Fall has come again. Maybe not by the calendar yet, but the light has changed, the air smells different and there is a hint of color in the leaves if you look closely. Cool breezes abound, glorious colors will soon burst forth, campfire smoke will fill the air, and soups and hot drinks will array the dinner menus.
I haven’t pulled out all the Autumn Decor yet, but I do have some autumn decor photos from earlier years to share with you today, along with a few tips on how to easily create lovely Autumn Decor.
Pumkins. As the flowers of spring and summer fade and droop as fall weather comes on, I look forward to cleaning out my urns and topping them with some fun-shaped pumpkins. Pumpkins are easy and a relatively cheap way to change things up for fall. You can grow them yourself or find a local produce farm that sells them for a good price.
A tiara adds a bit of glam to a lowly pumpkin – turns it from cinderalla to princess 🙂
Use pieces of your decor that are fun and can be added to seasonal items for a fresh, new look.
Orange pumpkins are a great way to add a fun pop of color.
My favorites are white or that beautiful blue/green but orange is bright and cheerful!
Hydrangea blooms are wonderful. If you don’t have any hydrangea plants on your property I advise you to get some planted pronto. They are so wonderful. The Incrediball brand is a new variety of the old Annabelle hydrangea that has been bred to have stronger stems and larger blooms. They bloom in July. These hydrangea pictured here are Limelights and they bloom in August. I recommend planting some of each so you have fresh blooms longer and lots more dried blooms for decor.
A quilt, pillow and an old book in a porch chair is a fun fall look too.
Let’s go inside now!
One of my favorite ways to decorate for Autumn is with things that really belong outside – like sticks. It adds a bit of whimsy and fun, a bit of the unexpected.
Pull together things you own, move them around from room to room to create new vignettes and displays. Darker colored items, like the books pictured here, speak of fall and winter months.
I think the dark color of the books lends itself to an Autumn look. Tucking in quirky little treasures like this thrift-find-horse makes it personal and fun too.
Dried hydrangea are my go-to decor, right along with the sticks from the yard.
More sticks, some blue/green pumpkins, and dried Hydrangeas from summertime declare that Autumn has arrived.
Inside the cupboard I’ve tucked dried Hydrangeas and a few large faux acorns to keep the Autumn feel going.
The outdoors took over my living room too! These sticks made themselves right at home on my 12+ foot long shelf. My olive bucket with Hydrangeas feels comfy on my coffee table.
This olive bucked just seems to say ‘fill me with hydrangea’ because every year that’s what ends up filling it by the end of July.
Another faux acorn and a wood ‘cake stand’ adorn my side table. Yes, it is feeling very much like Autumn has arrived! Chilly outside, warm and cozy and decorated inside.
Stuff some pretty leaves inside a cloche for another fun way to bring the beauty Autumn indoors.
Add favorite decor pieces – here I added a clock face and an old camera and stacked a couple cast iron crowns.
I liked the look of mixing the natural colored pumpkins with the orange pumpkins too.
My biggest tip for Autumn decor is to use what you have on hand, bring in things from outdoors, and just have fun with it!
Enjoy the Fall weather and your decorating!