I don't think Fall has officially begun - at least not for a few more days but the weather here today sure made it feel like fall! The autumn season is my favorite! It's a time for layering up, cuddling in, gorgeous colors, family gatherings, the begin of the Holiday Season, hearty home cooked meals, breads, etc. I could go on and on. We all associate certain things with each season - smells, colors, decor, events, certain foods, etc. I've taken a bit of time to start decorating my home to reflect the season! It's still a work in progess but here's a few pictures and ideas for you. Maybe they will spark you do alittle decorating too and maybe give you a new idea or two.
One thing I do is I change out several containers, vases, etc that I have at my house 2 or 3 times a year to relfect the season or whatever color or texture is my new infatuation! *wink* For fall I almost always fill these containers with dried grain/grasses, curly willow sticks, etc. Very earthy and a natural feel to them. I also like to "layer" up items for interest and more of grouping feel.
I love candles for anytime of the year as well. The "mood" that they set on a crisp fall evening can be so relaxing and just feels like home to me. Speaking of smells I also stocked up at Bath and Body Works a few weeks ago on their wallflower refill kits when they had their Buy one get one FREE sale - woohoo!!! Love a good sale. So if you stopped by my house would smell like one of the following scents from now through Christmas - Cinnamon Stick, Creamy Caramel, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, and Kitchen Spice. The creamy caramel could be dangerous though as it smells soooo delicous - makes me want to eat sweets all day!
I'm really into filling clear glass containers with objects - like my lemons - and placing them around my house full of color, great and interesting shapes and textures. Here's a few to share - and the mini pumpkins are from my own garden too!
and lastly - let's talk candlesticks! I love taking objects from around my house and re-arranging them and giving them new life in a new spot or grouping. I have some black candlesticks that sit on a sofa table in my living room and I wanted to share some ideas of how you can use them for more than just candles. All of these examples could be used on an entrance table, as a centerpiece, etc. Get creative! I took all my pictures at my dining room table just for lighting purposes.
I started simple with a "clean" feel to it. I have recently discovered or realized I love round objects! Ha! how funny is that. I just picked up these different balls and plunked them on top of the candlesticks paired with a favorite small silver vase and a green "berry" type candle ring. Easy peasy and looks great! Then I really pulled Fall in by bringing in pumpkins - mixing up the feel and the colors.
Adding gourds, leaves, branches, candles - whatever you LOVE you can create a lovely Autumn grouping that is easy to create and change anytime you want!
Here's a few pictures from my house last year too for more ideas.
The first picture I found the green mossy basket, placed some floral foam in the bottom and then layered each flower, berry, etc in a row starting at the back and working my way forward. The second picture I found a shallow black wooden tray in my "stash" of stuff and filled it with random autumn colored objects, vegetables, smooth river rocks and placed a candle holder in the middle and added branches around the outside. This centerpiece was really easy to just pick up and move off of the table when it was meal time.
If you want more ideas for decorating a few of my blogger friends have posted thier fall decor as well! Take a look at Hip and Little, Heather Bullard and Junk 2 Jewels. Happy Decorating!