Fall is my favorite season (I know everyone says that but really it is, I was born on the second day of autumn) the weather is getting nicer and holiday season is fast approaching. For Christmas I like to go all out on decorations so for Fall I keep it more subtle and simple. And I wanted to share some of my easy fall decorating tips!
If you are looking for decorations to last until Christmas season, go more Fall than Halloween as pumpkins, gourds and leaves can be Thanksgiving decor as well. Use a mixture of real and fake pumpkins to give variety, fake ones are usually prettier and will last for years to come but real pumpkins give a more authentic feel and you can use them for baking, carving or (my favorite) scooping out the seeds and roasting them! As I am always on a budget I've decided to buy one nice pretty fake pumpkin a year, but this will give me a more collected look over time and I take my time deciding which one pumpkin I want to buy so I don't regret splurging on anything over the top. If you are also using real pumpkins every year it's a good idea to choose fake ones that are more unique or fancy looking.
Fall decor is also about mixing in warmer colors. Not everything has to involve a pumpkin, switch out your pillow covers for ones with more oranges, reds and warm tones. Add more throws to your sofa and bed for extra coziness. Choose warm colored flowers, candles and other little things that you already switch out often. I am constantly buying tapered candlesticks from the Dollar Tree and usually get ivory but this time I chose a muted red color.
When you aren't baking pumpkin pie and still want your house to smell like it light some harvest spice candles, or use an oil diffuser or some pretty potpourri in a dish. The Fall smells make your home feel extra warm and cozy. Also just adding candles all around of any scent will increase the ambiance.