Not sure where to start decorating your home for Fall? I thought I would share my progress so far this year and give you a few simple ideas and tips on how to begin:
For every Season I decorate, I usually always start with a stress-free, easy to make centerpiece for my kitchen/dining room table:
It is such a great place to make a statement because you walk by often. To begin, I go around my house and gather items that I own that remind me of Autumn:
Brown and gold vases, acorns, pinecones, burlap, trays, faux flowers and wood bowls for example. Then I take everything off of the table where the centerpiece will be and start the arrangement with a large tray, vase or bowl. Then I fill with Fall items such as pine cones, little pumpkins, leaves, flowers, etc.
After in home shopping, look around outside for interesting fall-like branches, flower stems and ornamental grasses are a few great items to use in your arrangement.
Then it is time to go shopping! My first stop is a local farm for cool-looking gourds, bittersweet vines and different sizes, colors and textured pumpkins. Then off to the grocery store for better priced flowers and small pots of chrysanthemums to add to the arrangement.
If you are just starting out, or want to update your existing Fall decorations, it is fun to shop at Pier 1, Michaels, Home Goods and Target to find fun Fall accessories and ideas. Then you keep everything and over the years you will have a box to pull out each Season of favorite Autumn accessories and memories.
This year, I started my centerpiece using an OLD wood dough bowl I love that I have had for years. I added pine cones, some little fall-looking balls I found laying around, a pumpkin I bought at the grocery store and a couple little faux greens for color and texture:
I then added a few other pieces to the table to make a lovely vignette of Fall items. I used faux floral stem in a gold vase I own. Mr. Scarecrow was pulled out of his storage box. The chrysanthemums and hydrangea is from a local grocer. Feathers? Just for fun:
Very easy to put together and so pretty! I walk by it every time with a smile.
I also love using one of my favorite vases as a centerpiece:
For more ideas on Fall decorating, you can read here, here, here, here, and here! Lots of great ideas and inspiration for your creative decorating! Enjoy and have fun. I hope this post helps you also Liz! xo