You guys. I am a summer person to my core… I love everything about it; the heat, the humidity (not even kidding), the food and drinks, warm weather activities… I live for it. I look better(ish) in the summer (thank you, Irish freckle/burn/tan cycle) and I feel better in the summer. My house, on the other hand, is definitely more of a fall and winter home. There’s nothing like the dawning of pumpkin spice season and then the quick onslaught of holiday craziness to give me ample reason to decorate (ie: I get to drag a bunch of beautiful stuff out of storage and hide more of my home’s crazy!). Nope, to me this isn’t “autumn.” It’s “fall decor season.”
Honestly, if not for football season (GBR!) and fall decor, I would probably fall into a deep and miserable depression in mid-August every year. Luckily, the official start for college football season is this Saturday, and I plan to spend all day Friday deep cleaning my home and bringing the fall decor out of the basement. My husband thinks it’s unnecessary, but I like to think of it as “preventative measures” against the looming seasonal depression that will most likely hit me hard in the desolate bitterness of mid-January.
Every year, I try to decorate a little differently than I did last year. Here are a few things inspiring my fall decor vision this year:
Buffalo check: the perfect fall and winter pattern.
Buffalo check and plaid has come back in a BIG way over the last couple of years, and it’s easy to see why. There’s nothing like this classic pattern to bring some warmth and a sense of nostalgia into your home- which is exactly what autumn calls for. To me, it says “let’s snuggle up with our favorite books and pumpkin spice lattes all afternoon.” Perfect. This season, I plan to add pops of buffalo check to my living room and dining room. I tend to be a pretty neutral person in my decor (and in life in general), so I’ll just be adding touches of this pattern to my home. I think a little bit goes a long way.
Cozy front porch seating is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fall weather.
We are hoping to get our front porch built this fall, and if we do, you can bet I’m going to create a cozy space to sit and rock! We’ve already got a fantastic back deck, but it faces west so right as the sun is setting, it’s a little intense this time of year. Front porch seating, like this wooden rocking chair from StoneGable blog, is exactly what we need!
Patterned Pumpkins: because what’s fall without pumpkins?!
I love me some Pottery Barn, but I’ll be honest; their price tags kind of freak me out. That being said, I loooove these patterned pumpkin candleholders and plan to come up with a thrifty DIY hack to make my own. Stay tuned.
Pinecones are perfect for transitioning between fall and winter.
Pinecones have been part of my fall and winter decor for at least the 5 years we’ve been in The Someday Home, and I don’t see them going anywhere anytime soon. They are seriously so easy and versatile to work with! I use them all over the place, mostly as filler in my centerpieces, and this year I think I might try these cute pinecone rosettes to warm up the basic candle vases I have.
Dough bowls filled with fall decor create the perfect sense of history and beauty.
I don’t have a dough bowl (yet), but it’s something I hope to acquire soon (hint, hint, Nate… perhaps around 10/10?). I love how versatile they are- depending upon their size, they make great centerpieces, trinket trays, or even blanket boxes. This one from The Sunny Side Up blog caught my eye. I really love the neutral colors and the variety of textures she used to style it.
I don’t really need any new fall decor, but yall, there is some seriously cute stuff out there this season! Do you decorate for fall? What will you be using this year? Let me know in the comments or over on my facebook page!