Decorating for Fall

1 Oct

Fall is my favorite season and Halloween is my favorite holiday.  There is something about the smell of spice pumpkin and cinnamon in the crisp windy air that makes me feel refreshed and excited for the upcoming season.  Fall is also my favorite season to decorate my house in mainly because I love the color combos of the fall, really rustic homey colors but also the fact that not all items are cliche fall.  you can do some really tasteful things without putting scarecrows and jack o lanterns all over. Here are some of my ideas.

Plant Mums -mums are a traditional fall flower.  I love the look of them and with the great fall colors that there are to offer you can really create a great scheme in your flower beds…Don’t have flower beds? No problem.  Invest in a clay pot and plant a mum plant there, it will be just as festive and really easy to keep up.  My favorite color are the brick red ones mixed with orange and yellow.  Most hardware stores will have plants which will range anywhere from about $6-$12 depending on where you go.

Buy Pumpkins – Pumpkins are not just for carving, try getting a few pumpkins in odd numbers (it makes for better arranging) and different shapes and sizes and cluster them around your door our in your flower beds.  If you don’t carve them they will last a long time about a month or so. If you have little ones that are not quite ready to carve try letting them pick out their own pumpkin and having them paint a face on it.  It will be a great project and if its small enough it can be kept inside where your little ones can adore their creation until you put up Christmas decorations.

Light an Autumn Scented Candle – There are some really great autumn scented candles out there.  The most popular will be spiced pumpkin.  Many lines carry a scent like this but I like Yankee Candle‘s Harvest scent, its slightly spicy with cinnamon and has undertones of pumpkins but there are some other mysterious scents in there that make this candle unique.  You can buy these candles online or in one of their many retail stores. Depending on what size you get they will range from about $15 and up.

Get a Fall flavored coffee or cocktail.  Most coffee shops like Starbucks or CC’s offers some sort of Pumpkin Latte that is sure to get you in the fall mood.

If you’re not in the mood yet take a look at the items below…they should get you in the mood for a fall breezy site with a little bit of apples and cinnamon in the air.

Philosophy Trick or Treat Set
$20 –

Carved Pumpkin, Small | Pottery Barn
$19 –

Harvest Wreath 18″
$50 –

Harvest Orange Vase
$8.95 –

fall pumpkins


Gymboree: Harvest Leaves


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