I feel like every year as the seasons change and I decorate, my style changes a little bit too. Partly based on where I’m living (this is the first time to live in the same place for more than a year since I got married) but also due to my current likes/dislikes and how many episodes of Fixer Upper I’ve watched lately. #noshame
And I have to say… I’m LOVING my fall decor this time around. This is probably the first year I’ve been proud and haven’t wanted to change a thing. So of course I had to share the final results with you!
My goal was to keep things light, bright and simple. Here are the four things I focused on for this year’s fall decor:
First, I focused on lighter colored items for decoration. I asked my Instagram followers how I should decorate my entertainment center (because I was NOT happy with how it looked) and that was by far the most recommended idea. So you’ll see cream colored books, light colored pumpkins, and lots of white. By having lighter colored accent pieces, it helped take away from the dark entertainment center and floors to keep things looking oh so pretty.
Second, instead of trying to fill every nook and cranny in the house with decorations, I tried to keep things simple and only put touches here and there. That definitely helped with not looking too cluttered and is something I need to continue to do as the seasons and the decorations change.
Third, by simply changing out the fake flowers in the vases I have around the house, I was able to immediately switch over to “fall” in just a few minutes. It’s such an easy thing to do and makes so much of a difference. This year I picked out most of my yellow/mustard and purple flowers because I am totally digging those colors right now. I like to get flowers when they are on sale at JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby! There are some very pretty fake flowers out there and I love that I can reuse them year after year.
Fourth, one of the easiest ways to decorate in just a few minutes is by adding a fall leaf garland and a fall banner. They take up space (which means less decorations needed overall) and are pretty statement pieces that immediately bring “fall” to the room. I have my garland in the entryway wrapped around my “Home” sign from Smallwoods (if you haven’t checked them out yet, you should! Their signs are so. cute.) and the banner is on my fireplace mantle.
And there you have it! What tips do you follow when decorating for fall?