While fall has officially arrived via calendar, mother nature has not quite caught up to speed here in Charleston. Nonetheless, I am not waiting for the weather any longer.
I am slowly transitioning my home from summer…
And I am inviting you along in the process.
Sometimes, very little is needed in order to move from one season to another. That was the case for our front entry. Over the summer, you can see that it was simply decorated with a few odds and ends.
Wanting to work fall in around the original colors, I added some autumn greenery to the vase, a neutral straw pumpkin, a few pine cones, and a turquoise glass pumpkin. Easy.
Pillows are such an easy way to change the look of the room. During the summer months, I use a variety of blues, blue-grays, and turquoises. I like to incorporate coastal colors into my home without my home looking too beachy. A lot of the pillows you see below have removable covers. This is nice if you like to change the look frequently.
Last year, I removed all of my blue pillows for Fall. But this year, I decided to leave the blue-gray pillows on the couch. I brought back the fur pillows I used last Christmas, and I also found a fun pumpkin pillow at Home Goods.
Here are a few more before and after photos.
I had a very simple mantle over the summer. I found these two bouquets at Hobby Lobby a few years back, and they come out quite regularly. They just give a nice fresh look to the room.
For fall, I decided to remove the greenery and add some darker colors to the mantle. This is the first time I have used a darker decor in this house, so it was kind of fun. And, of course, I doubt I could have a fall mantle without a few pumpkins.
I really loved my mantle last year (all in pink and blush tones) and I loved displaying the pumpkins on my mercury glass candle holders. I decided to do something similar this year, but the Mercury candles did not quite go with this year’s decor. I found the tall gold candle holder at TJMaxx, and the smaller brass one at a thrift store. They worked perfectly.
The coffee table, like my entry table, are just one of those items I have a hard time decorating. It usually sits there completely bare and boring. This summer, I decided to be brave and add a few items to the table. The first thing I found was the blue-glass vase from Home Goods. I loved it, but wasn’t quite sure what to add to it. When I found the faux palms at Hobby Lobby, I was determined to make them work. I love trays, and this mirrored tray looked really nice with my silver candles and succulents. (I decorated this coffee table over the summer when my boys were off at sleep-away camp. When they returned, my eldest said, “Ooh, Mom. You made the living room all fancy. I like it!” All fancy. That made me laugh.)
Because I suck at decorating coffee tables, I chose not to venture too far from what I already had. I simply removed the greenery from the vase, and added gold-sprayed eucalyptus I found at TJMaxx in its place. I moved the succulents to a side table, then added a few books, pumpkins, and pine cones to the mirrored tray. The books, by the way, are right from our bookshelves in the family room. I looked beneath book jackets until I found two in the dark colors I was looking for. An easy decor item without paying a cent. Always nice.
Enjoy a few more before and after photos.
So although the weather is warm, and the air is still humid, and it hardly feels like the holidays are on their way if you step outside my house, inside fall is here. And I am happy.
Happy Fall, my friends!