Today, we’re excited to share 9 places to find Fall decorating inspiration!
When it comes to Fall, I’ve noticed people on social media are in one of two camps. They’re either, “I’m so ready for Fall, I’m breaking out the pumpkins already,” OR “I’m hanging onto summer so tight, I’m not even thinking about Fall.”
Which camp are you in?
I’ll admit we’re definitely ready for Fall this year. I think it’s partly because our Fall season was interrupted by tropical storms, hurricanes and the weeks of clean up that followed last year. I don’t want to be too “pie in the sky” given it’s early in the season but it feels like we’re getting a second chance which is exciting.
No matter what camp you find yourself in, now is a great time to at least start thinking about and planning for the upcoming Fall season. Let’s face it, we’ve probably all wished we would have made decorating our porch, front door, entry, dining table or mantel a priority but somehow, we just couldn’t make it happen.
If you’re shaking your head yes right now, can we make a pact we’re not going to do that this year? Can we commit to enjoying all that Fall has to offer? Good – I was hoping you would say yes. We’re right there with you.
Fall inspiration is all around us right now so take a break from the rush of all things back to school and go out and find something that makes you excited about the upcoming season. You can start by looking in these places…
#1 Blogs – Whether you realize it or not bloggers and social media influencers have been behind the scenes for months planning out content and getting ready for Fall. It’s our busiest season of the entire year. There will be fabulous Fall home tours, craft projects, decorating ideas and baked goods flooding the web any day now so make sure you’re following your favorites on social media and by subscribing to their emails and newsletters. It’s the best way to “be in the know” and to stay connected for all the latest Fall decorating and project ideas.
#2 Pinterest – Do you have a Pinterest board designated just for Fall yet? If you don’t, now is a great time to create one. It’s free and an easy way to keep all your Fall ideas from tablescapes to trips to see to leaves change to pumpkin projects organized in one place.
#3 Books, Magazines and Catalogs – There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book, magazine or catalogs to find decorating inspiration. My sisters and I have been flipping through magazines, sipping pumpkin spiced lattes and nibbling on pumpkin scones with our Mom this time of year for as long as I can remember. Give yourself some uninterrupted time to pour over those titles you love most.
#4 Home Décor Stores, Craft Supply Stores, Etsy Shops and local Boutiques – If you’ve been out shopping lately you’ve likely seen shelves full of Fall and other seasonal décor items. In fact, some of stores are already putting out Christmas merchandise. While it seems way too early to start thinking about Christmas, now is a great time to pick up the items you’ll need to help bring your Fall vision to life. The bonus is that a lot of these items are probably on sale!
#5 Craft Fairs and Antique Shows – If you haven’t been to a Country Living Fair or a big antique show like Renningers, plan to visit one this season. A lot of vendors spend months creating seasonal vignettes, design spaces and gift giving ideas specifically for new and returning customers this time of year. I’ve been to the Country Living Fair in Atlanta and the Renningers Extravaganza multiple times and it always feels like a special event.
#6 Thrift Stores and Dollar Stores – Thrift Stores and Dollar Stores are fantastic places to pick up seasonal craft items like faux pumpkins, metal pails, wreath forms, baskets, plaid throws, party supplies, glass jars, candy containers and candles for inexpensive and reasonable prices.
#7 Seasonal Fabrics, Blankets and Pillows – This might seem like a weird one but hear me out just a sec. If you feel stuck trying to pull all your Fall decorating ideas together, finding a piece of fabric, a cozy blanket or a pillow you love can help give you the design nudge you might be needing. As soon as you find a pattern or color palette you love, start decorating around the colors in that palette or use it to inspire the rest of your seasonal ideas.
#8 Your Attic or Basement – You likely already have Fall décor in your attic or basement so start there. A wreath you put the on front door last year might look good on your mantel this year. You don’t have to go out and buy all new things unless you want to. Save time and money by building from the collection you already have at home. Bonus, you can start decorating whenever you want.
#9 Walk in Nature or Visit Florists, a local Nursery, or the Pumpkin Patch – Repeating the colors you see in nature in your home is a simple to way to help achieve the feeling of warmth that comes with Fall. Take an afternoon to visit your favorite florist, nursery, botanical garden or enjoy a long walk outside. You never know when a specific color combination or texture or shape will spark a fabulous idea.
Given we only get to enjoy Fall once a year, now is a great time to start thinking about and planning all the things you want to celebrate. Take an early morning, a lazy afternoon or an entire to day to get a game plan together so you’ll be able to enjoy to dividends all season long. You won’t be disappointed!