Hi Friends! As the last days of August approach, I can’t help but think of the coming season and the cooler weather that is on the horizon. I just returned to California, from our ranch in Montana and while it still feels like the middle of summer here, I am already planning my fall decorating. I always ease into a new season slowly, and there is no better way than to add some simple fall touches around the house. Today I’m sharing my 5 minute fall decorating tips and some simple ways to add a touch of fall even when it still feels a bit like summer.
BOWLS FILLED WITH BITS OF FALL
One of my favorite ways to make seasonal changes to my decor is to change the contents of my dough bowls and containers. I generally have them on my kitchen center island or coffee tables, and with a few seasonal spheres or faux greens and florals, they are transformed for fall.
This white dough bowl can often be found in my kitchen or on my living room coffee table. In the fall, I like to fill it with mini white pumpkins, purple dried flowers or seasonal spheres.
I also use a hammered copper pot to filled with mini white pumpkins to signal the beginning of the fall decorating season.
In the new guest cottage at our ranch, I placed pillar candles in a shallow dough bowl and filled it with twine balls.
FAUX OLIVE AND EUCALYPTUS ACCENTS
I love using seasonal greenery in my fall decorating, but it is not always practical to get fresh greens early in the season. My solution is to keep some faux eucalyptus and olive accents in storage. At the first signs of fall, I replace the summer floral accents in my home, with some fall greenery.
My favorite pitcher on the kitchen center island is constantly changing. It is not always possible to add fresh flowers or greenery, so quality faux greenery is a wonderful alternative. Here I used faux olive branches mixed with dried willow.
My favorite eucalyptus wreath, hung on our range hood, it a beautiful way to welcome fall.
I used these potted, faux eucalyptus plants in my summer decorating, but they will transition beautifully to my fall decor.
A simple floor basket filled with faux olive branches hints at the coming of a new season.
If you’ve been following my blog for any time, you know I LOVE copper accents in our home. This is especially true when I start my fall decorating.
The addition of copper pots behind the range and a few accent pieces in the kitchen are just enough to add warmth and a bit of fall color.
I like both vintage and new copper and mix them freely. The darker tones of unpolished copper mix well with the brighter colors of new pieces.
Pink hydrangea and fresh eucalyptus in a vintage copper pitcher mix summer colors with the beginning of fall.
A row of shiny copper canisters replaces my white ceramic decor in the fall.
And finally, a copper pitcher filled with foraged greenery and deep purple strawflowers greets guest in the entry.
I love the beginning of fall and the promise of cozy days and evenings spent with friends and family. I will be gathering some new recipes to try out and settling into the routine of school days and cooler weather. What about you? What is your favorite season? I would love to hear…leave me a comment below.
I hope these 5-minute fall decorating tips give you some ideas about how to add a little bit of the upcoming season to your home!