Fall is coming friends and I’m not complaining! The weather here in Texas has been super hot and I’m ready for some Autumn vibes and cooler temps. However, sometimes with the seasonal change, you may not quite be ready for pumpkins and all things Fall right away. So how about trying some transitional fall decor with small things to slowly work your way into full force Fall? There are a few ways to transition your decor from summer to fall so check out my list of transitional fall decor you’re bound to love.
There are several ways to add some simple touches of early fall to your home decor and then later in the season you can add brighter fall color and pumpkins along with other fall accents. Here are some tips that I use when transitioning my home decor from summer to fall.
#1 take down summer decor
First things first, start with a clean slate. Remove any summer related greenery such as ferns, palms and anything bright green or with spring like flowers. Also any items you may have used like sea shells or driftwood, items like that. I like to clear everything and take some time to put it away in an organized fashion to preserve and keep what I have in good condition and so I can find it again.
#2 add warm woods, metal, pottery
Pull out items with warm wood accents, mixed metals and pottery type pieces. Think texture and warmth. I pulled out some wood vases and cutting boards and repainted a few old pots to look more like aged artisan pieces. Dough bowls filled with wood beads and pods make beautiful table top vignettes.
The black pot above used to be another color so I spray painted it black. Then after it dried I coated it with mud (yes I said mud) and then after it dried I wiped off the excess with a dry rag.
#3 add neutral stems, pods, berries and muted greens
Select stems that are warm white, taupe, mustard and other tones that are softer. Keeping the collection of floral stems monochromatic but layered with texture also makes it more neutral in style. Pods and berries are the perfect addition to wheat and pampas grass. Bleached eucalyptus is also on trend for this fall. I love these mustard Chinese lanterns and black stems. They are perfect for a more generic decor yet would look beautiful mixed in with other colors later in the season.
#4 save pumpkins until later
Instead of putting out pumpkins, try using neutral colored gourds and sculptures. Then later in the season you can add the pumpkins along with your transitional decor to complete the look.
#5 neutral wreaths
Add wreaths to your home that are all one color or medium such as wheat, hops or leaves. That makes them more versatile to add anywhere. Once you’re ready for more color for fall you can add additional items to them like festive ribbon, pumpkins or other fall picks.
#6 change out textiles
One easy way to make low cost changes with a big impact are pillows. I like to use the same inserts and just change out the covers seasonally. I hang the extras or out of season covers on hangers in a closet. Take away the cotton and linen fabrics and soft colors and prints and switch them out with plaids and more textured fabrics. Then later you can add more color and printed pillows with sayings or pumpkin graphics.
You can also add pretty and cozy throw blankets to create a warm and cozy feel and coordinate with your new warmer colors.
So are you ready to add some small touches to your home? Just a few pieces here and there. Then when you are ready to go all out, add the rest of your favorite items. This concept also makes it less work and overwhelming to try and do it all at once.
For more fall ideas you can visit this post Fall Decor Home Tour Inspiration And Ideas or this post Early Fall Home Tour Inspiration. For some decor ideas you can read about this How to Create A Beautiful And Unique Fall Centerpiece and How To Make A Wheat Horseshoe Wreath
Stay tuned for many more fall ideas throughout the season. I have so many fun ideas in the line up for you. Be sure you are subscribed to the blog so you wont miss any posts. I send out a newsletter every tuesday with updates and links to the most recent posts. You’ll also get access to my free printable page where I have lots of tags and cards to print and use.
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Love all of you fall touches, especially those pillows!!!
Thanks for the kind feedback I really appreciate it.