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Happy September! So happy to say that! Or type that. Or whatever it is I’m doing. So happy it’s September! :) Our family did a little shopping over the weekend and I picked up the BEST smelling Fall candle. EVER. I can’t say that I discovered it on my own. I went to lunch with friends a few days ago and one of my friends gave it to another friend for her birthday and we passed it around the table smelling it for half of lunch and I said I’m buying that candle immediately.
Then I went out and bought that candle immediately.
It’s “Pumpkin Clove” and you can order it here from Anthropologie and the outside of it is as beautiful as the inside smells and you’re welcome because seriously.. so good you guys! I’ve been burning ours today and the house smells heavenly right now! I couldn’t wait. My kids are back in school and we had a cloudy day. That’s all I needed to be ready for Fall. I’m so excited to decorate! I was going to start today but decided I wanted to deep clean and organize a few more things and take down some summer stuff first so I got started on that. But by this weekend I will be busting out my pumpkins!
I was looking back at past posts to remember what I did last year and thought I’d share a few pictures of how I decorated and some tips that always help me when I’m thinking Fall decor.
I tend to stick with traditional Fall colors and neutrals. Which of course you don’t have to and it’s fun to experiment with different looks! But I like WARM colors for Fall. Feels cozy to me. :)
Tip #1 – Bring on the baskets! Baskets are one of my favorite things to use when I decorate for Fall. Really when I decorate for any season but they feel especially perfect for this time of year because they bring so much texture into a space. Set one by your couch to hold throws.
Put one near the fireplace to hold magazines or books.
Place one on the kitchen counter to hold a plant. They look great in every space! I’ll link some of my favorite baskets below but if you don’t want to buy anything new try rotating the baskets you have and using them in new places.
Tip 2 – Bring the outdoors in! There’s so much beautiful faux Fall decor out there to buy, but don’t forget to bring in some things from outside! For a lot of you that’s a piece of cake with all of the beautiful leaves changing outside of your windows. We have to be a little more creative in my neck of the woods. :) Some fresh flowers and real acorns from my parent’s yard do the trick for me every year.
Tip 3 – Pull out ALL the throws! My favorite part of decorating for Fall is bringing out all of my cozy throws! Experiment with colors and textures. Layer throws with poms, fringe, tassels.. everything goes! You can’t have too many throws in the Fall. In my humble opinion that is. :)
Tip 4 – Layer and Stack! I mentioned layering your throws which will add a lot of texture and visual interest. Also play around with stacking things. I love stacking pumpkins on top of each other!
This is my same mantel the year before. Books are another fun item to decorate with in the Fall and are also perfect for stacking! I’m always sad to take my Fall mantel decor down every year. The pumpkins just make me too happy. :)
Tip #5 – Pull out past Fall family pictures! This time of year is a perfect time to get some of your pictures off of your computer and displayed in your home. Those cute pictures of your kids when they were little at the pumpkin patch, fun times in their Halloween costumes, or maybe a picture of you and someone you love at a football game or your family last year around the Thanksgiving table.
Use them in your decor and seeing them displayed around your home every day will make the holidays that much more meaningful for you and your family.
Bonus tip #6 – light that pumpkin spice candle immediately! You can’t be unhappy when a pumpkin clove/spice candle is burning. You just can’t. It’s not possible. So buy two if you need to and soak it in! That’s the plan at our house. :)
I’ve linked favorite Fall decor below if you need some ideas or are looking for a new throw, basket, pumpkin, etc. to spruce up your home. It’s Fall! YEA. Happy decorating friends!