Happy First Day of Fall Y’all! Today is the first day of fall & I am here for it! Fall is my favorite season – I love the the changing leaves, the family holidays, of course the sweaters. It’s also time for reflection on the year so far & a gearing up for the holiday season. Plus, there’s college football. I decorated for fall over the weekend, with lots of fall foliage & pumpkins scattered around. I still have a few items coming from Amazon, but the house is ready to entertain this weekend for the first LSU game of the season! My taste in decor, whether it’s permanent or seasonal, tends to be fairly traditional, so I used shades of orange, rust, & mustard to decorate. Keep reading to see some of favorite fall decor favorites!CONTINUE READING
How to Style an Entryway
We have been in our house for 7 years now & have been going through some redesigns lately. I’ll be sharing rooms here as we finish them. The entryway is an area that has been pretty much set since we moved in, with the exception of changing out smaller decor items. The entryway is the first thing that most people see, so we wanted the decor to fit in with the rest of our house. We also added some personal touches. Read on for my 4 tips on how to style an entryway!CONTINUE READING
The Best Fall Decor on Amazon
Decorating for Christmas
Christmas is hands-down my favorite time of year! We always spend the day after Thanksgiving drinking hot cocoa & decking out the house for the holidays. Over the years my mother has passed down some of my favorite pieces & I’ve started collecting some of my own. When I was young, my mother used to visit a friend who made the most beautiful ceramic decor. I remember sitting in the studio & helping to paint the pieces. I always think of Miss Opal when I put out my Mary & Joseph, Santa, & boot. I also have a gorgeous nativity, but I’m way too scared that Cat will destroy it, so it’s staying put away for now! One of my favorite ways to decorate is to sprinkle a little bit of the holidays throughout the house. In the foyer, I add greenery & some small items to the photographs that are there year-round. I throw a holiday pillow on the couch & fill a jar on the coffee table with tiny ornaments. I display holiday plates in the kitchen & add cinnamon candles to the bathrooms.
I love the look of a coordinated, designer-inspired tree, but I also love the idea of collecting ornaments that have a special meaning. This year, we solved the dilemma by putting up two trees! I know, I know, a little overboard. Our living room tree is in traditional red, green, & gold. My small, apartment-sized tree has been sitting in the attic for the last few years, so this year we pulled it out & covered it in colored lights & eclectic ornaments! As soon as the tree goes up, Cat makes a nest underneath. I’ve been surprised that he doesn’t try to climb the faux tree, like he did when we had a real tree. Cassie is scared of the tree for some reason, so she leaves him alone under there! I’ve linked up some of my favorite decor below!
On the Tree
Around the House
On the Couch
On the Mantle
Today I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to decorate for fall. These are ideas that will work throughout the season, I’ll share some holiday-specific decor later on! One of the easiest ways to decorate for the season is to change out throw pillows. I also love a leaf & berry garland across the mantle & some filled lanterns on the fireplace. Once you have a base, you can add in a few holiday specific items without having to redo the whole fireplace! While my focal point is generally the fireplace, I can’t resist scattering items throughout the house – pumpkins on an end table, a bowl of gourds on the counter, & fall-scented candles in every bathroom.
Here are some of my favorite items to get your home ready for fall!
Hydrangea Wreath // Pumpkin Tea Lights // Garland // Pumpkin // Filler // Lantern // Fall Pillow // White Pumpkin // White Pumpkin Pillow