This year I made a magnolia leaf swag for our front door. I'll add some pumpkins to the door as soon as they're available at the grocery store.
Now that the weather has turned fallish, we could sit here on the front porch and have a cup of coffee. Out here I added a Pottery Barn knock-off pillow and some autumn leaf pillows. These are made from drop cloths, so they're very durable. I changed out the plant on the side table for some Dollar Tree mums and added some beaded garland.
Inside, my house is very happy in the fall, because I use lots of fall colors in my decor year-round. I love rich browns and golds and greens and reds.
Most of my special fall decor is in the form of pumpkins. I started collecting pumpkins 25 years ago, when I was a new bride. I've tried to add one to my collection every year. Lots of the pumpkins are massed on my mother's dough cabinet in my breakfast room. This is one of my favorite places to decorate for any holiday.
The table in the breakfast area gets used constantly, so I don't do too much with it. But I'm loving this beverage-caddy-turned-vase on the table. Mums cost very little at the grocery store, and they last a long time.
A few of my pumpkins are on the sideboard in the dining room. The dining table doesn't get used for eating very much, so it's a good place for a burlap runner and some fall decor. I made the acorn topiaries, and I really like them here.
And then a few pumpkins are scattered here and there throughout the house, like these on the coffee table. I'll bet you recognize these as Dollar Tree finds!
We'll end our tour on the screened-in porch out back, where I've added some pumpkins on the lamp table, a fall wreath, and some table decor. Actually, the table decor consists of a tablecloth folded into a runner and a green bowl filled with decorative gourds surrounding a chunky candle. Simple but pretty.
How do you decorate for fall? If you need more inspiration, check out Julia's party!