Crisp air. Cozy fires. Warm sweaters. Hot Cocoa. Spicy pumpkins. Falling leaves. The Fall season is in the air and it’s time to start feeling the season. Cooler temperatures call for warmer palettes and cozier fabrics. Take a hint from the Fall Fashion runway trends and start filling your home with the richness of the Fall Season. Try one of my suggestions this Fall and fill your home with warmth, coziness, and comfort.
Cable Knit isn’t just for sweaters this Fall. I’m loving the coziness of Soft Surroundings’ Cable Knit Boudoir pillows, as soft and touchable as your favorite Cable Knit sweater. Available in the colors Spa, White, and Mushroom, these cozy pillows will help you easily segue into the Fall season. Just throw them over your couch or chair and you are ready for the Fall Season ahead, or pair with Soft Surroundings’ other sumptuous pieces from the Basics Bedding Collection.
A great way to segue into the Fall Season is to change up your bedding colors and fabric. Trade in the cool cotton sheets and lighter colors for warmer down comforters and browns, oranges and rusts. Try Kohls’ luscious Micro Flannel deep pocket sheets in a variety of Fall colors and one of Ralph Lauren’s comfy Fall down comforters. Add a touch of warmth to your bedroom with World Market’s soft sheepskin rug, Pier 1’s Spiced Cake column candles, and Pottery Barn’s throw pillows in a variety of Fall colors.
Fall decorating doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. For a quick and easy Fall centerpiece for your dining table, grab a chicken wire basket and fill with moss, grass, and leaves from your backyard, pumpkins and gourds from the market, and intersperse with tall and column candles from Yankee Candles in new Fall fragrances. Other creative organic ways to decorate for Fall this season:
Make a “Leaf Wreath.” Take a walk and gather Fall leaves, sticks, branches, acorns and pinecones. Using twine, string your sticks and branches together into a “wreath.” Taking your hot glue gun, glue leaves on the wreath and fill in open spots with acorns and pinecones.
Gather colorful Fall leaves and branches from your yard and place them in contrasting glass vases, mason jars, and containers.
Make “Pumpkin Luminarias.” Gather mini pumpkins, cut out 1-inch-wide circles, scoop out the centers with a tablespoon, and insert votive candles.
For a fun Fall entertaining idea for your guests, offer a “make-your-own” Candy Apple table. Start with hot, boiling fudge and caramel pots. Insert popsicle sticks into luscious organic apples, and let guests dip them into the fudge or caramel, and then sprinkle the toppings of their choice. Offer bowls of M&Ms, peanut butter chips, granola, white chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, raisins, butterscotch chips, cocoa crisps, Oreos, and fruity pebbles. Let guests place finished apples on waxpaper-lined trays to set and harden. Guests can enjoy or wrap in colorful plastic wrap for a take-home treat
Another fun Fall entertaining idea, buy organic Gala apples at the market and use them as serving “goblets” for your homemade apple cider. Cut off the tops, carve out the center leaving a 1-inch trim, and fill with hot, steaming cider, garnishing with a cinnamon stick for stirring. For the best Apple Cider recipe, try Spiced Apple Cider by A Beautiful Mess:
Needed: 4-5 cups Apple Juice,1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 3 ounces spiced rum (optional), cinnamon sticks
In a small pot heat the apple juice, spices and rum (if using) over low/medium heat. Stir often while the mixture is heating so the spices will blend into the juice (you don’t want any spice clumps). Once it’s hot pour into apple goblets and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
Or, try other Warm Cider recipes with a twist from Martha Stewart Living.
The appetizer tray never looked so festive. For your next Fall party or gathering, carve out the center of a medium-size pumpkin and fill with your favorite dipping sauce for your vegetable tray. For a sweet twist, fill pumpkin with Trader Joe’s cookie butter and serve with Honey Maid grahams, apple slices, bananas, doughnut holes, and honey wheat pretzels. Your guests will be delighted at your next Fall occasion.
For an easy Fall decorating idea, replace candles with mini pumpkins on your candlesticks and stands throughout the house. Support your local Farmers Markets and spend a weekend at the Pumpkin Patch gathering all sizes, colors, and shapes. Bring them home a scatter throughout the home for a perfectly festive Fall Season.
Another low maintenance but festive Fall decorating tip, gather pumpkins from your Pumpkin Patch trip and scatter across your front and back porch, layering and overlapping with no particular pattern, creating your very own “mini” Pumpkin Patch. Take one of the biggest pumpkins and etch your home address for your front porch. For nighttime shimmer, carve a couple of pumpkins and insert glowing candles (either Pottery Barn’s flickering flameless or Pier 1 Imports’ unscented candles) for a glimmering Fall night.
Take a tip from Michael Kors, and personalize your home space this Fall by grouping family and friend pictures together with sleek silver photo frames. “Everybody has a story, and the most effective way to tell it is in a series of silver frames.” (Michael Kors) Shop silver photo frames at Shopstyle or visit your local Flea Market for vintage finds. Group photos on the mantel, entry table, coffee table, bedside table, or even the bathroom.
A fur throw, a roaring fire, and cashmere-covered walls are all Tommy Hilfiger needs to segue into the Fall Season at his Connecticut home. While we all may not be able to cover our walls in cashmere, shop for faux furs from Restoration Hardware and cashmere throws from Williams-Sonoma to add to living rooms and bedrooms for a cozy Fall feel. Add Ikea Candles and Lanterns around the room and toss Kohls’ pillows in a variety of Fall colors on chairs and around the roaring fireplace. Warm some hot cocoa and snuggle in for a perfect Fall evening.
As the temperatures begin to drop, get into the festive Fall Season with little touches here and there around the home and garden. Fall Home Fashion can be as low key or elaborate as you want it to be. Fall Decorating can be as easy as adding a new throw, lighting pumpkin spice candles, or brewing hot apple cider to usher in the Fall season. Or plan a Fall Festival and serve fun, Fall, festive foods and use pumpkins, candles, and Fall decor from nature to decorate. As the Fall Season brings many wonderful holidays, stay focused on what makes you happy, cozy, and warm, and you will end up spreading the true meaning of the Fall Season to all those around you.
These are just some of my favorite Fall Home Fashion ideas, but I’d love to hear YOUR thought, ideas, and suggestions. Like our Blog and comment. I’d love to hear from you.