Thursday, September 30, 2010

FALL back in love with your home!

The weather is cooler, the leaves are beginning to change, and the stores are a sea of amethysts, spices, and reds...fall is definitely here. Below I have complied a list of ideas to help you FALL back in love with your home!!!
First thing first...the Entry. Often ignored for seasonal decorating, other then Christmas, but I believe this is a great area to add some life without dipping into your Christmas present savings!

Image Credit~ Style at Home
Do you have an entry bench? Adding a new cushion in amethyst, spice of brown can completely transform your look into fall.

Image Credit~ Crate & Barrel
I know this is expected but I just love fall wreaths for an entry door.

Image Credit~ Williams-Sonoma Home
If you haven't replaced your rug in the area you enter or exit the most it may be time. The vibrant colors of fall is a great choice that works year round!


Image Credit~ Iomoi
I found the cutest site for stationary and pens. Iomoi offers fabulous colors in their stationary, as well as other products (check our their gifts under $50.00). Adding these to your desktop is a great way to add some spice to your office for the fall.


Image Credit~ Etsy
When I think of fall, there are two things that come to mind: vibrant colors and delicious flavors. Gneiss Spice, an Etsy shop, combined the two to make a functional piece of art for your kitchen!

Image Credit~ Williams-Sonora Home
These mugs from Williams Sonoma are perfect for hot soup or cocoa. I would definitely leave these out, perhaps on a shelf. They are too cute to hide behind cabinet doors!

Image Credit~ Williams-Sonoma
Yes, once again the obvious, but a nice reminder...time to bring out the fall colored dish towels. A nice pumpkin colored stripe or even solid jewel tones will do the trick.

Image Credit~ The Frugal Girls
This idea is not so much for decoration as it is for two of your senses, taste and smell. If you know guests will be arriving soon, pull out your crock pot, put some apple cider and cinnamon sticks in and your home will smell like a little piece of heaven in no time!

Living Room:

Image Credits~ Williams Sonoma Home & Gracious Home
Replace your pillows and throws with fall colors and plush textures.

Image Credit~ Woodson & Rummerfield's
Do you have an old side table tucked away in an attic? Take it out, give it a light sanding and paint it a classic fall in this case!

Image Credit~ Pier 1
Now we can address your photographs. You can either replace the frame...

Image Credit~ Robin Wieland (Thank you again!)
Or play around with the coloration of your photographs to add a nice warm tone (Aren't these the cutest little boys ever? The middle two are my boys and my two nephews are on each side!).

Dining Room:

Image Credit~ Country Living
Time to bring out your fall place settings or buy new!

Image Credit~ Country Living
It may also be time to look into some updated centerpeices!

Image Credit~ Happily Nested
Do you have a cabinet in your dining room? If so, adding wall covering or paint to the back of it is a great way to add a punch of color for this season.

Lastly, the bathroom...

Image Credit~ Gracious Home
Add a colorful rug...

Image Credit~ Gracious Home
Autumn colored towels...

Image Credit~ Bath & Body Works
Hand soap that is scented in apple, spice or pumpkin pie...

Image Credit~ Boxco
And a red tissue cover and your home is now FALL-ified!

Image Credit~ The Box Girls
I almost forgot, place this box of questions on a table for a great conversation starter when entertaining!

HAPPY FALL!!!!!!!!

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