When the girls were little, I had this rule. You can’t decorate for Halloween until after my birthday. My birthday was already overshadowed by sports and homecoming, I didn’t want to compete with Halloween, too.
And then last year, we had the floors redone. Who can forget Orange is the New Green? Our great room literally glowed.
I’d had enough orange; it was November before I decided to decorate for fall. This year, I don’t have volleyball games twice a week, no school meetings, and my floors are lovely, so no major renovation chaos.
And sometimes more is more.
I love the mix and match nature of these decorations that were gathered over time. The candle toppers from Ben Franklin look right at home with the straw pumpkins I picked up this year from Target. I like the layering of the leave placemats with the Dollar Store pumpkins I covered in yarn a few years ago. And if you take the time to get really close, you’ll notice my little inside joke.
I don’t usually decorate the china buffet for fall, but maybe I’m getting tired of same old, same old. Dog noses and tails knock everything off end tables, so this is the perfect place for a few breakables.
My kids are gone, I gave away the window clings, but these Halloween decorations make me smile. And this pumpkin looks right at home amongst the crystal.
It doesn’t have to be a lot, just a few pieces can set the mood. Addining some faux leaves and pumpkins to the usual decorations cozies it up for fall.
Whenever I take Baby Girl to the mall, I make her wander through Z Gallerie with me. I almost never buy anything, but when we were dorm shopping, I picked up a few sprays of orange orchids with a touch of sparkle.
Don’t be afraid to pull out the wire cutters if they aren’t the right height. A strong rubber band came in handy to keep this arrangement together. Moving the orange throw to the chairs by the fireplace adds that little touch of color.
I’ve been looking for some fall colored pillows. The MR has pointed out that some of my pillow choices are quite scratchy. Pier 1 has some beautiful pillows in stock right now, but beads and bobbles aren’t very comfy. I’m trying to be more discriminating.
I love to pick up seasonal decorating at the end of the season when it all goes on sale; because after all, fall comes around each year.
How do you add that fall feeling to your home?