Do you get stuck trying to figure out how to decorate between the 4th of July and Fall? I’m often asked “what can I do or decorate with in the interim time in late summer before fall decor”.
Here are some of my suggestions and how I decorate before the upcoming Fall and holiday seasons.
To prepare my home for the upcoming holidays, I like to minimize all my decor. I gather all the summer decor and pack it away or place all the items from vignettes, entryway table, mantel etc. and put them all together. If you happen to have a decor closet or craft room, that’s the perfect place to organize all that summer decor. All links to sources are at the end of this post.
Then I gather just simple, neutral pieces or shop and add a few new items and keep the decor clean and simple. Adding a little greenery for color is another option. That way, when it’s time to add fall decor there is space and the pallet is minimal enough to add additional decor, especially with color. Starting with a clean palette helps me better visualize what I have room for, what I may need and how I want it all to look.
For example, take away all your pillows or remove the current covers and just use beige, creme, white, taupe etc. However vary the textures and patterns but keep it simple. Here are a few beautiful and inexpensive options. TIP: I prefer to use pillow covers and keep the same inserts, that way I can change out the look without having pillows everywhere to store.
Pretty plush blankets that are still lightweight but add a beautiful texture to the room and warm, cozy feels. TIP: find warm colors with tone on tone prints that will work right into the fall and winter months.
Another element of texture are ottomans and poufs. They are a great way to transition your home into fall. They can create extra seating in a small space and give a touch of trendy updates to traditional furniture.
For accessories you can go neutral and then when fall arrives, pop your favorite fall colors of florals in and around them without needing to purchase containers for them. The neutral pieces will work right into fall perfectly.
These two vases are a great example of just keeping it simple then adding some warm mustard or rusty branches to bring in the fall colors.
Pretty warm accents with gold tones are also another element I love to incorporate. I keep them simple to transition then when fall approaches add more decor. The gold box would be beautiful with pinecones or mini pumpkins in it.
Then when the time is right for you, you can flow right into fall with a few new pieces and add your fall color with faux elements. This year I’m going with a muted mustard, warm woods, creamy taupe and maybe some hints of soft rusty tones. Stay tuned to see what I have planned and for some fun DIY decor you can make for your own home. EEEKKKK I love Fall and can’t wait. Do you love decorating for fall too?