Our approach to decorating for the season is to do so in a way that is less literal and more about adding warmth in a way that doesn’t detract from the existing decor. When thinking about the elements we wanted to bring in, we approached it by considering how we could change the feel of the space to go hand-in-hand with the way the changing season feels. The end result is a home that is layered with varying colors and textures, and that feels cozy and warm for the coming cooler months.
For the front porch, we layered greenery, fall florals, and varying squash vegetables that are quintessential to the season. Because we didn’t want to be too literal with the decor, we just used a select few of the pumpkins and gourds, sprinkling them around the the potted plants to help lead the front porch from summer into fall.
front door by Therma-Tru / front door color Benjamin Moore Blacktop / front door handlset by Emtek / front porch sconces by Hinkley Lighting / welcome mat / striped rug / large white planter + similar here
When it comes to fall decorating, a lot of the time we turn to pumpkins and gourds, but this time, we wanted to focus on other aspects of fall by bringing in wooden apples, the varying textures in the pumpkins themselves (felt, velvet), the fig art, the faux maple leaves, and the faux pomegranates. By doing this, we were able to have a more subtle approach to fall decorating that is less “in your face” and more about the textures and colors that we experience during this season. Colors that come to mind this time of year are browns, reds, yellows, and oranges, but we wanted to balance out all of those warm tones will cooler ones. We have purple ears of corn and purple foliage on the side table. Cream and gray pumpkins and greens and blues in the throws all work together to help the space feel more balance and layered. Nothing is too bright, all the tones are more muted and neutral and that allows them to work well together even though they’re all so different.
copper florist bucket / faux maple branch / faux wheat / white velvet pumpkins similar here and here / square wooden dough bowl similar here, here, here and here / carved armchair similar here / green plaid throw pillow / Creative Co-op navy pom throw / green velvet pillow similar here / custom leather pillow similar here / clear cylinder vase / white ceramic pumpkin similar here / glitter pumpkin similar here and here / Patina Farm book / Patina Living book / American Modern book / bone beads / felt pumpkins / table lamp
In the kitchen, we really played up the produce vibe. We have the faux pomegranate stems on the counter next to the mini pumpkins, and then on the perimeter we have this beautiful fig art and a bowl of fresh peaches. Again, we have warm and cool tones balancing each other out and keeping the space interesting. We were able to integrate these pieces with the existing decor; nothing really changed on the shelving other than adding in the art and some wooden apples and a few felt pumpkins. Decorating for the seasons should be more about enhancing the space you’re working with to help it flow from one season to the next. Fall is when the days get cooler and shorter, so making the home a little more cozy is a natural progression.
fig artwork / wooden apples / pomegranate stems / Napa Home and Garden vase / white mini pumpkins / rattan footed bowl / Farmhouse Pottery honey pot / Mortar and Pestle similar here / white porcelain bowl similar here / Sunday Suppers cookbook / drinking glasses similar here and here / felt pumpkins / stoneware pitcher similar here and here / dish towel similar here and here / cutting board similar here, here and here / counter stools / pendant lights / island color Benjamin Moore Boothbay Grey
all photography by Lindsay Salazar Photography
We hope you’ve enjoyed our styling tips for seasonal decor! We loved putting this together for you and can’t wait to share what we have coming up soon. If you do any fall decorating, we’d love to see it. Make sure to tag us on Instagram so we can stay up-to-date!
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