Welcome or welcome back, friends! I’m glad you stopped by to check out this blog hop because it’s such a GOOD one. Today I’m posting all about how to take on seasonal decor in a more subtle way. Just like you, I’m sure, I’m a big fan of scrolling through Pinterest and other blogs to soak up all the fall decor goodness that is out there. However, when it comes to translating it into my own home, I like to keep it simple. I’m here to show you how you can transform your house into the cozy haven it will be all winter, without sacrificing your style and still get that moody, autumnal feel.
I hope you enjoy! Be sure to check out the links at the end to some of your favorite other bloggers. If you’re craving more pumpkins, you will find them in all their beauty!
Here are my top 3 tips on keeping your home feeling like YOU through the fall season:
Swap out your Summer annuals
for Fall cabbages or mums
Cabbage, Kale and Mums are so beautiful and unlike our other window box favorites, they’ll survive the frost! Cabbages are known to live throughout the whole winter season, perfect for combating winter blues in February. We went with cabbage this year because I found some beautiful variegated and purple varieties. Bonus: no dead0heading needed!
I also switched out our corn-husk door mat for this black one. First, because it’s so stylish and classic, second because it’s better in the snow, and third because it was SUCH an upgrade and only cost $30! Buy it here.
Add warm and cozy textiles… everywhere
More is more when it comes to all things comfy, am I right? If you’re a throw pillow and blanket addict, like me, then we can be friends. When the temperatures drop, we want blankets and soft textures around us, at the ready. Place them around the spaces you’ll be using them–they’ll create a cozy atmosphere and they’ll serve a great function. Reach for textures that are heavy and soft, like wools and faux furs. This is also a great opportunity to bring in some seasonal prints like buffalo check or pretty plaids. Suddenly your room feels festively fall while maintaining your usual color palette. [Check out my last post where I sourced some beautiful plaid pillows and faux fur blankets.] I even gave our hallway got some love. I moved a crimson runner into the hall to add some seasonal color and warm up the floor for bare feet.
Be selective about your seasonal touches
Think about it as more of a long term venture. Instead of having a whole bunch of things to put out now and take down after Halloween, think about transitioning your home into a cooler-weather-mode. Add warmth, earthiness and texture to show off your love of the season instead of binging on pumpkins, gourds and garlands. I can’t resist it all, what’s the fun in that? I still have a few items that I love putting out this time of year, like my ivory ceramic pumpkin and my little blue corns–but that’s just it–I love those pieces. I chose not to buy a bunch of items that I only like, in order to make home feel like Fall. Less is more is ringing more and more true around our house.
My thinking is, if I create a neutral base that is cozy and true to our style then I can play with just a couple of pieces to take the decor from Fall to Winter later on. So you won’t find a decorated fall mantle or a pop of orange in every room. I find them beautiful, but I like to keep things simple and I find our space to be calmer. What I don’t skimp on is the rich earth tones and warm fabrics. Unlike Spring and Summer, I go for some heavier colors and textures. Knobby pillows and furry throws are welcome and pair nicely with navy blues and charcoals instead of my summer whites.
Adding baby’s breath to my nightstand adds a sweet moment to wake up to and their season-less quality makes them appropriate for right now. Of course, their neutral buds appeal to my aesthetic too, but even their spindly twigs feel like Fall if you surround them with other autumnal pieces.
Think outside the pumpkin
Along similar lines, consider some fall pieces that aren’t the norm. ‘Fall decor’ could mean using earthy elements like pine cones or leaves, it doesn’t require jack-0-lanterns or turkeys. These strawberry corn bundles are beautiful and subtle hints at the Autumn season and their color works beautifully with our current home style.
Our tall black lanterns are great year-round, but when the rest of the space is geared toward the color season, they suddenly scream Fall and Halloween! Summer style easily translated into Fall decor? Win.
If you’re budget is tight but you’re craving some fall decor in the sense of color and pattern, turn to your local craft or paper store. I just posted a how-to on these covered books. The whole thing cost less than lunch and it’s a sweet and quiet way to ‘seasonalize’ your space. (Click here to read the post)
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Thanks for stopping by our little cape! I hope you enjoyed these tips and take some of them with you to your own home. I’d love to see what you come up with, so tag me on instagram with #indigoandhoney!
As promised, here are the rest of the g o r g e o u s fall home tours! Wait till you see these…. 😍
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