Well, it's almost September and that means the fall season is just around the corner. It actually means for us in southern Savannah, the heat of the summer! We don't really see a pretty change of seasons here like I did growing up in Virginia. It's hot here until the end of September and then things cool down just a bit. The leaves don't begin to change until late November.
But I love the fall anyway-no matter the temperature. Here are a few things to get you inspired for the season. Remember it's still hot for real pumpkins and mums here so I don't have any in my decor projects, but I will be adding some later as the weather cools down.
I found these felt pumpkins and leaves at the Dollar Tree and I had this scrap panel wood.
I spray painted a leaf and pumpkin onto the wood using leftover white spray paint. Because it's so hot here-well it was dry in like 2 minutes! I like quick projects like this one.
I can use this wooden panel in several different places in my home-it's quite versatile. When decorating for fall- think nature, outdoors, colors of the changing leaves, rustic, wood, metal-bring the fall inside your home.
I found this vintage football calendar (a reproduction-if it were the real deal-it would not be hanging outside) and thought it would look great on the front door. I'm not a big wreath on the front door kind of gal-so I try to find unusual things to display. What's fall without football! Go VT HOKIES!
I like to pull in bright greens, oranges, whites and tan colors. I love the all natural color scheme for fall decor.
I found this cute little bird at Villa- an upscale decor store on Broughton Street in downtown Savannah. I only paid $5 for it-that's a steal! They were having a clearance sale to make room for new fall merchandise. The garden tool was found at an estate sale and is from the 1950's-it was a dollar!
I like to add a little decor to our back steps-it welcomes people to our home! If the outside of your home is decorated nicely-people will anticipate what you've done on the inside! -(please neighbors don't come over just yet-my house is a wreck!)
Use some frames you have around the house and recreate a fall piece. I typed up this little message on the computer and printed and framed it-no cost at all!
I hope you are inspired just a little to begin bringing some fall decor out. I think the fall season gets lost sometimes because of all the holiday commercialism. The fall is my favorite time of the year- its a time to reflect on the bountiful blessings of the past year. Slow down, enjoy the fall-sit outside by a campfire, roast s'mores, go camping-whatever it is that makes you feel renewed.
Happy Fall Ya'll!!
Simple Home Living "Southern Style"