People. I have a SERIOUS case of Fall Fever. It’s bad (or is it good? 😉 ). On Monday I had my first pumpkin spice coffee of the year and I about blew a gasket! Pure joy right here:
Since we bought our new home, I have been beyond excited to decorate for the seasons. As I started imagining our fall-inspired home, I got a little nervous about our walls being mostly gray and blue – colors I don’t usually associate with fall decor.
To add to my worry, all the beautiful fall-inspired homes I see on Pinterest have light yellow, beige, or white walls. Of course, fitting in perfectly with the fall theme. 🙄
It was time to do a little research into how I could naturally bring in fall decor without having a mismatched theme and making my house look like a color wheel.
After pouring over Pinterest, I decided to stick to the following criteria for my fall decorating theme:
- Go heavy on browns and golds to provide a nice autumnal base
- Any “brighter” colors will be in the form of foliage, as foliage provides a natural look despite being boldly colored
With that in mind, I set off to Hobby Lobby for an autumnal adventure! When I walked in, I was greeted with a sign from the autumnal gods:
FALL DECOR: 40% OFF
Bring on the shopping!! At one point I was feeling a little overwhelmed with the contents of my cart, but the friendly 40% off sale gave me a reassuring pat on the back (I think we’ve all been there).
$84 later, I was out the door and seeing everything in tints of reds and oranges. Fall decor hangover.
My Decor Staples
Here are the things I used, umm… everywhere.
- Gold plates, $1.99 each
- Pinecone & Acorn mix: $5.99 + 40% off (~$3.75 with tax)
- Fall Leaves: $5.99 + 40% off (~$3.75 with tax)
The first thing I was thrilled to put together was the centerpiece for our dining room table. I bought all the fake foliage for about $3/piece and the bucket was about $6. I noticed pre-made centerpieces for $70-$80 in store, but mine added up to just $25! Cha-ching!
The Quatrefoil Pumpkins. Because you know me and quatrefoil… 😀
I love this plate of fall trinkets, but I think the whole table still looks a little empty… Maybe a table runner would help?
The kitchen island also needed a little fall lovin’…
And last but not least, what’s fall without a few owls?
All in all…
…I’m relieved I was able to tie in the fall theme with my cool-colored walls. Here’s what I learned:
- The wood furniture I already had in my home served as a nice transition between my color theme and the fall seasoned decor
- Another great way to match seasonal decor is through a common pattern (i.e. the quatrefoil)
- It’s hard to use too much fall foliage when decorating, as I ended up buying even more to spruce up a few plates – don’t be afraid to get leafy! 🙂
How do you bring fall into your home? Any staples? Let me know!