If you weren’t able to decorate your home for Fall before Halloween, no worries. There is still time! We have several weeks before Thanksgiving, and you can easily get your house into the Fall spirit with the simple tips below. This article is perfect for those who are busy working, taking care of families, and simply don’t have time to sit around on Pinterest, crafting your life away. While that would be nice, it isn’t exactly realistic.
So, here you have it:
- Natural Tablescape
Creating a beautiful tablescape is an easy way to get the Fall mood flowin’. Head to Lowe’s and pick up a few cute little succulents from the Garden section. Wrap them in burlap and secure with twine. Scatter those across the table, paired with candles, and natural linens. Place little bowls on the center of each plate filled with walnuts and BAM!, you have yourself a Fall tablescape with muted, earthy tones. After all, who said Fall decor had to be all Orange and ‘in your face’ anyways? No thanks.
- Blackboard Wreath
Instead of a traditional, over the top Fall wreath, hang a framed blackboard on your door and write (in your fanciest handwriting) something like: Welcome To Our Home, Give Thanks, or Happy Thanksgiving. You can pick up a strand of faux fall floral from a craft store and secure it around the blackboard to give it a wreath-y feel. If you don’t have a blackboard or have trouble finding one, you can always find a small vintage mirror or tray and paint it with chalkboard paint.
- Curb Appeal
Share some of the Fall love with the neighbors on the street by dressing up your curb appeal. This can be done quite easily and quite affordably. Grab a few pots of Mums and have them arranged on your front porch as well as up the walkway. Mix and match them with pumpkins, secure some cornstalk to your pillars, and add mini pumpkins along the tops of windows for a creative touch. (pro tip: pumpkins can be found quite inexpensively at Costco and Trader Joes)
- Fireplace Magic
If you have a fireplace, lucky you. Fireplaces/mantles are basically meant for decorating. They can be dressed up to each Season, and are quite magical in the Fall especially. If you don’t have stone or brick around your fireplace, but have always dreamed of it, consider using Faux Stone or Faux Brick panels. Faux stone paneling is ideal because it is DIY, heat resistant, and affordable. Faux brick and faux stone panels look exactly like their authentic counterparts, and provide the perfect backdrop for decorating for the Fall season. Apply faux foliage along the mantle with mini pumpkins and candles of varying heights to give it the perfect touch.