i did it. i finally gave in to decorating for fall, despite the fact that mother nature strongly disagrees that it is fall here on the central coast of california!
give it another week or 2, then it will feel a bit chilly here and there. but by then its almost time to decorate for christmas!
i like to change up my mantel (i always have spelled it wrong: mantle. oops!). its like a blank canvas and a pretty easy spot to try new things.
i’m not big fan of decorating for halloween (except when i did it for lily’s costume party a couple years ago), so i was really only focussing on fall. even that i only did it through adding pumpkins and jewel toned accessories.
i still love my glittered pumpkins from a few years ago, and my beautiful velvet pumpkins from the love feast shop. i like that they are typical fall decor items, but with a twist: velvet and sparkles in non-traditional colors. i always try to vary the heights of my decor items, so books and footed bowls always come in handy.
mixing contrasting textures is so fun: sparkly coppery orange on faded jade green books.
anything wood feels fallish to me, like the “c” monogram from anthropologie. i like to balance colors, without the valance being too perfect. the brown books tie in the wood, the aqua velvet pumpkin ties in with the faded books on the opposite side of the mantel.
this mustard thrifted owl was intended to be painted like its friend, but has been worked into several areas of the house because of its perfect punchy color. i think its been saved from the paint brush! i grabbed a handful of cuttings from around the yard and made a fun “hat” for the owl.
the painting i got recently tied it all the colors together. and with her last visit, my mom brought me this amazing #5! i love it!
do you decorate for fall? all out or just a bit?