Fall Decor and Entertaining
It is very exciting to participate with all these wonderful bloggers in five days of fall home tours. If this is the first time you have visited my blog, thank you for stopping by. Hopefully, you already have a coffee beside you and have enjoyed touring Semi Gloss Design, Keys to Inspiration and Reinvented Collection.
The Kick off to Decorator’s Season
Its Decorators season, it lasts from September through January when us decor lovers get to decorate for Fall, Halloween, lovely glittery Christmas and a little bit for Winter in all too rapid succession. Fall is the big kickoff, its tiring, exciting and if you’re not cautious ridiculously expensive. For those of us who love decor it is also ridiculously fun.
This year I chose to use my older traditional fall decor and liven it up with some teal accessories. My beloved neutral decor has only snuck out for a couple of posts.
Besides storage using older decor does have some advantages. It’s more unique as its no longer available for purchase, it may have a memory attached to it (ask my teddy bear collection), it’s quite likely you have more of it to choose from and its free. In the above picture, the teal runner and the Welcome Home sign are both DIY projects the rest of the decor is from my stash.
The Kitchen with Eating Area
Our kitchen has an island with a corner that juts out. I keep a cookie jar there of one type or another as a greeter. This time of year my family knows exactly where to find their ginger cookies.
I adore this silly rooster, is it just me or does he appear to be giving you the evil eye?
My favourite kitchen decor is shiny clear countertops, but in June I saw this adorable squirrel in Home Sense. For fall I added a tiny coffee station that I bought on a trip to the USA and the red apple to create a vignette.
We only have one table in our home, it sits in a small alcove next to the kitchen. Its a very busy area so I need the decor to be easily movable. This DIY centrepiece lights up for the evenings. The new battery operated mini lights are so useful and I really enjoy how they come in fall colours and shapes.
The battery pack is snuggled into the florals so that it doesn’t show in the glass bowl.
There are orange and teal tea towels hanging from the stove and dishwasher and the teal cafe curtains are an easy inexpensive DIY project for fall.
The Main Floor Family Room
Whereas the decor in our kitchen is simple, the adjoining family room has a little more fall decor as this room isn’t nearly as active.
Instead of adding teal in very specific fall decor items I was able to incorporate the colour in other ways.
Cushions are my weakness, but all of these cushions are DIY projects except for the one elaborate orange cushion that is four or five years old. Every year I sew a few new cushion covers, this year I made the appliqued chicken cushion and this teal lacey cushion.
Texture is very important for fall decor as is warmth. We live in northern Canada so throws are a necessity as we had frost already. My throw collection is extensive and we have them nearby from September until June. Hard to believe but some areas of our city received a dusting of snow already.
This glass pumpkin arrangement lights up for the evening. The apothecary jar has theme coloured candy. The little ceramic rooster you see in the background is one of my favourites and he is several years old. He may not be glamorous but he is a plucky little guy.
This squirrel is my one new purchase for fall. He is neutral but with the leaves, I fit him into the theme. Of course, the little apothecary jar is full of nuts if you want one.
The upstairs living room has some fabric pumpkins and apothecary jars. The guest bathroom has a leaf coloured shower curtain and of course, all the bathrooms have teal, orange and dark red towels and facecloths.
The bedrooms get heavier bedding added and some throws, but otherwise I don’t decorate them specifically for fall.
This is the first year I have tried illuminated decor for the long fall evenings. The lights make the lengthening evenings much more enjoyable.
This concludes my tour, again thank you for stopping by. The Rosemary and Thyme blog is the next new post in today’s fall home tours. Enjoy.