Our wonderful five years living in Colorado made me fall in love with fall! What’s not to love about the mountains, aspen trees changing colour, pumpkin patches, blue skies and crisp sunny days! So it’s time to bring all that nature has to offer outside, into our homes and embrace the warm colours, smells and cozy feel. Luckily for us, there are so many simple home decorating ideas for fall. From doorstep displays, seasonal smells in candles and handwashes, to adding touches of autumnal colour in every corner of our home. Keep is simple, understated and natural and you’ll find yourself loving this season best of all…
Set the fall entrance
A few twigs of berries, a handful of crab apples or a warm-coloured pot of chrysanthemums. Put a few of these on a small display table, either side of the front door or on your porch and you are already inviting fall through the door.
Fill a trug with those end of season flowers. Pick burnt orange, dark red and sage green colours as well as berried branches and hedgerow pickings and bring them in to enjoy putting some seasonal displays together.
Not just flowers
A handful of dark red windfall crab apples make a perfect seasonal decoration in a simple glass bowl. You could try store bought red apples in a tall cylindrical vase as another option.
Fall, all over
Don’t just stop at the entranceway or hallway table. Why not bring fall right inside and spice up the bathroom, guest bath, or even your kitchen sink? Swap out your hand wash for one with pumpkin spice scents and change your kitchen cloths and hand towels for ones in seasonal colours.
Change up your living spaces cost-effectively by changing up or bringing in some seasonally coloured books. This lovely collection of books in orange and green tones, adds a subtle autumnal feel. Add a fall candle and you’ve got a perfect combination. No appropriately coloured books? If you have kids, do they have any you can borrow? If not it’s a great opportunity to look around the thrift or charity store.
Let’s make the most of the seasonal seeds in the garden, hedgerows or on our walks. The soft muted browns and greens of the seed pods mixed with their effortless architecture make for pretty displays. Pop some seed pods in a ceramic or metal tumbler or jug to decorate a side table, footstool or your work area.