Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

Posted in Blog, Home Decor, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on September 27, 2016
Fall Home Tour | 2016 | Indigo & Honey

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:

Decorate for the season with these beautiful and subtle ideas

 


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!

Decorate for the season with these beautiful and subtle ideas

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. Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

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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.

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

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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.

 

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

Transform your home Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas cozy season - fall decor tour

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

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.

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

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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.

 

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

 

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.

 

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

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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)

 

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

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Decorate for Fall with these beautiful and subtle ideas

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!

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As promised, here are the rest of the g o r g e o u s fall home tours! Wait till you see these…. 😍

Fall Home Tour Blog Hop

Tap these blog names below to go straight to their posts!

The Home I Create

Hood Creek Log Cabin

Farmhouse For Five

One Horse Lane

Indigo & Honey

Kendra Bester Design

A House with Books

Honey n’ Hydrangea

1111 Light Lane

Joyfully Rooted

Belle Amour Blog

The Creative Nook

Simple Cozy Charm


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Classic New England Fall Porch

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  • Beth Light

    I love “think outside of the pumpkin” so clever and amazing! Beautiful post Brittany! xo, Beth

    September 27, 2016 at 10:01 am Reply
    • Brittany

      Thank you Beth!! 🙂

      September 28, 2016 at 11:11 am Reply
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  • heather burningham

    Gorgeous Britt! Your style is so clean and classic and perfectly cozy!

    September 27, 2016 at 11:54 am Reply
    • Brittany

      Thank you sweet Heather! It was so great doing a hop with you again. Are you still periscoping? I haven’t been on in ages but I loved watching you plant up your tower–still so cool.

      September 28, 2016 at 11:05 am Reply
  • Daraka

    I love this post!!! I love how you used the cabbbage, I want to run and get me some now. Gorgeous home!

    September 27, 2016 at 12:16 pm Reply
    • Brittany

      Girl go get some!! You’ll love them. Color, texture, low-maintenance. Love!

      September 28, 2016 at 11:06 am Reply
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  • Marijean Jenson

    Gorgeous !

    September 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm Reply
    • Brittany

      Thank you Marijean 🙂

      September 28, 2016 at 11:06 am Reply
  • Hayley

    Your home is just the coziest and most welcoming house out there, love it girl:) I’m also happy to see someone else with tropical plants during fall, I’m not alone!

    September 27, 2016 at 5:43 pm Reply
    • Brittany

      Hahaha that plant is my favorite! It’s the only thing in my house that isn’t “New England-y” but I can’t part with it. I’m heading to your post now, can’t wait to see 🙂 (and thank you so much for the sweet comment, it means a lot)

      September 28, 2016 at 11:07 am Reply
  • Keila

    I love these tips, Brit! Your cabbage idea is absolutely wonderful! I love how cozy everything looks!!!

    September 27, 2016 at 9:10 pm Reply
    • Brittany

      Thanks sweet K!! xoxo

      September 28, 2016 at 11:08 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    Brittany, this is amazing! I love how you have cozied up your home for Fall, and I especially can’t get over the color of those cabbages. Just gorgeous! So fun being a part of this hop with you 🙂

    September 27, 2016 at 9:27 pm Reply
    • Brittany

      Hey Stephanie! Thank you for your sweet comment, totally makes my day. I loved doing this hop too–I’m heading over to your blog shortly xoxo

      September 28, 2016 at 11:08 am Reply
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  • Kjenken

    I want to come to your house and drink wine-wait, that sounds creepy! What I mean is, your pictures are beautiful, and everything looks so inviting!!
    Gorgeous. Love it.

    September 27, 2016 at 9:46 pm Reply
    • Brittany

      Hahah! I know what you meant 😉 Thank you so much–that means a lot to me. We all want our homes to be inviting, such a great compliment!

      September 28, 2016 at 11:10 am Reply
  • Martha

    Do you know I have never used cabbage plants?!? And guess what? My window boxes are empty at the moment!! This was so beautifully done girl, love your style!

    September 27, 2016 at 10:14 pm Reply
    • Brittany

      Hey Martha! I’m so glad I got to meet you through this hop–you’re so sweet. Thank you for you comment and don’t wait–run and get some cabbages! You’ll love them even more in person. xoxo

      September 28, 2016 at 11:10 am Reply
  • Dara

    Great tips! Especially think outside the pumpkin!

    September 27, 2016 at 11:41 pm Reply
    • Brittany

      Thanks Dara! I’m finally catching my breath after looking at your tablescape 😉

      September 28, 2016 at 11:11 am Reply
  • Jessica Panos

    Gorgeous Brittany! I love the decorative cabbage! You nailed it girl!!

    September 28, 2016 at 12:44 am Reply
    • Brittany

      Well thanks Jess!! 🙂 You did TOO, my goodness.

      September 28, 2016 at 11:11 am Reply
  • Cassie Bustamante

    your home looks lovely- you do a warm and rustic classic so well!

    September 29, 2016 at 7:24 am Reply
    • Brittany

      Hi Cassie! Welcome 🙂 Thank you, “warm and rustic” sounds so nice! I’ll have to remember that

      September 29, 2016 at 11:09 am Reply
  • Tiffany

    Love your post!! I may need to use your cabbage idea for my porch too! love all of the warm hues you added in.

    September 29, 2016 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Linda

    Brittany, can I say just much I love your simple and beautiful decor! The cabbage in the window box is so lovely and just like the strawberry corn bundle brings beautiful seasonal color and texture! Great job!

    September 30, 2016 at 4:18 pm Reply
  • Pili

    Your house is lovely and I love that “think outside the pumpkin”. Great pictures, they really bring me into fall mood though we still are short sleeves and flip flops here.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Inspiration, have a wonderful week!!

    October 5, 2016 at 1:26 am Reply
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