Hey friends! September is upon us and it’s time to start thinking about Fall decor. It can be challenging to switch from summer to fall decor, so I came up with 5 tips to make it easy! It’s my contribution to the Transitioning from Summer to Fall Decor Blog Hop hosted by Amber at Follow The Yellow Brick Home!
If you’re coming from Calypso In The Country, welcome!
I decorated my living room using the tips I’m sharing here. Let’s dig in! 🙂
1. Mix Summer and Fall colors together.
One of my favorite ways to start incorporating fall colors is to mix them in with summer colors. When you have just fall colors, they really stand out as fall colors. But when you mix them in with summer colors, it gently hints at sweaters and colder weather instead of throwing a Pumpkin Spice Latte at your head.
I mixed summer and fall colors together by filling my my stubby milk can with a mix of zinnias, wisteria, and sunflowers in a mix of summer and fall colors. Speaking of sunflowers…
2. Sunflowers – the patron flower of both Summer and Fall.
You can’t go wrong with using sunflowers in your summer-to-tall decor since it is a staple in decor for both seasons. The sunflowers in my garden were on their last hurrah for the year, so used what I had left in my milk can arrangement. So sprinkle those sunflowers in your summer-to-fall decor like fairy dust with confidence.
3. Avoid overuse of decor that screams “Fall!”
What I mean by this is avoid decor that is mostly attached to fall, like pumpkins, fallen leaves, etc. If you use them, use them sparingly and mix them in with summer elements. And don’t even think about turkeys or cornucopias yet! 🙂
I’m demonstrating this tip by not having any of the aforementioned items in my fall decor.
4. Use natural elements that are in-season in your area now.
One of the things I love about farmhouse decor is that it incorporates a lot of natural elements. A while back I decided to use only natural elements that are grown locally in my area (Bye cotton bolls!). I think using natural elements that are either naturally occurring or typically grown by farmers or in gardens in my area adds a personal touch to my decor.
All the flowers in my milk can are easy to grow in my area, along with the gourds I sprinkled here and there in the room. There’s also apples…
5. Create a back-to-school vignette.
Back-to-school happens in late summer, so why not do a vignette or two with that theme? All you need are some school supplies that don’t even need to be vintage… just mix them in with vintage finds and viola! A back-to-school vignette that’ll make parents smile and kids shudder.
That’s it for me! Next up on the hop is The Crowned Goat!
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