Fall is the perfect season for me. I love everything about this time of the year and getting my house ready. As my family has become more active, I gravitate to quick and easy fall decorating essentials. For me, the best route to natural fall decorating is cozy textures, warm scents, and vibrant hues.
One of the fall decorating essentials when it comes to textures is throw pillows. A solid color chunky woven pillow is near perfection. It reminds me of a sweater and inviting me to snuggle in on the sofa with a great book. Using woven baskets to contain pillows and cozy blankets is another fabulous way to add texture.
The overall tones of our home have warm hues not only with the paint colors but also in our cabinet hardware and light fixtures. When we built five years ago, I missed the cool gray colors. However, I did install antique brass and oil rubbed bronze fixtures.
These tones are true to my personal style, and I still love them! I adore the appearance of cool colors but always gravitate toward warm tones when decorating my home.
Throw pillows and blankets not only provide texture but are the perfect method to bringing in those gorgeous and deep fall hues. The rusts, golds, browns, grays, plum…the list is endless.
On the outside of our home, those rich colors come in the form of mums. I know many people love buying fall flowers. What I do when planting spring flowers is keep fall in the back of my mind. When purchasing summer annuals for the front of the house, I plant with fall colors in mind and use oranges, reds, and yellow flowers.
Finally, aside from the texture and colors of fall one of my very favorite fall decorating essentials are warm welcoming scents. I’m sure everyone has their favorite seasonal scents.
In the spring and summer, I love fresh, clean scents like lilac. But when the fall season rolls around, I want the warm scents that hug you and invite you to stay a while.
I gravitate toward the warm, spicy scents such as cinnamon, pumpkin, clove…you get the picture. In the powder rooms, I like to use potpourri. It’s more of a safety issue because I’d forget a candle was burning.
I want to attempt creating a fabulous homemade scent to put in the potpourri. If I come up with some super awesome recipe, I pinky swear to share it with you.
Like I said earlier, I tend to keep things simple when decorating for fall. I want our home to feel cozy and inviting but not at all cluttered. I tend to be a homebody so it’s a joy when fall rolls around and I’m able to create spaces that hug us.
I’m posting a fall house tour later this month. In the meantime, however, tell me about your fall decorating essentials in the comments below.