Things definitely get more dramatic over the next few months in the design and bloglandia world, and for the enthusiastic home decorating dweller as well! The home tours for fall have already started hitting the internet and I have a few coming up to share with you soon! Today I’m talking about what I think is the most essential and perhaps the simplest way to makeover your home for fall. Can you guess?
Yes, if you know me…it’s flowers 🙂 Dried flowers, real flowers, a combination of the two…and also elements from nature. Depending on how you choose to display them they can speak FALL in your home. Sometimes it’s about the container, so I look to use something more rich for fall. Copper, gold and silver and mixing metals really bring a fall table scape or mantel to life.
I’m in love big time with copper these last couple of years and was very happy to inherit these pieces above to display in our home. Copper, flowers and some rustic vintage wood cutting boards just speak fall to me. As in….HELLO FALL!
Flowers that have a touch of warmth in their tones bring a lot to the table for the autumn months. I’ve shined up all of my silver plate and in the fall will set the table using silver coffee pots, pitchers and creamers. All of my silver plate vessels were garage sale finds over some years of scouring and hunting.
A simple silver creamer with pink roses, and if you don’t use your dining table often why not leave it set during the week to enjoy when you pass by. Just some flowers displayed gives that feel of warmth!
I’ve shared this one recently and as soon as wheat stalks and white baby boos are available in the market I’ll be rushing out for more! For a five minute touch, fill a pitcher with some wheat and surround it on a silver tray with those small white pumpkins and you’ve got that upscale version of a fixer-upper or a French farmhouse look. Not exactly flowers, but exactly the right touch to transition into fall I think.
A pale color scheme with natural elements like pinecones and pale pumpkins, both real and faux. Since autumn harvest is bountiful at the grocery store, a great table scape touch is to add the obvious pumpkins, fresh apples, squash, pomegranates and cranberries for a more dramatic palette.
Pumpkins and dried eucalyptus spill over to the buffet and chair slipcovers change out the entire look of this room for fall. I buy eucalyptus pretty much every week at Trader Joes because they are just $2.99 a bunch…not to mention that I LOVE the scent. When they dry out you don’t need to do anything special, just leave them in a container and they will retain that invigorating smell and pale green color for months.
Speaking of pale green…I added some craft store moss to a chalkboard that I made and display it just during the autumn season. I’ve used it as a menu board when hosting guests and it adds a subtle touch of whimsy that isn’t too contrived.
Deep jewel tones with silk velvet pumpkins mixed with some dollar store pumpkins that I painted with and then the flowers of the season easily coordinate. Look for mums, sunflowers and others in darker colors that you might not necessarily use in the warmer months.