Fall is my favorite time to decorate the home and here are a few items I’ve added to my decor for that fall touch.
Even though we really don’t have a “fall” season here in Florida, decorating with all the colors of fall is all I need. The idea of not having to rake leaves anymore makes me giddy!
I have to admit that orange is not my favorite color. But, I did some research and found out that the color orange has some great qualities.
Orange stimulates the appetite. Maybe that’s why I love Pumpkin Pie so much. Orange is a very active color which makes us respond to it with heightened emotions, increased activity, and sharper awareness of our surroundings Maybe that’s why the safety cones we see on the road are orange.
Many Florida oranges are actually treated with a coloring called “Citrus Red2” to create the bright orange color we know and love. Florida’s climate causes oranges to produce so much chlorophyll that they’d be green if not treated. When I first moved down to Florida and went to a family gathering, there were orange trees in the backyard. I was shocked to see how ugly they were. Some were actually had a black tinge to them. But, they were so good to eat! The oranges in the pictures above are still young and look pretty good. Give them time and they lose that color.
The color orange is more associated with fall and just screams excitement and warmth, even though the weather cools off in most cases. You either love it or hate it.
But when it comes to fall decor, we all seem to love it. Even though I don’t use a lot of orange in my home for fall decor, I still love that little bit to remind me that it’s my favorite time of the year. And those orange touches are basically the first thing you see when you walk into a room.
The Master Bedroom
I had fun sprucing up this room with fall. I’ve never actually decorated it for any season, except with a pillow on the bed. Boring.
I was so happy when Country Door sent me one of their fall quilts to use on my bed. Check out those beautiful colors. The quilt is called Alma and has so many gorgeous spicy colors in a patch quilt pattern. It’s oversized and there are also shams in the same pattern, but I like using the white shams I already had. The quilt comes in king/queen and full sizes and is washable.
I accented the bed with a 3 pumpkin pillow from Country Door. I love the plaid colors and the applique touches. Perfect for fall.
I love using white cotton linens on my bed. They work with so many things and they are definitely the look of country. Growing up, that was the only color sheets we had. I loved seeing them on the clothesline outdoors. I would hold the clothespin bag and hand them to my great-grandmother while she hung them on the line outdoors.
My favorite linens are these 500 count cotton sheets that only get softer the more you wash them. I use a bed skirt since there is a metal railing at the foot of my bed and isn’t attractive to just have the quilt on the sides of the bed.
The silver pumpkin on the right nightstand was an easy DIY project. It all started with a Dollar Store glass pumpkin. It’s a mercury glass knock-off and you can read how to make it HERE.
The cedar chest was a gift to my mom when she got married. The cedar smell in it is still so strong in it still to this day. It was a really bad shade of yellow that I can’t even describe when she gave it to me and Mr. G refinished it several years ago and I love the way it looks now. Works so well with many decor styles and colors.
I already had the basket at the end of the bed in another part of the house and I just added a neutral throw in it with an artificial pumpkin.
My next major update is to put up plantation shutters on the window. It is so bright in there in the morning and there are just some days I want to sleep in but the sun is blaring on my face. I also hope it keeps it a bit cooler in there.
The Dining Room & Kichenette
The dining room is one place that I decorate often. The table has a pitcher and bowl that my grandmother made which is perfect for fall foliage and flowers. I usually change out the table runner and add different styles of pumpkins. The wooden dough bowls are new this year and came from my mom’s house. The hutch and all the china, silver, and crystal I inherited from Mr. G’s mom, my great grandmother, and my mom.
The kitchenette table is super easy to decorate. I have a basket tray I got at Walmart where I put my Goodwill find white pitcher and fill it with fall foliage. The Mercury Jar is also from Country Door and it looks perfect there. I love mixing different textures together. I have different salt and pepper shakers I use for different times of the year and whatever little seasonal item to finish it off. And always a must is a seasonal candle. I found this pumpkin spice candle at my mom’s. Add some fall placemats and you are done.
I have a love-hate relationship with my front porch because it needs a bit of work out there. But, I use decor to take your eye away from all that. Fall foliage in the wall olive buckets on the front door, a cute fall pillow on the bench, a metal monogrammed sign we made, and a nice size artificial pumpkin is about all my small front porch needs. Real pumpkins aren’t an option when the heat is in the 90’s September and into October.
Be sure to check out Country Door and all the country/farmhouse items they have. If you love the farmhouse look, they will fulfill your needs.
What is your favorite fall item you decorate with?
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I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!