Inspiring Moms to Hit Their Stride
Posted by Stephanie | Filed under DecorATE
Autumn is upon us, but if you’re like me, fall decorating may have ended up at the bottom of your to-do list. No worries. You can still add touches of the season with little time and little money. Here are five ways you can “cozy up” your home for fall today:
#1 White Pumpkins
I love the look of white pumpkins. They are great for decorating all the way the way through Thanksgiving because they say “fall harvest” more than they do “jack-o-lantern.” I like to use them both indoors and out, and they’re a great canvas for stenciling your initials, house number, etc.
#2 Apothecary Jars
I recommend using these year round; they work for any season and in any room. For fall, I love to fill them with candy corn, apples, acorns, even leaves. Group them together for a beautiful table display.
#3 Paper Leaf Garland
This is a great activity for your kids and the result is an understated garland that can be strung across your mantle, china cabinet, mirrors, etc. An easy how-to with leaf templates is available here.
#4 Leaf Rub Artwork
We’ve all done this as kids, but it can actually be used as beautiful artwork in your home. Send your kids on a nature walk and have them create leaf rub prints with crayons in rich hues. These would be fabulous framed in a gallery wall display in your entry or hallway.
#5 Rich Aromas
I hardly ever burn candles during the spring and summer months, but I love the scent of warm spiced cider or apple pie candles in the fall. It’s an instant way to make your house feel cozier. Another idea I recently saw was to set out a bowl of coffee beans in the kitchen—a great way to evoke your senses all day long. (I wonder, is it possible to inhale caffeine? Hmmm. . . .)
Good luck, and get to work! After all, we’re only weeks away from scrambling through the attic to find the Christmas decorations.
Emily Clark is a mom on the go, on a quest to create beautiful interior spaces. She loves to amaze clients with super chic finds at affordable prices and find creative uses for pieces they may already own. Click here for more ideas and inspirations on her blog or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.