Hello friends! It feels like FOREVER since we’ve met here! I took some much needed time off for the summer and enjoyed making precious memories with my family. My kids are back in school now and my thoughts are turning towards the changing season. But while I may have a little bit more time to myself, I still feel like I’m juggling a lot all at once. And that’s why some five minute fall decorating is about all I’m up for these days!
Now, I know for a fact that some of you read the title of this and thought, “Slow down, sister! It’s not technically fall yet and I am holding onto every last ounce of summer so you can just take your pumpkin spice lattes and your mums and back off!”
Still others of you are thinking, “Bring it on! It’s been way too hot for way too long and maybe if we drink enough pumpkin spice lattes and start wearing flannels, our part of the country will catch on and we’ll get to see some cooler weather!”
But, whether you are going into the next season kicking and screaming or running towards it at full speed, I think there may be some of you who are like me and don’t have the time, the desire or the money to spend on elaborate fall decorating. I sounded the rally cry a couple of years ago and I’ll declare it again and again. I’m never going back to wasting too much of my life on seasonal decor!
So, I come to you today with a few simple ways that you can add touches of Autumn to your home in five minutes or less!
Take a basket or a tray (put it on top of a runner, piece of fabric or large placemat for extra layering) then load in a candlestick or two and other fall-ish items like a pumpkin or gourd and some wheat, mums, dried or faux flowers.
Use What’s Already There
If you keep containers/pitchers/urns on your mantel or tabletops year round, don’t clear them off to make way for completely new decorations. Leave them there and just add a bundle of wheat or sprigs of fall foliage and even a pumpkin or two.
Fill a Bowl
One of the easiest and quickest ways to decorate for fall is to fill a bowl up with fresh or faux fruit. There is something about the simplicity of an entire bowl filled with nature’s bounty that is just so beautiful. You could even tuck in a few dried flowers for some extra umph.
Focus on palette
I like to go around my house and use items I already have (dishes, accessories, etc.) that reflect a particular season even if they aren’t what you would necessarily consider as seasonal decor. Cinnamon sticks, a stack of brown and white plates, darker wood decorative items, books in autumnal colors; all of these things say fall without necessarily screaming it at you.
Natural, Natural, Natural
When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with simply bringing the outside in with a bunch of fresh seasonal flowers or even just putting a mum in a pot on a table. It gives you all of the fall vibes with none of the hassle!
So, what about you? What tips do you have for easy, simple fall decorating? I’d love to hear them!
And, to tide you over until I get this year’s fall home tour completed, here’s my tour from last year.
I’m so looking forward to connecting more with all of you in the months to come and you’ll want to stay tuned for some exciting announcements and changes! In the meantime, happy five minute fall decorating!