I’m not sure what person doesn’t LOVE Fall, but I’m right there with everyone else! It’s just a wonderful time of the year. Perfect transition into the “MOST wonderful time of the year.” I wanted to share some SIMPLE things around our house that make it a bit more seasonal.
I don’t decorate for Halloween, but more Fall. Perhaps I’ll decorate more when the kids are a bit older. I also needed to keep it REALLY simple and easy to put up this year. First up, our mantle. Just decorating your mantle can make a big change. I simply added a Fall garland from Hobby Lobby, which instantly changed the look. I added some sparkly sticks in that vase that was already there. The candles were already there too. I scored that Fall subway art at Michaels for $6!!!! Then I made a banner on the fly after making one for my friend Erika for a 60th birthday party. It’s glittery! I like it!
This is the buffet table right when you walk in the front door. Can you tell I love mirrors? I believe each room should have at least 1 mirror! It’s a great way to open up a room, especially if you have a small house. I added one of my Fall signs, leopard wood pumpkins, some Fall leaves I used for B’s Fall themed party last year, and a small Fall garland to go around that lamp. I bought all that at Hobby Lobby. That place is amazing! This “buffet table” is actually an old dresser. I would love to refinish it one day…one day :)
If you want a sign to add to your house for FREE, click HERE to download it (link is in that post). Just print from computer and stick in a frame!
Okay, so this picture is so bad and really doesn’t display what it looks like in real life, but I have a few Fall items on tp of this small book shelf across from our dining room in the entry way. I found this owl piece at Michaels for $12 and it has candles in it, but you can't really see them (they’re lit). I put last year’s Halloween picture in this leopard frame each year. And that glass pumpkin usually holds tons of candy…it was running low. Somehow B hasn’t discovered it yet, otherwise he would totally be in it. My decorations have totally changed since having kids. Surely I’m not the only one whose kid pulls stuff down or colors on it or thinks it’s a toy???
I add this little pumpkin piece over our garage door.
And this little guy sits on top of our bar…it’s really pretty when lit.
If you want to impress your guests this year at Thanksgiving, prop THIS beauty up on an easel or in a corner. You can find the printable HERE. Check out below how one of my customers displayed her sign. I just love the green frame and garland around it. This is a 16x20, but you could do any size. An 8x10 would be great on a table.
Speaking of, here is how another customer displayed her Happy Fall Y’all sign
Just some simple touches in our house. A great way to decorate your house on a budget is to focus on one big area (usually mantle) and make everything else simple. Also, spend money on one area each holiday and slowly add to your decoration stock so you can afford nice décor over time and not all at once. Easier said than done.
Oh and if you haven’t tried one of my favorite Fall recipes, you must make THIS SOUP.