INCORPORATE FALL TOUCHES TO YOUR HOME

 

fall

Ladies and gentlemen, autumn has officially begun!  For us here at the Poiesz household, September marks the beginning of “Decorating Season” and I couldn’t be more excited.  There’s just something about this time of year that makes my heart happy.  Maybe it’s how the season brings everyone together or the fact that it’s no longer burning hot outside.  Whatever the case is, it’s a magical time that comes with its own set of traditions.

fall

One of the first things I do as part of my “fall traditions” is decorate.  (Surprise, surprise.)  I started last week with this DIY wreath and continued decorating this past weekend.  I went up to the attic and brought that big box of fall goodies downstairs to see what treasures I would uncover.  Tip: before you buy, it’s always good to look at what you already have because you might not need anything else.  Another thing to keep in mind is that if there’s something you no longer like, you can always find a way to repurpose or update it (i.e. paint).  If neither are an option, then consider donating!

fall kitchen

fall kitchen

I first started incorporating fall accessories to the kitchen.  Pumpkins are a MUST and they carry the décor over to Thanksgiving.  This means they get two months of display in your house without you having to buy other accessories.  Now more than ever, you can find them in different shapes, colors and textures.  I’m a big fan of HomeGoods for fake, decorative pumpkins because they have the best variety and you will find something that fits your style.

fall breakfast nook

Another fall touch I added was using fresh flowers in the same colors as our wreath.  I always have fresh flowers around the house!  If you love natural flowers too, then it’s good to buy them in the same color palette that you’re going for during the season and as I mentioned before, I’m sticking to dark berry tones for autumn.

fall bar cart

Then I moved things to the dining room where our bar shelves live.  It’s all in the details and you shouldn’t neglect those cute surfaces around the house that cater to your guests!  Adding fall touches to those unexpected places add an element of surprise for people, while making you smile throughout the season.

fall front door

Lastly, I decided to keep the front door area simple, at least until October 1st where I’ll whip out the Halloween stuff.  Truthfully, I think I’ll keep it simple this year since this is a new place for us.  I want to get a feel for the neighborhood before I go and decorate our front yard as a fake graveyard.  There’s lots of kids in our neighborhood and I’m not in the business of scaring them.  But hey, maybe I’ll be able to next year!  Guess we’ll see what the neighbors do.

fall front door

fall front door

Dallas Winston clearly loves the pumpkins mommy picked out at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. 🙂

fall foyer

Adding fall touches to your home should be simple.  A lot of people tend to overthink which leads to over-decorating.  I’m on the opposite end of that spectrumI like adding a few touches here and there because I always end up adding more Halloween decorations in October.  You don’t want the decorations you add to look like they don’t belong there, and so always remember that they should blend in with the décor you already have in your home rather than stand out like a sore thumb.  My advice is to start out with small touches and then build from there for Halloween.  I’ll be decorating for Halloween this weekend so stay tuned!

xo,
Carla

 

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