Between now and Christmas, your seasonal home decor changes probably more than any other time of year. Other than a few things in the Spring (aka Easter) or the 4th of July, seasonal decor generally doesn’t change much during the summer months. Who has time to change up this kinda stuff with the kids out of school and vacations, right?
I love decorating for Fall! Even better, it’s so easy to transition from Fall to Halloween and from Halloween to Thanksgiving without much effort.
Fall for most means colorful leaves, dried grasses, pumpkins, gourds, straw, corn and anything end of Summer. Creating vignettes in your home with these natural items in mid to late September sets the stage for October and November holidays.
I’ve been known to say, “It’s not done ’til it’s overdone!” But, with our ever-busier lives, I find we are all looking for ways to simplify both in terms of work and in terms of household accessories. Less is best is faster, simpler and easier to clean around for any Season!
Adding seasonal touches in key areas will accomplish the same thing as decking the entire house with Fall decor. Trying creating small displays of Fall in key focal areas like front doors and foyers, mantels and hearths and dining room tables. Other areas for small touches of Fall can be a console or coffee table and the powder room counter.
Fall leaves and florals soften any accessories you might add and change throughout the Season. Add those first! Then nestle in your favorite “accessories” like gourds, pumpkins, Indian corn, small bales of hay, a vase filled with apples or nuts, candles and more. This list is practically endless.
Early to mid-October, change out your Fall accessories with spookier touches for Halloween. Pumpkins and gourds become Jack-o-lanterns, spiders, bones, bats, black cats, owls and tombstones fit the bill. Adding touches of black with candles, florals and accessories immediately adds a more somber tone to your Fall decor.
And, after the last trick-or-treater has rung the doorbell, it’s time to transition for Thanksgiving.
You can probably bring back a few of your previous harvest accessories and then add things associated with giving thanks. Cornucopias, pilgrims & indians and such play up the traditions in your decor for this special family time of year.
With a few simple changes, your Fall decor can transform so you’re ready for each holiday without having to reinvent the wheel. With roughly 30 days between each, you’ll have time to enjoy each look before it’s time to tear it all down to make room for Christmas and Hanukkah.
We’d love to see your Fall vignettes. Consider sharing some on our Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/CLDecorator/)
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