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Fall Decorating ...

We all know I am a huge fan of summer.  I need to admit I mourn a little when summer ends. I feel like summer means lots of quality time, new adventures without busy schedules, wonderful alfresco meals and long nights of movies and games.  Fall is so busy and you have to hit the ground running when a new school year begins and it takes me a while to get into it.  I will admit I have a smidge of a bad attitude while I am adjusting.

Deep breath ... 

The things I love about fall, once I adjust, are many.  I love fires, wearing plaid and boots, drinking cocoa, snuggling on the porch and of course the crisp mornings that come with the changing temperatures.  I am not a pumpkin spice girl and don't love some of the traditional fall things. No fall candles and the only pumpkin we eat is in the form of bread and pie. However, sign me up for apple picking and pumpkin carving and crock pot meals on repeat. I also love bourbon cocktails and taco soup for days!  

When it comes to decorating the house I struggle.  Other than the large collection of plaid items I don't really excel in this area.  I am not a fan of some of the colors typically associated with fall and so I struggle to feel like my decor is up to par.  This year I am focusing on using what I have and adding a few things that are more me to create my version of a fall home.

I see so many of my friends and fellow bloggers begin decorating their homes for fall and I get anxious.  They do it so well and I feel like I just don't put the time and energy into it for us.  For whatever reason it isn't as easy for me as the other seasons.  I may be fall challenged! Last year I spent a whole weekend decorating the front door for Halloween and the kids were over the moon.  I need to make this easier on myself so that my family can enjoy the season inside our home as well as outside.  And as my little one says ... "Can we do more than just a wreath?"

I am on it sister!

via The Enchanted Home

This year I am committed to making our home reflect the fall season! I will be mixing all of my blue and white with white and orange flowers and pieces to keep with the decor of our home.  I spotted a few cotton pieces this weekend that I think may work if I do it right.  I also want to add in some magnolia leaves and will most likely make my own wreath.  I have a collection of deer antlers that I may pull out. I don't see me adding any pumpkins inside for now, but that could change without warning. Last year I spotted blue pumpkins at Kroger so I will be stalking them until they appear.

For the porch and the sofa in the den it will be plaid for days.  Since the decor on the porch is blue and white the plaid is an easy mix and the green sofa in the den will get a pair of plaid pillows and some fun throws.  Last year I set up a fun hot cocoa bar and the kids enjoyed every second of it.  That is on the to do list as well!

How do you decorate for fall?  Anything that I am missing?  I would love your thoughts!  Am I the only one in this slump?  

Bueller ... Bueller. 

Happy Monday!!


  1. You are not the only one! I have an adjustment problem at the end of every summer and then I slowly come around once the leaves start to change. I haven't done too much decorating yet but I have rummaged through some of my bins in the basement. By the way, that room above is one of my all time favorites! Enjoy your week!

  2. While I welcome fall, and the thought of bringing it indoors, I have found it to be more of a challenge now that the girls are older and I am no longer decorating for them. I skipped it for the most part last year, but am slowly working on little things here and there this year. I am NOT a Halloween person, so it is more natural elements that last through Thanksgiving and then it is on to my favorite Christmas. Not a fan of bright orange, but don't mind it in a more muted rust color. For the life of me I cannot remember who paints the beautiful blue and white pumpkins, but you need them!!

  3. Ah, not quite like you as fall is my most favorite time of the year. The temps, the colors and activities (football) are perfection. This year I'm focusing on the yellows, greens and reds. And that picture of the red lunchbox takes me back to grade school when I had one just like it. Thanks!!

  4. I am behind on my post reading but I am a lot like you when it comes to Fall decorating. I really have to ease into it especially when the temps outside are still warm and summery.

    Now, orange isn't my favorite color but I did find a orange Pagoda lantern at HomeGoods a while back so I decorated it with glittery gold pumpkins around the base and a candle in the middle and it looks great on my faux bamboo dining room table.

    I also found some teal (my favorite color) velvet pumpkins at Marshalls the other day and with my hot pink lantern and Foo Dogs my mantle is as Fall ready is its going to get. I might put some little witches hats on my Foo Dogs as Halloween nears. I also found a teal glass pumpkin and I have that on my foyer table with some vintage brass pheasants.

    So while I am not a traditional red, orange and yellow Fall gal I manage to incorporate some Fall décor with more non-traditional colors.



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