Posts Tagged ‘how to decorate for fall’

Easy Fall Tablescape Idea

Posted by    |    October 12th, 2011 at 7:00 am

Fall is a great time of year to add a little extra warmth and charm to your house.  Though many people skip decorating for Halloween or Thanksgiving, it can actually be done very inexpensively.  A few cost-effective lanterns from Hobby Lobby, candles from the dollar store, and a handful of beautiful orange pumpkins from the grocery store later and your front porch looks like the cover of Martha Stewart Living for less than $20.

If you’d like to get a little more hands-on “crafty”, I found a tutorial for a fall tablescape that is so easy, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it first.

Check out the simplistic beauty of this:

Fabulous Home Stories: A to Z blogger Beth gives you the skinny on how to make your dining table look like that photo.  Can you believe that all it takes is a few candles, cinnamon sticks, rubber bands, and twine?  Call me crazy, but this whole set-up says “Pottery Barn“, baby!  Not only will your home look fall-tastic, but it will smell like warm cinnamon. Yummmmmm…

Check out the blog post for the full details and more shots of this fun tutorial.

Fall Decor Inspiration

Posted by    |    September 15th, 2011 at 7:00 am

It isn’t actually Halloween yet, but stores across the metroplex are tempting us with pumpkins, witches, and fall decor of all kinds…even with the temps still hovering at 100 degrees.  Though we might not have a beautiful fall like Connecticut or Colorado, we North Texans do get inspired by fall colors and objects of harvest.  How can you get in the spirit?  Here are a few quick and easy ideas…

  • Make a fall wreath for your front door with faux fall leaves or mums from Hobby Lobby.  It will instantly brighten your door and someone’s day! (Plus, Hobby Lobby has a host of metroplex locations and often offers a 40% off coupon online and in the Sunday paper.)
  • Add some elements of the season to your mantle or fireplace.  Collect leaves, pine cones, and branches or twigs you can pick up around your neighborhood. Then add interesting gourds, Indian corn, and colorful mini-pumpkins. Add some beautiful brass or silver candleholders and pumpkin spice candles for a lovely scent. I particularly love this Nest Pumpkin Chai candle.
  • Fill a bowl or basket with fall colored fruit: apples, oranges, and lemons. Decorate here and there with sprigs of fall leaves, either real or artificial for a colorful table arrangement.
  • Gourds are whimiscal looking!  Leave them as is or paint them. Try hollowing them out and use them as candle holders.
  • Spray paint pinecones with bronze and gold colors and display a handful in a large glass bowl or jar, or position them on a three-tiered cake plate.

No one seems to do fall decor better than Pottery Barn, so below are some of their classic seasonal inspired images (unless otherwise noted).