I do love the feel of fall and the cozying of our homes that comes along with it. But. . . I’m not a huge fan of fall decor. I think the best way to add a touch of the season is to incorporate a few pieces you can use year round and let foliage be the star of the show. Keep reading for my four essentials for fall decorating.
One thing that’s surprising about decorating for this season is how little you really need. For me, it’s about creating a cozy feeling rather than decorating with pieces that you might find in a “fall accessories” aisle at your local home store. I always bring in branches first and style around them. (I clipped these from our yard but you can find some good faux options here.)
- I wrote about this earlier but I suggest investing in one large vase or vessel (preferably something with texture) that can be used year round, rotating in and out the greenery of the season.
- Lighting a candle (or several) around the house makes me feel a tad bit better about losing the long daylight of summer. I usually buy one fall scented candle (burning this pumpkin and chai one now) and use unscented pillars and votives in other rooms.
- I tend to think a glass hurricane is a decorating staple in any season. But in fall, they work for candles, acorns, branches, dried flowers, pinecones. . . In other words, they’re versatile and candlelight is always pretty reflecting off of the glass.
- Cozy textures can mean more than just adding a new pillow or two. I like to use a textured throw over the back of my sofa or draped across an ottoman. (I think it tones down the yellow in this room and makes it feel less spring-like.)
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