As summer starts to come to a close, an entirely new busy season is about to begin…FALL! Even thinking about it, makes me want to get out my flannel shirts and comfy ripped jeans. Who cares if it is still 90 degrees outside, right?!
Fall is my favorite time of year…I love breathing in the crisp clean chilly air, seeing the vibrant pops of orange, yellow, and red as the leaves on the trees change color, sitting by a cozy fire, and of course, the smell and taste of all things pumpkin!
For all of those ladies and Mommas out there who are about to turn their homes into a fall decor explosion, I have just the thing! Below are the decorating links, designs, and ideas for the most eye-catching areas to showcase all the fall glory in your home!
Front Porch Must Haves
THE FRONT PORCH! Once my summer flowers fade and die, I start mapping out the porch…drawing a mental picture in my head of where the Mums will be placed, where our pumpkins will perch, and where the hay bales will be stacked. Your front porch, the entry to your home, is the most important place for fall decor. More people will see your front porch than any other part of your home, and as we all know, you only get one chance to make a first impression!
And this year…the front porch must haves include all of the traditional elements…Mums, pumpkins, leaves, hay…BUT also an element of nature…whether that is a stack of firewood, a ship-lap painting with a catchy saying on it, or sprigs of branches worked into your front porch display.
Linked below are some of my favorite front porch designs and ideas!
Fall Mantel & Fireplace Decor
After a guest admires your front porch and crosses the threshold into your home, the eyes are normally drawn to the centerpiece of your living space…the FIREPLACE! This is where we can display our favorite and more ornate fall decor items. The fireplace is the perfect area to showcase your style…combining elements of fall with what you like personally…whether that is a banner, a picture, a basket, candles, books, etc. Pairing your favorite items with a fall color palette can turn an ordinary decoration into a fall decoration. So change out those sunflowers in your favorite wooden vase and replace them with some distressed wood and leafy vines!
And the great thing about the fireplace is that the furniture in the room is an extension of this centerpiece, so you can easily throw a couple of fall pillows or blankets on your chairs and couches to create a more balanced and completed look to the room.
Linked below are some of my favorite fall mantle and fireplace decor ideas!
Fall Indoor Decor & Centerpieces
Once you have decorated your porch and fireplace…the next staple in any home is the kitchen, so having the perfect fall centerpiece is key to tying everything together. This is the piece in your house that your guests will admire as you laugh together, share stories, and eat all the yummy cuisine that only seems to visit our bellies during fall!
Lastly, it’s the little “fall nuggets” throughout the rest of the home that people will love! Maybe you incorporate some craft projects your kids have made or pumpkins they have painted, maybe you arrange small pumpkins in your hurricane lantern on the guest bathroom counter…get creative here…and as always, make it personal.
Linked below are some of my favorites fall indoor decor and centerpiece ideas!
Less is More
When decorating a space, the rule I live by is normally “less is more.” If I am questioning whether or not I should use something that doesn’t really have a purpose to the overall balance and design, I will normally table it. It is so much better to use decor items with purpose and personality rather than just cramming a bunch of holiday themed items together. Mixing your normal decor with seasonal decor without interrupting the rest of your home’s “look” is the magic ticket (as if it belonged there all along).
As I ventured down the decor magazine and Pinterest rabbit hole to gather all of my favorite fall decor ideas, I got excited…excited for fall to finally arrive and excited to drag out all of my decorations…but the most excitement came when I thought about all of the memories our family will make during this amazing season of life!
Have a terrific Tuesday Leisurelings, and HAPPY DECORATING!
My Best, and As Always…