Decorating

Tips for Starting your Fall Decorating

I can’t believe Autumn is already approaching. The years seem to fly by and the seasons don’t seem to be long enough. I have to say though, I’m so ready for Fall! It’s beyond my favorite season. I love everything about fall: the cooler weather, sweaters, and pumpkin spice lattes. To me, fall just screams cozy!

I love decorating for fall, and especially this year because it’s possibly the last season for me to decorate our current home. So, I want to enjoy every minute of it and not think of it as a job. That being said, I always second guess myself and have already got a little frazzled at this attempt to start my fall decorating.

I started with somewhat of a color scheme I was loving until I brought it home. And guess what! It all was returned after I really went back and focused on what look I was going for, I really didn’t need to change my decor that much at all.

I’ve now started over again with my second attempt to pull everything together and I have to say, I’m loving it! I will share a fall home tour on the blog next week, but in this article I’m going to share with you some simple steps to make an easy transition into fall. By the way, if you haven’t guessed, I didn’t deviate very much from my simple clean style. I’m keeping this fall decor simple and more neutral, but lots of cozy!

Planning

I think the main reason I didn’t love the way things were going with my first attempt to decorate, was because I was trying too hard. Fall decor doesn’t have to be elaborate or overdone. It also doesn’t have to be all about pumpkins and foddershock. Our style is always very simple and I don’t need to deviate from it for each season.

With a few minutes of planning I can add a few touches of style without changing my overall look. Planning doesn’t have to take much time, it basically is just figuring out the spaces you want to add some decor to, what you already have, and what you need .

When buying basic fall decor each year, make sure you store it in containers with labels. This will make changing seasons much easier and will cut down on the expense of buying new items.

Inspiration

As I am planning how I’m going to decorate, I love getting new ideas and inspiration. This doesn’t mean I have to change my overall look, it just helps to get fresh ideas on styling my items that I do have and also a few new ones that I may come across and want to purchase. Adding a few new things in with the old is always a nice touch!

I get most of my inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram. I love following accounts who’s style is similar to mine.

Shopping

This is either the fun or stressful part. It can be so fun when you luck up and find those perfect pieces you need or it can be stressful when you can’t find anything at all. I find that I face more of the latter.

Considering we live in a small town with not tons of home decor shopping options, Target and TJmax is my best bet. As you know, sometimes you just can’t find those special pieces at either of those stores. Although I will say the Hearth and Hand Collection is pretty good this season.

Make sure to not overspend on lots of useless items and buy too much. Only shop for specific things to add to what you have. If you don’t love it, don’t buy it! I need to tell myself this more often.

Keep in mind while shopping, buying more neutral things will be more easily diversified across other seasons and will make for an easy transition into winter. For my fall and winter decor I focus on warm and cozy neutral vibes with a few touches of mutes color.

Putting It All Together

Fall decorating doesn’t have to be much different than what you already have. You want to make sure and take out any summer colors you had added in and trade out for more muted fall like options, like browns, tans, and muted oranges and yellows.

It can be as simple as changing out a few pillows, throws, flower stems to fall berry stems, and adding in some amber jars. Remember to keep it simple, warm, and cozy!

As I metnioned earlier, I’ll have a full Fall decor home tour next week.

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