When the temperatures finally start dropping in Oklahoma, I’m always eager to break out the fall decor. The seasons are like a built-in reminder to freshen things up around your house.
We don’t go overboard for fall with loads of decor, but it’s amazing how a few swaps here and there can make the house feel warm and cozy. Most years, including this one, I don’t buy much new fall decor, instead, I challenge myself to use what I have in new ways.
For example, I have a few faux-fall flowers and stems that work in several different vases. This year, the fall branches are looking good on the entry table to add a bit of fall color right when you walk in the door.
To balance out the stems, a fun orange and cream textured pillow creates a nice pop on the auditorium seats.
The only new item in this space is the preserved leaf wreath on the front door. It was a steal at Trader Joes for $12!
Moving down the hallway to the kitchen, the first swap was another freebie. I just changed out the letterboard to a quote from Gilmore Girls!
Last year, I mixed faux and real pumpkins in my tiered fruit basket and loved them so much I couldn’t resist doing it again. Aren’t they cute?
The breakfast nook in the kitchen just needed a couple white pumpkins, an acorn heirloom candy dish from Corey’s granny, and a second preserved wreath leaf hung with a clear suction cup hook.
I couldn’t resist leaving a bit of pink in the kitchen. Big surprise, right?
For the first time, the hallway has a little taste of fall.
The last stop today is the living room! A few pillow swaps and pumpkins make all the difference.
I’m knitting my first big project as part of a knit-along taught by my friend, a huge sweater blanket. It’s fun to have the materials out of the fireplace to grab whenever I have a little chunk of time to work on it.
My cheap DIY leaf garland is going strong years after I originally made it!
That’s what we have going on for fall this year! I still need to spruce up for front porch and landscaping with pretty fall flowers, but that sounds like a good job for next week.
Do you go all out with fall decor, change nothing, or just make a few strategic changes like we do?
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In 2018 & 2019, Melissa was named as a Style Maker by Better Homes & Gardens. In 2019, Polished Habitat was shortlisted for the Amara Blog Awards Best Interior Styling Blog - International.
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