some variation however only slightly, I do like to switch things up. I’ve had different artwork and mantel décor each year. The photo of the live pumpkins with Thanks on them is what I previously did before my glass & ceramic pumpkins.

Pro tip: I shop at the end of the season and take advantage of the huge clearance sales. Then I pull out all my goodies the next year & it’s just like Christmas!

Bonus Pro tip: I keep all my holiday decorations in clear plastic totes with an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper saying what is in it along with the year it was used or is planned for!

“Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you Love.”
Lebo Grand

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Happy Day,
Jean

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