Can you believe we have less than a month until the official start of Autumn? Fall is my favorite season, and Christmas is my favorite holiday – so this time of year is a great one for me! Since I get so much joy out of the crisp air, and beautiful decor, I have a tendency to decorate my home early. But, I do have some “rules” for the best way to go about transitioning your home into Fall.
The key is to choose things that give the feel of the season (especially when grouped together), but don’t shout “FALL”! Rustic elements are always a go-to for me, but when transitioning from Summer to Fall, I especially like to use a lot of rustic textures and bright pops of colors. Think: antlers, burlap, plaid, faux fur, and fire wood.
Natural elements are also a must-have for this time between Summer and Autumn. Hydrangeas are one of my top picks for sure (crab apple branches, sunflowers, and wheat are a few other ideas) . For something affordable and fun, use apples or gourds other than pumpkins in vignettes around the house.
Another early-fall necessity is blankets! Keep a wide-array of throws, blankets, and quilts around the house to help keep your guests cozy. This is the perfect way to bring in that texture and color we talked about before. (Pottery Barn has a great array of sweater-like throw blankets)!
And for those of you out there who aren’t so much Fall obsessed, as you are infatuated with pumpkins, feel free to bring those in, too! Paint them white until later in the season to keep that transitional / modern look to your decor.
Connect with me on social media using the hashtag #AtkinsonDriveHome so I can see how you’ve incorporated these ideas into your home decor; and I’ll be sharing more photos of our Fall house as the month wears on!