Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall Decor, Less is More!!

First off, I hope that I do not upset any of you that have already decked out your homes in orange and black for Halloween. I admit, I am not a huge fan of Halloween. It started when I was about 6 or 7 maybe and I was in the back seat of my moms car coming homen from trick or treating with a bag full of yummy candy. All of the sudden, some boys decided to play a trick on us and started to throw eggs at our car. I was beyond horrified and my mom pulled the car over and ranted off a few choice words for these boys. It was that Halloween that I started to dread the holiday. Don't get me wrong, I love the candy and I am always up for dressing up and pretending to be someone else for a night, but the actual celebration of this holiday does not do much for me.

On the other hand, I LOVE FALL!!!! This is my absolute favorite season. I love the weather, sweaters, hot chocolate, mums, and of course, my wedding anniversary falls in this season! But what I really love about fall are the colors. I love incorporating deep reds, oranges, yellows and rich browns into my existing decor. A little splash here and there is enough to really add some drama to a room and transform it from summer to fall. You can add some gourds and pumpkins to for a little texture and dimension. I like to add fall berries to table pieces, it is subtle but still gives that fall feeling.

When decorating for fall, I think less is more. While it is fun to have that scary hand that talks in the candy bowl, it isn't the most chic way to decorate your table. A few simple touches here and there are more than enough to show your support and love of the season.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I must admit that I LOVE fall, but Halloween was never my FAVORITE holiday either. Now, I like it more and I suppose that has something to do with the kiddos. I'm not crazy about scary nasty stuff, just cute fun stuff. So, while I love simple fall decor, I fall into the catagory with the hand candy bowl on the table these days. LOL! However, I do the outside for Halloween and the inside for fall and as we get closer to Halloween I put out all the fun stuff for the kids. Right after Halloween is over I switch back to simple fall for the rest of November. So, I TRY and have the best of both worlds for everyone :)