Decorating for Fall doesn’t have to mean an overhaul of your room. Hints of colour here and there can take you through all the seasons without much work.
I don’t know where to begin with this post – I didn’t have plans to start decorating for Fall for another couple of weeks, but I was purging crap from in the basement… I got to my throw pillow covers and then suddenly I decided my couches were filthy (you can’t put clean pillow covers on a dirty couch – just FYI). I’m pretty sure it came out of nowhere – they’ve been filthy for some time – but once I get a bee in my bonnet, I can’t shake it loose. My morning started with my texting my besties to see if they suggested steam cleaning furniture or actually removing the covers and putting everything in the washing machine…
Consensus was the washing machine, so I stripped all the sofa cushions down and got the laundry going…. what I learned in doing so, is that my couches are feather – and taking the covers off let loose what I can only imagine a chicken fight would look like. I had feathers EVERYWHERE, which then took me to vacuuming and dusting and rearranging…
and if you’re going to do all that, you might as well only do it once right? No use making everything perfect today only to have to start again when it comes time for decorating for Fall.
Besides, I’m a blogger – I’ve got to be ahead of the game right?
The only new item I purchased for my Fall decor were these adorable little orange pumpkins;
so I decided that was the hint of colour I was going to use, intermingled with the rest of my decor, to take my family room from Summer to Autumn.
I brought a few of my coffee table candles from upstairs down to the family room to give a little height to my coffee table vignette, and topped one candle holder with a couple of pumpkins.
The wooden beads were the ones I picked up from the dollar store (about a month ago) strung on some rustic twine.
I don’t have any coffee table books – it never really made sense to me to have books that you’re never going to read sitting out (although I do love how they look in other people’s homes). Instead I tucked a couple of titles I picked up at Costco (and am dying to read) into a tray so that I appear to have style.
Remember the faux succulent planter I made from a log last year? Well, the plants are still alive, and I love warm wood colours when decorating for Fall, so it seemed like a great time to bring them out again.
My rustic industrial coffee table is 60″ long, so there is more than enough room to house a tray vignette and my succulents without it appearing crowded.
I sorted through my stash of pillow covers and brought out my navy blue corduroy ones and some orange faux-suede and my favourite pillow cover of all – my watercolour fox:
It wouldn’t be decorating for Fall without my beauty thrown into the mix somewhere.
I tucked a couple of faux Fall branches into the vases on my mantle to bring the warm orange tones up into the room.
and incorporated a swag with my hydrangea on the sofa table.
A couple of orange items intermingled with my navy swirled vases carried the colours throughout without being overwhelming.
Not only is all of my decorating for Fall finished (at least in the family room) but my sofas are so clean they are sterile, the room is vacuumed and dusted over, under, in-between and around everything.
This one bright shining moment of clean and calm.
and it all started because my couch was dirty.
It’s August now, which means I should be ready for Thanksgiving decor in early September and then Christmas decorations by Hallowe’en?
My poor family – they have no idea what season it is from day-to-day – I’ve already polled them for what colour Christmas tree they want this year. lol
Have a great one!