Happy September 1!! To kick off this wonderful month, let’s discuss 4 easy ways to refresh fall decor.
I love decorating for fall…not Halloween, but fall! And I wanted to share a few ways to refresh fall decor this year.
For the first time, in the past two years, I have decided to style my home with adjectives…just as I do my personal fashion style.
It is as much a part of me as my clothes are.
So, when visitors enter my home I want it to speak to them these words...inviting, cozy, comfortable, and warm.
When I am asked my interior decorating style, I now say rustic modern. I have tweaked this since being at home more from previously identifying it as French Country.
I have just a few pieces from fall festivals or the Texas Hill Country communities, but predominately my refresh work is done in both of these locations.
For example, last week, I stopped by Marshall’s because I desired a new pillow for our bed decor…I knew I would find the options I desired there.
Changing out one pillow each season is one of the ways to refresh fall decor…but there are other four ways I really seem to do the most.
So, let’s get started….
4 EASY WAYS TO REFRESH FALL DECOR: #1 NEW COLORS
EASY WAY #1 to refresh fall decor: OPEN TO NEW COLORS
When I first began decorating for fall many years ago (40 years, I think), everything is basic orange and brown, orange and brown, orange and brown.
In the past three years, I have become more open to other colors…burgundys, greens, blues, and creams.
One of the easy ways to refresh fall decor, is simply to pick up leaves and pumpkins in the other colors.
My breakfast area is a cornucopia of colors really styled around the blue & white dishes.
I found this pumpkin last year at Marshall’s and just love it…all the colors work together well….same colors are in the curtains, tablecloth, and the pumpkin.
It is now my favorite pumpkin in the house. I know this isn’t modern or simple…but, my adjectives are not going for that.
Learn to speak what is you with your fall decor colors…you may be simply a white pumpkin girl. That is great!
4 EASY WAYS TO REFRESH FALL DECOR: #2 PILLOW COVERS
EASY WAY #2 to refresh fall decor: PILLOW COVERS
These are super easy and economical ways to refresh home decor…just purchase pillow covers for the seasonal changes.
I found these on Amazon and they match the family room vibe perfectly.
I think I paid $8 for the two AVOIN pillow covers at the time I purchased them.
4 EASY WAYS TO REFRESH FALL DECOR: #3 WREATHS
EASY WAY #3 to refresh fall decor: WREATHS
Adding little tweaks to wreaths you currently own are great ways to refresh fall decor.
I have owned this basic wreath for years. I found it for $2 at Goodwill and it was a wreath with a few autumn leaves around it.
Every year, I add to it…a new bow, a pumpkin, sunflowers…something new has surfaced every year to refresh it.
The wreath hook that says JOY was found at Marshall’s in the Christmas decor years ago….since JOY is my word, I like to just keep it up there.
4 EASY WAYS TO REFRESH FALL DECOR: #4 AROMAS
EASY WAY #4 to refresh fall decor: AROMAS
There is just something about the wonderful aromas of fall which are lovely ways to refresh fall decor.
I make sure to have new candles…because I do love candles in the evenings and weekend mornings.
My favorite aromas are all related to cinnamon…Apple cinnamon, Spiced Cider, Pumpkin cinnamon.
I also fresh a couple of bowls of potpourri…which you can do yourself….DIY POTPOURRI WITH ESSENTIAL OILS.
I use these potpourri oils on pine cones too.
I also put some of the oil around the fall arrangements I have changed out for the season.
This old crock pitcher actually came off my grandmother’s farm in East Texas and I change out the arrangement in it seasonally.
Finally, Marshall’s is a great place to find easy ways to refresh fall decor like hand soaps and coffee mugs.
I always change out the hand soaps…took this one home at $4.00…and I am showing you the mugs there.
I already have fall mugs and have changed them out. Fall and Christmas are the only times I put out special coffee/hot chocolate mugs because typically family is around more.
Truth is San Antonio has gone from 106 degrees to 101 degrees and may not see big changes until the end of the month.
But, doing these little ways to refresh fall decor just brings me joy and hope of changing seasons to come.
I do not apologize for decorating early and I enjoy the fall decor all the way to Thanksgiving.
I also am not spending a lot of money here…but I do believe I speak those adjectives at home.
Thanks for being here and I hope you join in tomorrow for Style Tips….see you then….and always….
By Pamela Lutrell
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