Yeah, decorative pumpkins are an obvious choice, but there’s more to decorating my house for fall than going with the seasonal favorites. For me, it’s about making everything feel warmer, cozier, and more inviting.
My mom always hated seasonal decor. Putting up the Christmas tree was a special memory, but as far as everything else goes, it was just another box that sat up in the attic and needed to be hauled up and down. But my grandma went all out for every holiday. She used the same decorations every year that were sorted into totes in the attic, and we would break them out and strategically place all the knick knacks, throws, and candles out around the house.
I’d like to think I’m somewhere in the middle of my mom and Gran. Even though my style is a lot less knick-knack oriented, I still love breaking out my box of decorations and making my house feel like new again every season.
Since we’re in a new home, I’m essentially starting from scratch. It’s just another excuse to shop (oh, darn) but it’s already proven to be so fun. After just one month on Mallard Court, I get to freshen up the space yet again! If I don’t carefully plan out what I’d like to get ahead of time, I end up falling for whatever I’m told is “in” whenever I walk through the store. It doesn’t actually match anything in my house, nothing fits, and I’m left with a bunch of trinkets that don’t serve any real purpose at all. Instead, I’ve got a well-laid-out inspiration board in front of me, and I love to share!