Well, it’s still hot and humid here in southern Alabama, but Kirkland’s sent over some really pretty Fall goodies this weekend, and they definitely have me fired up to start decorating with warmer and cozier textures and colors! I usually don’t go “all out” when it comes to decorating for Fall, but I do like bring in four staple items every year: a runner, a wreath, some throw pillows and some pumpkins.
1. Table Runner:
The quickest way to Fall-ify the top of any table or chest of drawers is with a Fall-themed table runner. Kirkland’s has this really soft buffalo check one that says “be thankful” on each end:
I like using something with a graphic print like that because the surface of a table or dresser is usually one big expanse of a solid color or wood tone, and it’s fun to accent it with something that has a pattern.
The third simple way I like to decorate for Fall is with a wreath for our front door. This year, I chose one that has a chicken wire backdrop and foliage that leans neutral, rather then orange and red, because I thought it would be a great transitional piece for us here in southern AL.
Like I mentioned above, our warm weather will no doubt drag on for another month or two, but the calendar says it’s September, so I was craving something a little more autumnal on our door.
One of my favorite ways to easily inject the feel of Fall without breaking the bank is to bring in a couple of seasonal pillows. Mix them in with your existing pillows and the whole room will instantly feel more festive.
My favorite way to say “it’s Fall, y’all!” is to plop some pumpkins here and there and everywhere. And here’s a trick: I like to mix faux pumpkins and real pumpkins together to get a really good variety of colors and textures. (Doing so will also make your faux pumpkins look more real!) Pumpkins make such big seasonal design statement, but because you can literally just set them around the house, they feel “Fall simple” not “Fall fussy”, which is always nice!
PS- I cannot get over these gorgeous woven ones. Such a fun way to bring in more texture!
How about you? What are some of your favorite ways to decorate for Fall? I’d love to hear about your go-to ideas if you have time to share!