Fall in love with Autumn decor
Fall in Austin is a season filled with music festivals, Longhorn football, cooler temperatures, and the arrival of all things pumpkin spice. As you gear up for winter, here are four ways you can add some transitional Autumn decor to your home. No muss. No Fuss.
The Dining Room Table
The dining room table is one of the easiest spots in your home to implement Autumn decor. No need to overthink it; a few thoughtful decorations go a long way. Greenery from your yard (like tree branches with colorful leaves) makes a great table runner, and a few small pumpkins or gourds can add a decorative touch. Add an unscented candle, and you're done!
The Living Room
There are so many opportunities to liven up your gathering space with Fall-festive items. If you have a fireplace, mantle, or any free shelf space, drape some leafy garlands and and add LED twinkle lights to set a festive tone. Seasonal wreaths are also a great way to accent doors or bare walls.
One of our go-to seasonal tricks is to change the accent pillows in the living room. Swap out your summer pillows for cozy faux-fur and wool blankets to keep you and your guests comfy. Not sure where to start? Try adding a classic plaid throw pillow, like these finds from Target.
For an extra home-y touch, consider adding a Fall-scented candle. We're partial to Voluspa candles, and they have a new scent called "Copper Clove" which is the epitome of Fall.
Your kitchen is not only where you’ll be baking apple pies and roasting the Thanksgiving turkey, but it’s also the heart of the home. A few well-placed items can add just the right touch of Autumn without sacrificing your much-needed counter space.
We like to raid our everyday household items and repurpose them for the Fall. For example, pull out those copper mugs and use them as a small bud vase for seasonal flowers. A simple bowl can turn into a long-lasting centerpiece when filled with gourds or pine cones. And so on. . .
Fall decor isn't limited to the interior of your home. Feel that periodic chill in the Austin air? Your plants feel it too, and that means it’s time to bring the succulent and tropical plants indoors. Make sure they’re placed inside with good lighting and re-pot if needed.
This is also a good time to experiment with your green thumb and plant some cold-tolerant plants. You can add seasonal color to flowerbeds with violas, petunias, violets, and alyssum that continue to bloom through frost. Fall is also a perfect time to plant certain veggies, like fast-growing radishes and peas, leafy greens such as lettuce, kale, as well as spinach and collards. Bonus: your veggies can also feed your holiday guests.
And while you're winter-proofing your plants, you can repurpose some of them as Fall decor. Consider tucking a few of your houseplants in a faux pumpkin planter. They’ll look adorable on your countertop or coffee table. (Full DIY instructions here.) As the leaves on the trees change color, you can also snip off a few low hanging branches off and them in a large vase for instant Fall color.
How do you do Fall?
Of course, these are just a few ideas to inspire your creative decorating. We'd love to hear your own recommendations for transitioning your home decor to the Fall season; just tag us in your Instagram pics (#homesville) so we can follow along. Cheers!