Today, we’re excited to be participating in the Embracing Fall Home Tour as we team up with some of our favorite bloggers to share Fall decorating ideas.
As always, a special thank you to Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home who does a fantastic job coordinating our group and our blog hops throughout the year.
If you’re coming over from Angelina’s blog at Petite Haus, welcome, we’re excited to have you here. Doesn’t she have such a beautiful French Country style? Seriously, swoon!
Truth be told, Fall in Florida doesn’t feel like Fall at all. I mean, it’s not uncommon to go to the beach and the pumpkin patch in the same weekend.
Not to mention, there have been plenty of times we’ve worn flip flops to Thanksgiving much to my very Southern Mom’s dismay ?
Despite the heat, Fall is our favorite season of the year and we know so many of you love it too!
Embracing Fall Home Tour Idea by Prepping Early
I usually start getting a game plan together for the Fall and Christmas seasons in the summer. Like a lot of you, we’re busy almost every weekend and travel a good bit the last few months of the year.
I want to make sure we have our decorations up and ready to go so we can enjoy them as long as possible.
There are so many fun activities to enjoy during this time of year. It’s nice to get the decorating out of the way early. Fall adventures are calling our names and who wants to be inside anyway, right?
Embracing Fall on The Front Porch
Of course, we’re not able to decorate all the spaces immediately. I never really know how we’re going to decorate the front porch year after year.
Several years they’ve had to reroute the flower truck due to a hurricane and the selection was slim pickins. We still managed to find a color we’ve never used before like pink mums.
Nevertheless, we celebrate our mum haul with dinner and Starbucks because it’s a special event we look forward to each season. I love mums (#obsessed) and if it were up to me, we’d have gobs of them inside and outside the house ?
But since we have to live here and no one wants to move or bump into mums every day, we do our best to keep our Fall decorating pretty simple.
Embracing Fall Home Tour Ideas with Simple Decorating Ideas
Storage space is at a premium in this island cottage, so each year, I take our Fall decorations down from the attic and repurpose them in a fresh way.
We stick with a tight color palette so all the common areas in our home flow seamlessly. It’s a really easy way to keep a cohesive look each season. And bonus, it cuts down on decision fatigue when we’re shopping too!
I mean, let’s face it, there are so many pretty things in the stores right now it can get overwhelming if you don’t have a solid game plan, you know?
Embracing Fall by Layering Color and Texture
Once we have our color palette and the basics in place, we start layering in color and texture. We collect vintage fabrics and blankets throughout the year at thrift stores, estate sales and charity shops.
They’re really easy to use in place of a table runner.
Blankets and vintage fabrics are also just as easy to throw over a chair or even a bail of hay if you’re hosting people an outdoor movie night or a festive Fall party.
Embracing Fall Home Tour Ideas Using Pumpkins and Natural Elements
Our last embracing Fall home tour idea is to bring it all together with pumpkins and other natural elements.
This year we’ve used cotton in our seasonal decorating which has been fun. The fields are covered with blooms on our way to the mountains each Fall.
I mixed cotton picts with store bought garlands for a natural and simple table runner in our breakfast nook. You can find out how we created this super easy DIY Fall Centerpiece here.
My aunt was super sweet to let me borrow her vintage equestrian plates. I’m going to have a hard time giving them back ?
Of course, we couldn’t celebrate Fall without a pumpkin spice latte. We love coffee any time of the day and pumpkin is one of our favorite flavors. Especially, when we’re feeling really indulgent and making spice cake donut with cream cheese frosting.
Our wish for you this Fall is that you’ll make time for what’s most important to you, be it incorporating fresh routines, exploring new opportunities, tackling an action-packed bucket list or welcoming friends and family into your home.
Fall is the perfect time to embrace change and new beginnings no matter how your home is decorated.
Be sure to stop by and see my sweet friend and fellow treasure hunter, Linda from Itsy Bits and Pieces . She’s up next on the Embracing Fall Home Tour!
Once you’re finished there, be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous and creative ladies as well…