Apparently fall is right around the corner, but based on how nice and warm the weather is in Raleigh, the Idaho girl in me is still a little confused on how it’s ever going to cool down haha. We’ve heard nothing but incredible things about fall here and I can’t wait to see the leaves on all the monstrous trees turn colors, and to spend our evenings enjoying the more mild fall weather on the patio. Sounds like a dream. When it comes to decorating around the seasons, I make some shifts in my home, but I’ve shifted away from covering my porch in 100 pumpkins (I don’t even know if pumpkins would last longer than a day in this climate).
Instead, I focus on incorporating patterns, artwork, textures, and finishes that are more representative of the season. I’ve posted about Winter Decor, sharing more in-depth on how I decorate seasonally. Spoiler alert: I don’t need my decor to tell me what season it is. I have windows for that :).
Fall is no different. A great place to start is by lighting a few really great fall candles and, lucky for you we tested a bunch of them and shared a list of our top 21 favorites. A few of you might actually remember the time I decorated for fall in real time in my Instagram stories and shared it here. I really focused on creating an autumn feeling with practical items–apples, branches cut from outside, a cookbook opened to a fall recipe displayed on a stand.
That’s really all you need–practical and true-to-season. Today we’re sharing a round-up of all the fall-decor essentials you might rotate through your home seasonally to keep things fresh and, especially for fall, cozy. I’m talking sitting in front of a fireplace with a blanket and a cup of homemade apple cider cozy. Many I already have but a few I’m going to go put in my cart right now – what does your home look like in the fall?
1. Teak Serving Bowl $58 – a beautifully carved bowl, perfect for holding apples or dried artichokes
2. Frame TV Art $3 – say hello to the most beautiful fall landscape I’ve seen
3. Roslyn Table Lamp $248 – I’ve been obsessing over this lamp so much I just might have to get it for myself
4. Olive Taper Candles $5 – tapered candles but let’s make them olive instead of white
5. Country Etching Art $235 – a classic country etching to hang wherever you heart desires
6. Checkered Doormat $58 – loving the subtle checkered print on this so much
7. Color Block Stripe Throw $23 – everybody needs a knit throw blanket for fall
8. Estelle Block Print Tablecloth $128 – would be a gorgeous tablecloth for a dinner party
9. Linen Rattan Basket $80 – perfect for any front porch
10. Ribbed Ceramic Candle $36 – there’s even 3 excellent scents to choose from
11. Wynn Wicker Tray $98 – love to corral my candles in this tray
12. Pogo Brass and Cane Table Lamp $249 – you had me at pleated shade
13. Faux Aspen Branch $29 – imo you can’t have too many fall branches
14. Sage Boucle Throw $45 – throw it over a sofa and you’re ready for fall
15. Fraiser Handcrafted Etched Vase $89 – the curves of this are *chef’s kiss
16. Faux Artichokes $25 – using dried artichokes is a fun way to add in some color
17. DISC Interiors: Portraits of Home $60 – every coffee table needs at least one coffee table book
18. Rustic Vase $25 – this just feels very fall to me–the color, the imperfect texture
19. Woven Striped Throw Pillow $30 – woven, and oversized (everything I want in a pillow)
20. Gingham Napkin $88 – can’t go wrong with gingham
21. Sage & Walnut Candle $65 – what more do you want in a fall candle?
22. Gingham Napkins $16 – the cutest little napkins there are
23. Antique Wood Pedestal $40 – such a great way to prop up your dish and handsoaps
24. Hand Woven Jute Rug $45 – I love a good jute rug
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