How I Keep Fall Decorating Simple

Updated: Oct 10, 2018

Let me be honest, when I say I love decorating for the holidays I really mean that I love decorating for Christmas. I don't love decorating for fall as much. I think because at the first onset of it being socially appropriate to decorate for Christmas, I'm all in. I never go too crazy with fall decor because I know it will all come down in a month or so.

Fall has this air about it as being a season of coziness. Since cozy, comfortable, & relaxed is my primary focus when decorating our home anyway, I tend to feel like our home exudes fall vibes year round.

I thought it would be fun to share a little more about my decorating process & how I'm keeping things a bit more simple this year.

1. Pick a color palette: When decorating for any season I always pick a color palette or primary color to work around. In the space above I'm working with burgundy, gold/brown tones, & a dusty teal green. Just because fall tends to highlight orange & brown & yellow doesn't mean you have to stick to this traditional seasonal color palette. Rather than choosing a color palette & purchasing all new decor to fit said color palette, I chose my colors based on the items I already owned and knew would work well together.

2. Limit buying: Please for the love of all things holy, don't go to the Target dollar spot & purchase a lot of random decor just because it screams fall. Work with what you have first & then add an item or two instead of buying a lot of fall items & then trying to make them work together. Going along with this would be, shop your home. Source items outside of your seasonal decor collection. Pretty much everything I decorated with, other than the faux floral & pinecones were items that I had already displayed throughout my home -- rather than packed away in my "fall decor box". Using elements found in nature, like pinecones or branches, is also a great way to decorate on a budget.

3. Choose select spaces to decorate: Rather than attempting to decorate my entire home for the season, I choose to decorate select spaces. This keeps decorating from being too overwhelming & also keeps my decor collection to more manageable size. Typically I decorate our formal living room (pictured here) and also our dining area & buffet table. Limiting my decorating to these two areas keeps decorating fun because I can usually complete everything in a few hours rather than having to spend a week decorating every nook & cranny.

Check out the video below of my entire fall decorating process for this space! Questions? Comments? I'd love to hear them!

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