Do you ever get bogged down thinking about how to shift from summer decor to fall decor? Or do you just need a little motivation to get the boxes of pumpkins, gourds and leaves down from the attic? Today, I’m joining a wonderful group of bloggers to show you how to make your home lovely for fall as an easy transition from summer.
Transitioning from Summer to Fall Decor
Welcome! Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home has coordinated a fabulous tour of homes to share inspiration for early fall decor. I hope you’ll visit all the participants at the end of this post.
If you’re joining me from CoCo at The Crowned Goat, I know you enjoyed seeing her 13 decorating ideas. Her decor is full of Southern charm!
It may be hot and humid here in Houston right now, but pour me some apple cider and give me a sweater when it drops below 80 degrees! Today, I’m providing you with some vignettes to ease your transition into the season, regardless of the weather report. Together, we can pretend there are crisp, autumn breezes outside.
Let’s take a stroll inside, shall we?
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Fall Living Room: Coffee Table Styling and Throw Pillows
Our living room is the most used space in the house, so it’s fitting to begin our tour here.
In last year’s tour, I talked about using three color schemes for fall. This year, I decided to stick with the aqua and orange palette but switch up the coffee table accents.
If you saw my recent post on coffee table tray decor, you’ll recognize this little woven number. Adding the fall touches gives it a totally different look now.
I fell in love with the neutral vibe of these pumpkins, and the two triangular glass vases were passed down from my late mother-in-law. Thanks to my hubby for reminding me about these vases! They gave me just the hint of aqua I needed.
This year is all about repurposing and reusing decor. Pillow covers help reduce bulk and storage if you switch out your decor between the seasons.
Or so they say.
These pillow covers happened to come with pillows inside, so I’ll find ways to reduce clutter in other ways…
Fall Breakfast Room: Botanicals and Greenery
The breakfast room also sees a lot of traffic, particularly “little boy traffic” that speeds by on tiptoes. Therefore, having a lot of tabletop decor just isn’t practical.
For a transition from summer to fall, most decor in this room hangs on the walls.
Oh, if these doors could talk! This is one of two reclaimed wood panels I purchased at the market in Canton, Texas, while celebrating my sister-in-law’s birthday.
Shortly after making this purchase, we got caught in a series of tornadoes, one of which we observed from the car! It was a bonding experience.
And I would do it all over again to celebrate that birthday with her.
I said most decor hangs on the walls, but I do afford myself a hurricane candle holder or two on the table.
The walls of this room are a greenish shade called Nantucket Gray (Benjamin Moore), so the green hues in this table centerpiece complement the room nicely.
This botanical print was my second purchase from this Etsy shop. The artwork comes on thick, high-quality paper, and I had it custom framed to coordinate with my decor. With the monarch butterflies beginning to emerge, I think it’s a perfect print for summer-to-fall decor (even if it’s not an actual monarch in the picture).
Fall Dining Room: Wreaths and Trays
The most dressed up room on this fall home tour is our formal dining room.
Those of you who read my coffee table decor post will notice the return of the urn and my little bird. Like I said, I love repurposing decorative accents in different rooms of the house.
Here, I’m adding a few special touches that made for a quick transition into fall:
- Three-tiered tray with fall accents
- Fall printable art
- Fall wreaths (packed in the attic and ready to hang quickly)
Recently, I designed four different free fall printables with simple watercolor artwork that you can download. They make for quick and easy fall decor when you’re transitioning between the seasons. In the photo above, I’m using my “Thankful & Blessed” print.
If you’d like to design your own fall artwork, you should also check out my free fonts for fall.
If you only knew how I scavenged around for the items on this tiered tray. That’s half the fun! It’s a mix of faux florals, leaves, Target dollar spot items, vase filler, mason jars, candles, and pumpkins of different textures. All I need is a Rae Dunn mug, right?
I think I’ll have to dedicate a whole separate post to break this tray down for you.
I don’t have wreaths on my dining room cabinets…until fall arrives. Since the dining room is the first room my guests see, I love celebrating the season by dressing up my cabinets. It’s like putting a pretty necklace around their necks.
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Continue Your Fall Home Tour
I so appreciate you visiting for my fall home tour. There’s plenty more to see at my friends’ houses! Your next stop is Angelina at Petite Haus where you’re in for a real treat with her French-inspired aesthetic. Enjoy!